Where the Big Ones Are

The tailwater below Norris Dam offers outstanding trout fishing and perfect conditions for paddling—and A.D.A. access to boot. Fun for everyone!

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Killer Biking on TVA’s Mill Creek Loop

Whether it’s rainy or gorgeous fall day, grab your mountain bike and head for the Mill Creek Loop, TVA’s latest and greatest hiking and biking trail, where both the color and the ride are spectacular.

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Sailgating with the Vol Navy

“Sailgating” is a grand tradition at the University of Tennessee, home to the storied Vol Navy, which ties up on the Tennessee River outside Neyland Stadium in Knoxville on football Saturdays.

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Recreation

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

 

TVAcation

No time or budget for a luxurious beach vacation this year? No worries—TVA has you covered! You can stay here in the Tennessee Valley and enjoy swimming, boating, hiking, biking, camping, fishing, paddling and much more on TVA’s public lands and lakes. Don’t forget to take plenty of pictures of yourself and your friends and family having fun, and post them to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using #TVAcation. You could win cool outdoor gear. Make your vacation a dam destination!

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Tennessee Valley Water Trails

Can’t decide between hitting the trail or splashing around for fun this weekend? You can do both on one of the Tennessee Valley’s many water trails. Here’s a comprehensive guide to premium paddles throughout the region.

Recreation on Undeveloped TVA Public Lands

Looking to get away into nature in its rawest form? TVA manages 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.

Volunteering at TVA

Want to make a difference to the Tennessee Valley region? Volunteer at TVA and be part of our mission of service.

Tailwater Pursuits

TVA dam releases create world-class cold-water fisheries and whitewater paddling opportunities for kayakers and rafters. Here’s a guide to when and where to find them.

Tennessee Valley Uncharted

Take a journey through the Tennessee Valley as hosts Erick Baker and Ariel Nicole explore its unique natural wonders, urban secrets, recreation destinations and hidden gems on the new series Tennessee Valley Uncharted.

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