Exploring Tims Ford

Embrace precious Indian Summer days and explore the many water trails available on Tims Ford Reservoir on the Elk River in Middle Tennessee.

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This Land Is Your Land

National Public Lands Day is your chance to give back to the lands that give you space to live, learn, play, exercise, relax, explore and so much more. Here’s how to get involved.

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Summer Fun at Pickwick

“Go west, young man” is not just a movie quote; it's good advice to vacationers who want to have fun in the Tennessee Valley. Pickwick Landing Lake offers action-packed days (and barbecue-filled nights).

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Recreation

As part of its mission of service, TVA manages its public lands and waters to support recreation so that the Tennessee Valley remains one of the best places in the country to live, work and play.

TVA Fun
It’s summer, which means it’s time to have fun in the sun on the Tennessee Valley's lakes! Not sure where to start? We have you covered! Check out some of the best recreation spots on our reservoirs here. While you’re enjoying the lakes, trails, picnic areas and campgrounds, enter our summer photo contest! The annual #TVAfun contest is running now through September 11. Use #TVAfun on Instagram and Twitter to enter, or submit your photo via Facebook using our #TVAfun tab.

 

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Tennessee Valley Water Trails

Can’t decide between hitting the trail or splashing around for fun this weekend? You can do both on one of the Tennessee Valley’s many water trails. Here’s a comprehensive guide to premium paddles throughout the region.

Recreation on Undeveloped TVA Public Lands

Looking to get away into nature in its rawest form? TVA owns 229,000 acres of undeveloped public lands available for hunting, camping, hiking and birdwatching. Find your own piece of wilderness on our Undeveloped Recreation Map.

Volunteering at TVA

Want to make a difference to the Tennessee Valley region? Volunteer at TVA and be part of our mission of service—to provide regional environmental stewardship, reliable power and economic development.

Tailwater Pursuits

TVA dam tailwater releases create world-class trout fishing and mild whitewater paddling opportunities for kayakers and rafters. Here’s a guide to when and where to find them.

Reservoir Information

Get the most up-to-date information on the individual reservoirs TVA manages, including observed and predicted elevations, planned generation releases at the dams, reservoir operating guides, ecological health ratings, fish population survey results, recreation facilities and more.

 

 

Lake Info App

Want your lake info to go? Download the TVA Lake Info app, an easy-to-use resource for operating on and around reservoirs and dams in the TVA region. Available for iPhone and Android devices.

 

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