TVA Campgrounds Open for the Season
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – With spring just around the corner, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s seasonal campgrounds are ready and waiting for visitors to return to the outdoors. The 2022 camping season begins March 15 and runs through November 15.
TVA provides more than 80 public recreation areas, including campgrounds, day-use areas and boat ramps across the Tennessee Valley. Recreation Resource Management LLC, will manage the TVA campgrounds on our dam reservations for the seventh year in a row:
- Cherokee Dam — Cherokee Dam Reservation in Jefferson City, Tenn.
- Douglas Dam Headwater — Douglas Dam Reservation near Sevierville, Tenn.
- Douglas Dam Tailwater — Douglas Dam Reservation near Sevierville, Tenn.
- Melton Hill Dam — Melton Hill Dam Reservation near Lenoir City, Tenn.
- Watauga Dam — Watauga Dam Reservation near Elizabethton, Tenn.
- Pickwick Dam – Pickwick Dam Reservation near Savannah, Tenn.
Most campsites are capable of accommodating tents, pop-up trailers and recreational vehicles. Each campground provides restrooms, potable water, showers, grills, picnic tables, RV dump stations, and nearby boating and fishing access. In addition to campsites with electrical service, there are a few tent-only campsites with a more primitive set-up.
All campgrounds offer the opportunity to sleep under the stars, but some campground operators go the extra mile to preserve the environment for future generations. TVA’s Camp-Right Campgrounds program recognizes those campgrounds located on TVA land that are committed to environmentally responsible practices and share the agency’s passion for protecting the environment. Find them here.
Camping with campfires is a traditional way of enjoying the outdoors. However, imported firewood can introduce insects that kill trees. To prevent the spread of these destructive pests, TVA recommends buying firewood that is cut locally, preferably within the same county where it will be burned.
For more information about TVA and its 89-year mission of service to the Tennessee Valley, click here.