Kayaker

TVA campgrounds are open for the 2021 season. Learn more.

TVA recreation areas, trails and undeveloped lands are open with the exception of the following, which are closed for maintenance and improvements:

  • Melton Hill Dam Reservation – portion of the left bank tailwater parking lot
  • Tellico Dam Reservation – beaches and associated parking lot
  • Watts Bar Reservoir – Jackson Island

Pavilions, playgrounds and most restrooms remain closed.

Visitors are requested to follow public health guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Executive Order 13991 while enjoying public lands.

Recreation

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

Other Recreation Opportunities

hunters at sunrise

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.

man fishing in river

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.

volunteers doing trail maintenance

Volunteering at TVA

Be part of our mission of service.