TVA Visitor Centers Closed for Season

November 02, 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.­­ – As the temperatures turn colder, the Tennessee Valley Authority staffed visitor centers at Norris, Fontana and Kentucky dams have closed after another successful season. These facilities will reopen in the spring of 2018.

Visitor centers at the Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage facility near Chattanooga, and at South Holston and Fort Patrick Henry dams in northeast Tennessee remain open year-round, as well as informative display panels at Wilson and Guntersville dams in Alabama. Each offers information about TVA history, how it operates its electric system and how it manages the Tennessee River and its tributaries.

Visitor centers close for major holidays and during severe weather. Additional information on all of TVA’s visitor centers can TVA’s website.

  • Raccoon Mountain/Laurel Point, located off Raccoon Mountain Road near U.S. Highway 64/72 west of Chattanooga, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. November through March.
  • Wilson Dam, located off Reservation Road in Muscle Shoals, is accessible year-around.
  • Guntersville Dam, located off Snow Point Rd. (CR-50), is accessible year-around.
  • South Holston Dam, located on South View Dam Drive, Bristol, Tenn., is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. April through October; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November through March.
  • Fort Patrick Henry, located off Interstate 81, Exit 59, is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. April through October; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November through March.

For more information about TVA and its 84-year mission of service to the Tennessee Valley, click here.

Contact

Ashley Walker
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000

tvainfo@tva.gov
(865) 632-4325