TVA To Hold 32nd Annual Wildflower Walks at Norris Dam

March 18, 2015

NORRIS, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority will hold its annual spring wildflower walks at the TVA River Bluff Small Wild Area on the Norris Dam Reservation Saturday, March 28, and Saturday, April 4.

The guided walks are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. each Saturday at the Small Wild Area located along the Clinch River west of Norris Dam. The walks are free and are hosted by TVA in conjunction with Ijams Nature Center, Norris Dam State Park and the Friends of Norris Dam State Park.

The trail is a moderately difficult, 3.2-mile loop and is known for a spectacular array of spring wildflowers, especially yellow trout lilies, celandine poppies, bloodroot, spring beauties and toothwort.

The hikes will be held if rainy conditions occur, although onsite high winds or thunderstorms occasionally cancel hikes. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather. For additional information, contact TVA’s Public Land Information Center at (800) 882-5263.

To reach the River Bluff Small Wild Area, take U.S. Highway 441 and turn onto Dabney Road; approximately 1 mile north of Norris Dam. Follow the signs to the Small Wild Area trailhead parking area.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.


Jim Hopson
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000
(865) 632-8860