TVA’s Land Policy spells out exactly how the agency manages the reservoir system and its 293,000 acres of surrounding lands to maximize public enjoyment, flood control, navigation, power production and economic growth.
TVA Land Management Plans reflect the application of its Land Policy in regard to the management of its reservoirs and the lands surrounding them. They govern decisions about whether land is retained or not, and establish how the land may be used and by whom.
Keeping shorelines healthy and strong enhances landowners' property, and also helps protect water resources, reduce erosion and maintain wildlife habitat.
TVA makes extensive efforts to protect its cultural heritage through protecting archaeological resources, preserving historic sites, tracking its history through records and photography, offering information on relocated cemeteries, working with Native American tribes and more.
This list of rules for the use of TVA's public lands is designed to let recreational users have fun today, but also to preserve these beautiful natural assets for generations to come.
More than 181,000 acres under TVA's management have been set aside for natural resource management with the intention of preserving natural wildlife habitats, protecting endangered plant and animal species and enhancing the biodiversity of the Tennessee Valley region.
Land Actions Open for Comment
Public Land Information Center
A single source for answers to your questions about shoreline land use, permitting procedures, water quality, recreation and other issues related to the environment, or to get involved with TVA stewardship activities.
Public Land Protection Policy
Because of the importance of TVA public land to the region, it continues to be TVA’s policy to manage its lands to protect the integrated operation of the TVA reservoir and power systems, to provide for appropriate public use and enjoyment of the reservoir system, and to provide for continuing economic growth in the Valley. Further, it is TVA’s duty to prevent abuse and destruction of TVA public land and take necessary steps to remedy unauthorized uses and encroachments. Read more about the Public Land Protection Policy.