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TVA to Reopen Campgrounds, Visitor Centers Soon

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TVA to Reopen Campgrounds, Visitor Centers Soon

Chattanooga, Tenn. – TVA campgrounds and visitor centers have announced their reopening for the upcoming season. The much-anticipated step is expected to start from March 15, remaining open until November 15. The staff members will return to the visitor centers from April 6 to deliver their services.

TVA’s Integral Role in Public Recreation

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) operates eight dams comprising visitor centers which are prominent educational and recreational hubs. These educational centers are integral in disseminating information about the history and contributions of the TVA and how it serves the community.

A notable center in the TVA network is the Raccoon Mountain dam, located west of Chattanooga and near U.S. Highway 64/72. It boasts of excellent daily operational hours, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., drawing steady enthusiasts. An additional highlight of the area includes the Laurel Point recreation area, a year-round facility.

The center’s overlook offers a spectacular view of a narrow gorge on the river,”
added TVA’s remarks about the scenic beauty of the Raccoon Mountain dam.

Other important dams that are scheduled to reopen on April 6 include the Norris Dam, Kentucky Dam, and Fontana Dam, which are expected to equally attract numerous visitors, aiding local tourism.

Rising Popularity of TVA’s Public Recreation Areas

The TVA offers more than 80 public recreation areas which extend beyond camping facilities to day-use areas and boat ramps. This extensive network of public recreational services accentuates TVA’s commitment to providing accessible and enjoyable opportunities for the public.

Reflecting on the popularity and utilisation of these services offered by the TVA, it’s reported that visitors spent an impressive 45,000 nights at TVA’s six developed campgrounds, according to TVA officials.


The reopening of TVA’s campgrounds and visitor centers is expected to provide a much-needed boost to the local economy through tourism while promoting community engagement. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has demonstrated a successful model of integrating valuable public services and education, and should continue to strive for fostering a greater sense of community and environmental stewardship.

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