Paddle Pointers

We want you to have summer fun on our lakes and streams—and stay safe while you're doing it. Check out these 12 things you need to consider before you climb into your kayak or canoe.

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Hit the Beach

You don’t have to drive all day and night to get to sandy shores and lapping waves—you can enjoy a lovely waterside vacation right here in the Valley at one of TVA’s many lakeside swim beaches.

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Hiking in the Wild

Trails through TVA’s Small Wild Areas let Valley residents get up close and personal with some of the most exceptional natural resources and scenic views in the region.

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Recreation

As part of its mission of service, TVA manages its public lands and waters to support recreation so that the Tennessee Valley remains one of the best places in the country to live, work and play.

TVA Fun
Get out and play on TVA lands and lakes this season, and share your adventures. Enter our contest by uploading your photos or short videos on Instagram or Twitter using #TVAfun, or via Facebook using our #TVAFun tab. Learn more about how you can turn your good times into cool prizes!


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Recreation on Undeveloped TVA Public Lands

Looking to get away into nature in its rawest form? TVA owns 229,000 acres of undeveloped public lands available for hunting, camping, hiking and birdwatching. Find your own piece of wilderness on our Undeveloped Recreation Map.

Hiking, Biking and Horseback Riding

TVA, working in conjunction with other organizations, has built more than 30 beautiful trails on its reservoir lands—to be enjoyed on foot, on wheels or in the saddle.

Volunteering at TVA

Want to make a difference to the Tennessee Valley region? Volunteer at TVA and be part of our mission of service—to provide regional environmental stewardship, reliable power and economic development.

Tailwater Pursuits

TVA dam tailwater releases create world-class trout fishing and mild whitewater paddling opportunities for kayakers and rafters. Here’s a guide to when and where to find them.

Reservoir Information

Get the most up-to-date information on the individual reservoirs TVA manages, including observed and predicted elevations, planned generation releases at the dams, reservoir operating guides, ecological health ratings, fish population survey results, recreation facilities and more.

 

 

Lake Info App

Want your lake info to go? Download the TVA Lake Info app, an for easy-to-use resource for operating on and around reservoirs and dams in the TVA region. Available for iPhone and Android devices.

 

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