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TVA Campgrounds to Close for 2010 Season

Tennessee Valley AuthorityKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee Valley Authority will close eight seasonal campgrounds on reservoirs throughout the region for the 2010 recreation season on Monday, November 15th.

The season will run a little longer for three other campgrounds. Douglas Dam Headwater Campground, Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground and Pickwick Dam Tailwater Campground will remain open through Monday, December 13th.

TVA’s day-use recreation areas located on dam reservations remain open year-round. Day-use recreation areas are used for hiking, fishing, boating, picnicking, wildlife viewing and swimming.

Additional information on recreation opportunities on TVA-managed reservoirs are available by calling 800-882-5263 or visit www.tva.com/river/recreation.

  • TVA campgrounds that will close on November 15th are:
  • Cherokee Dam Campground – Cherokee Reservoir
  • Foster Falls Campground – Marion County, Tenn.
  • Melton Hill Dam Campground – Melton Hill Reservoir
  • Barton Springs Campground – Normandy Reservoir
  • Loyston Point Campground – Norris Reservoir
  • Watauga Dam Tailwater Campground – Watauga Reservoir
  • Mallard Creek Campground – Wheeler Reservoir
  • Wilson Dam Rockpile Campground – Wilson Reservoir

TVA campgrounds that will close on December 13th are:

  • Douglas Dam Headwater Campground – Douglas Reservoir
  • Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground – Douglas Reservoir
  • Pickwick Dam Tailwater Campground – Pickwick Reservoir

About The Tennessee Valley Authority

The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.


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