Recreation Documents

Easement Templates

Click on the documents below to see what an easement for use of TVA land typically includes. These documents are only to show general information. Should you apply for and receive a commercial recreation easement from TVA, your agreement will likely be different in some respects and will likely contain conditions not included in the examples. For example, your agreement could include specific environmental conditions (e.g. protection of a wetland area) that are unique to your specific easement area or could require a performance bond if major construction is proposed on the easement area. The details of your particular agreement will be determined after an environmental and programmatic review. Please call the Public Land Information Center to find out more.

Easement Template for a Marina and Campground on TVA land
Easement Template for a Campground on TVA Land
Easement Template for a Marina on TVA Land
Example Payment Table for Recreation
Easement Template for Public Recreation

Security Assurance Documents

Security assurance provides payment to TVA in three situations:

  1. To pay rent in the event licensee fails to make payment
  2. To defray expenses associated with site cleanup if licensee leaves materials and structures on property after termination
  3. To defray expenses associated with restoring TVA property if damages occur when licensee removes structures, equipment, and any other items from the site

TVA completes an assessment of commercial operations to determine the amount of security assurance necessary to ensure adequate payment to TVA in these situations. The required amount is the sum of six month’s rent plus an amount that reflects the condition of facilities based upon that assessment.

Frequently Asked Questions
Editable Copy of the Form Letter of Credit (Word DOC, 37kb)
TVA’s Credit Evaluation Materials

Annual Operating Plan

These documents are intended to aid you in preparing your Annual Operating Plan and Evacuation Plan. Reference your agreement with TVA as to what your agreement and facility requires and when the items are due. Annual Operating Plans and Evacuation Plans for campgrounds on TVA property are required to be submitted by March 16 of each year. TVA has provided guidelines for both documents and examples.

Annual Operating Plan Guidelines
Example Annual Operation Plan
Example Campground Map
Evacuation Plan Guidelines
Example Evacuation Plan

True-up Payment Documents

These documents are to assist holders of commercial recreation licenses in making the yearly “true-up” payments which are due April 30. A true-up payment is only required for those license holders on the percentage of gross revenues payment method. Below is a document that answers the frequently asked questions. In addition is a pdf version and an editable version of the TVA Annual Gross Revenue Summary Sheet. If you have questions, please call or email your TVA representative.

True Up Payment Questions and Answers
TVA Annual Gross Revenue Sheet
TVA Annual Gross Revenue Sheet (Excel DOC)