Skip to main content

Press Releases

TVA Campgrounds Close for Winter Following a Successful Summer Season

Dec 2, 2021

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.­­ – The six Tennessee Valley Authority managed campgrounds have closed for the winter months, with reservations for the upcoming 2022 camping season available online through Recreation Resource Management, which operates the campgrounds for TVA.

These TVA campgrounds are closing for the winter:

TVA’s campgrounds on dam reservations were again a popular social-distancing destination for the second summer effected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Demand was again very high this year, and TVA is proud to be part of the region’s popular travel and tourism attractions,” said Tina Guinn, manager, TVA Recreation. “Even while campers and day users occupied our six campgrounds on five dam reservations throughout the Valley, we made many improvements to grounds to ensure visitors had a great experience camping.”

TVA’s day-use recreation areas on dam reservations remain open year-round, as do undeveloped recreation lands.

Visitor centers at Norris, Fontana, and Kentucky dams were closed throughout 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19 precautions. TVA hopes to reopen them in April 2022.

Full details of all camping fees and policies can be found in the camping section of TVA’s website or on Recreation Resource Management’s website at

Find out more about recreation opportunities on TVA-managed land at For more information about TVA and its 88-year mission of service to the Tennessee Valley, click here.


TVA Media Relations

TVA Media Line

Our media staff is available 24 hours a day. If you cannot reach the contact above, please call our media line at 865-632-6000.

Follow TVA News


Share this Story