TVA Announces 2010 Campground Season
March 4, 2010
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Valley Authority’s 11 seasonal campgrounds on reservoirs throughout the Tennessee River Valley will open for the 2010 recreation season on Friday, March 19. The campground season runs through Nov. 15.
For the first time, three sites will remain open through Dec. 13: Douglas Dam Headwater Campground, Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground and Pickwick Dam Tailwater Campground.
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.
Opening hours for the campgrounds and additional information on recreation opportunities on TVA reservoirs are available by calling 800-882-5263 or visit www.tva.com/river/recreation.
TVA campgrounds that will open on March 19 are:
Cherokee Reservoir Cherokee Dam
Douglas Reservoir Douglas Dam Headwater
Douglas Reservoir Douglas Dam Tailwater
Foster Falls Melton Hill Reservoir
Melton Hill Dam Normandy Reservoir
Barton Springs Norris Reservoir
Loyston Point Pickwick Reservoir
Pickwick Dam Tailwater Watauga Reservoir
Watauga Dam Tailwater Wheeler Reservoir
Mallard Creek Wilson Reservoir
Wilson Dam Rockpile
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.
Travis Brickey, Knoxville, (865) 632-8632
TVA News Bureau, Knoxville (865) 632-6000