TVA dam releases create world-class trout fishing and whitewater paddling opportunities for kayakers and rafters. Here’s a guide to when and where to find them.
Boating, fishing, and skiing are still the most popular types of recreation on TVA lakes. But more and more people are getting interested in the world of tailwater sports—such as kayaking, rafting, and trout fishing—that can happen in the water below the TVA dams.
To support these recreation activities, TVA posts a May-to-October schedule for recreational releases for the spots listed below:
Whether you're a rookie or a skilled paddler or angler, consult your local outfitter to learn how to match the ideal flow to your skill level.
View our recreation map to find the reservoir you want to target for tailwater.
Whitewater sports are fun, but safety is paramount! Here’s some advice that could save your life: