Kayaker

Recreation

As part of its mission of service, TVA manages its public lands and waterways to support recreation so the Tennessee Valley is one of the best places in the country to live, work and PLAY.

What's OPEN
• TVA campgrounds (details)
• TVA recreation areas, trails and undeveloped lands (except left bank tailwater parking lot at Melton Hill Dam)

What's CLOSED
• Visitor centers at dams except for Norris (restrooms are open except one at bottom of Raccoon Mountain)
• Some dispersed recreational area gates and access roads – do not block closed gates

Looking to Go Local?

loudoun lake

Are you itching to travel this summer, but aren’t quite sure where you’d like to go or what you’d like to experience? Fortunately, a unique, online map guide curated by locals makes finding these travel gems easy and entertaining.

Other Recreation Opportunities

hunters at sunrise

Recreation on Undeveloped TVA Public Lands

Looking to get away into nature in its rawest form? TVA manages 229,000 acres of undeveloped public lands available for hunting, camping, hiking and birdwatching. Find your own piece of wilderness on our Undeveloped Recreation Map.

man fishing in river

Tailwater Pursuits

TVA dam releases create world-class cold-water fisheries and whitewater paddling opportunities for kayakers and rafters. Here’s a guide to when and where to find them.

volunteers doing trail maintenance

Volunteering at TVA

Be part of our mission of service.