At TVA, we're hardwired for fun. Recreation is part of our mission—it's who we are. And there's plenty of fun to be had year-round on TVA land and water. Do you love to hike? We've got trails for every ability. Fishing your obsession? We have some truly world-class bass and trout fishing destinations. Do you like to kick up dirt? We have some spoke'n hot mountain biking trails. Birdwatching more your style? Take a peek at our Small Wild Areas. Camping? Experience the joy of lakeside living. Paddling? Boating? Swimming? Skiing? Check, check, check, check. And those are just a few of the possibilities.
All you need to do, any time of year, is get out there and have a good time. Share your own stories and photos on Instagram or Twitter using #TVAfun, or via Facebook using our #TVAFun tab.
Winter, spring, summer or fall, any angler will tell you that there is nothing like the rush of “fish on.” The Tennessee Valley is home to many world-class trout fisheries, chief among them the South Holston River.
Autumn is here, and with it some of the best birdwatching of the year. You can find many fine feathered friends on TVA public lands—but your own back yard will also offer incredible avian views, if you know how to look.
This year Bike Magazine summed up Raccoon Mountain’s bike trails in one word—glorious. We caught up with Kevin Smith, Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association’s Chattanooga chapter vice president to find out why.
About 40 million Americans participate in the sport of mountain biking each year—and the Tennessee Valley is their playground. Want to join their numbers? Here’s what you need to know before you climb on two wheels and go.
TVA maintains public areas—woodlands, grasslands and waterways—across the Tennessee Valley, and these are great places for birdwatching. With a little know-how, you’ll see the splendor of birds all around you.
Eagles, ospreys and hawks all dwell in the Tennessee Valley year-round—in particular on Guntersville and Kentucky reservoirs—offering majestic views for birdwatchers in the field and, via web cam, at home.
When the horn sounds, the Ocoee River in east Tennessee becomes a bucket-list destination for experienced rafters looking for miles of Class III and Class IV adventure. Here’s how TVA maintains the whitewater thrills.
We’ve done the research, we’ve seen the beauty, we’ve had the fun—and we can practically guarantee you’ll have good time, too. So there's no reason for you to not to check out one of these Valley paddles.
Long to stay in the great outdoors, but tent camping just isn't your style? Try living it up in a decked-out RV. You can have have all the comforts of home—including wi-fi—and still get out into nature on TVA campgrounds.
From trophies worthy of hanging on the wall to the simple joys of a bluegill on a little girl’s line, TVA lake fishing creates memories that cross generations. PLUS: 10 family-friendly destinations for fishing from the shore.