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Tennessee Valley Authority Campgrounds Close for Winter

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Six Tennessee Valley Authority-managed campgrounds have closed for the winter months, TVA announced in a release. Reservations for the upcoming 2022 camping season are available online through Recreation Resource Management, which operates the campgrounds for TVA.

TVA campgrounds closing for the winter include:

  • Cherokee Dam —Cherokee Dam Reservation in Jefferson City
  • Douglas Dam Headwater —Douglas Dam Reservation near Sevierville
  • Douglas Dam Tailwater — Douglas Dam Reservation near Sevierville
  • Melton Hill Dam —Melton Hill Dam Reservation near Lenoir City
  • Watauga Dam —Watauga Dam Reservation near Elizabethton
  • Pickwick Dam – Pickwick Dam Reservation near Savannah

TVA’s campgrounds on dam reservations were again a popular social-distancing destination for the second summer affected 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.”

Meanwhile, 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 camprrm.com.
Find out more about recreation opportunities on TVA-managed land at tva.com/recreation. Click here for more information about TVA and its 88-year mission of service to the Tennessee Valley.

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