Two new TVA multi-use trails near South Holston Dam are designed to provide mountain biking fun for the whole family now and in times to come.
A new boat ramp on the Hiwassee tailwater offers safe access to the beautiful vistas and fabulous fishing of Apalachia Lake.
The tailwater below Norris Dam offers outstanding trout fishing and perfect conditions for paddling—and A.D.A. access to boot. Fun for everyone!
Whether it’s rainy or gorgeous fall day, grab your mountain bike and head for the Mill Creek Loop, TVA’s latest and greatest hiking and biking trail, where both the color and the ride are spectacular.
Fall is prime time for cool, cozy, colorful camping. Here are nine ways you can have fun in the outdoors while making your stay a sustainable one.
Fishing for bass on Guntersville is always good. In the fall, it’s even better—if you know the right techniques for fishing the weeds this time of year. Our fishing expert shares his secrets.
“Sailgating” is a grand tradition at the University of Tennessee, home to the storied Vol Navy, which ties up on the Tennessee River outside Neyland Stadium in Knoxville on football Saturdays.
You’ll find yourself welcome at nine of TVA’s dams, which feature visitor centers. Four of these are staffed with friendly folks ready to answer your questions about TVA’s past, present or future.
There’s no doubt about it: Picnics mean good times, yummy food and family fun. Consider having your next outdoor shindig at one of TVA’s fabulous picnic areas or pavilions.
The Tennessee Valley is at its best when fall brings out glorious color in the trees. Here are six spectacular hikes that even the most jaded leafers will absolutely love.
Fort Loudoun and Tellico reservoirs are close enough to Knoxville city residents to live on. But they’re also popular weekend getaways, known for bass fishing, hiking and hiking.
Embrace precious Indian Summer days and explore the many water trails available on Tims Ford Reservoir on the Elk River in Middle Tennessee.
“Go west, young man” is not just a famous quote; it’s good advice to vacationers who want to have fun in the “west end” of the Tennessee Valley region. Pickwick Landing Dam and Lake offer action-packed days (and barbecue-filled nights).
What are you doing for the August 21, 2017, solar eclipse? Consider taking in the view on one of the South’s most beautiful reservoirs.
There’s more to the Ocoee River than world-class whitewater rafting. We caught up with an experienced guide to find out what other kinds of adventures the Ocoee has to offer.
You don’t have to go big to have your fun on the lake. If you live in West Tennessee, you can think small—and still have a good time—on the seven Beech River lakes.
You may not know Clyde Boyd of Jasper, Tenn., but if you visit TVA’s Glover Branch Recreation Area just below Nickajack Dam, you’ll be walking among his memories—and across the land where he raised crops, milked cows and grew old.
Just because your bike was made to handle rocks and roots doesn't mean it can't perform on pavement, too. Try one of these urban biking trails, five of the best in the Tennessee Valley.
Norris Lake’s outstanding Loyston Point trails provide a beautiful setting and a mountain biking experience that will suit your experience level—whether you’re a beginner or seasoned expert.
About 40 million Americans participate in the sport of mountain biking each year—and the Tennessee Valley is their playground. Want to join their numbers? Here’s what you need to know before you go.
Bike Magazine summed up Raccoon Mountain’s bike trails in one word: glorious. Find out why these 30 miles of trails are known for monster thrills and family chill.
Get to know the looks, songs, diets and habits of these five common birds, and you’ll have feathered friends worth watching wherever you go in the Tennessee Valley.
TVA maintains public areas—woodlands, grasslands and waterways—across the Tennessee Valley, and these are great places for birdwatching. With a little know-how, you’ll see the splendor of birds all around you.
Eagles, ospreys and hawks all dwell in the Tennessee Valley year-round—in particular on Guntersville and Kentucky reservoirs—offering majestic views for birdwatchers in the field and, via web cam, at home.
Winter is here, and with it some of the best birdwatching of the year. You can find many fine feathered friends on TVA public lands—but your own back yard will also offer incredible avian views, if you know how to look.
At TVA we love pets. So why not bring them out to enjoy #TVAfun on our lakes and streams? Paddling with your pooch is great fun, and with a little preparation and know-how, safe for everyone.
We’ve done the research, we’ve witnessed the beauty, we’ve had the fun—and we can practically guarantee you’ll have good time, too. So there is no reason for you to not to check out one of these perfect Tennessee Valley paddles.
When the horn sounds, the Ocoee River in east Tennessee becomes a bucket-list destination for experienced rafters looking for miles of Class III and Class IV adventure. Here’s how TVA maintains the whitewater thrills.
There are many legends on how the Ghost River section of the Wolf River in west Tennessee got its name.
We want you to have summer fun on our lakes and streams—and stay safe while you're doing it. Check out these 13 things you need to consider before you climb into your kayak, raft or canoe.
Antique and classic boats harken back to the time when recreational watercraft with nicknames like “Little Funhouse” and “Eleanor” filled the Tennessee River.
Marinas are home base for all the splashy boating lake fun of summer. When they go the extra mile to be environmentally sound, the good only gets better.
Craving a beach vacation this summer, but don’t have the time or money to make it happen? A lazy waterside getaway may be closer than you think.
Summer temperatures may be on rise through the Valley, don't be afraid to get outdoors. These four terrific TVA trails offer leafy shade and built-in water features to help you escape the summer sun and cool yourself—naturally.
Looking for the perfect hiking experience for the whole family? You can do no better than this “two-fer” of trails at Cherokee Lake, loved by old and young and everyone in between.
Trails through TVA’s Small Wild Areas let Valley residents get up close and personal with some of the most exceptional natural resources and scenic views in the region.
It’s time to lace up those hiking boots, grab your supplies and hit the trail—with both fun and safety in mind!
Long to stay in the great outdoors, but tent camping just isn't your style? Try living it up in a decked-out RV. You can have all the comforts of home—including wi-fi—and still get out into nature on TVA campgrounds.
TVA trails crisscross more than 170 miles of public land — there for you to hike or bike, no matter what your difficulty level. They’re fun to explore and great for exercise. The only downside is the work to maintain them.
Always wanted to live on the lake but can't afford the real estate? Now you can enjoy all the amenities without the expense by camping at one of TVA's six dam reservation campgrounds.
No need to travel across the ocean for a relaxing vacation. You can get away from it all and pitch a tent on one of the dozens of wild islands that dot TVA’s reservoirs right here in the Valley.
Introducing youngsters to fishing takes preparation, practice and patience—but their first catch could get them “hooked” for life.
Winter, spring, summer or fall, any angler will tell you that there is nothing like the adrenaline rush of “fish on.” The Tennessee Valley is home to many world-class trout fisheries, chief among them the South Fork Holston River.
From trophies worthy of hanging on the wall to the simple joys of a bluegill on a little girl’s line, TVA lake fishing creates memories that cross generations. PLUS: 10 family-friendly destinations for fishing from the shore.
Lake Guntersville is a world-class destination for bass fisherman. Here’s why the lake is so good—and how TVA manages it for ongoing excellence.
Want to make eco-friendliness part of your camping experience? Now you can, by choosing one of the 46 Tennessee Valley Camp-Right Campgrounds.