List of TVA Campgrounds Closing for 2012 Season

Recent TVA Press Release

The following press release was put out by TVA announcing the 2012 closing of several of their campgrounds for the season. If you are a camper and you utilize the network of fine TVA campgrounds you may wish to make o note of these dates!

November 7, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority will be closing eight campgrounds for the 2012 season on Nov. 15, while two others at Douglas and Pickwick reservoirs will remain open for another month.

Seasonal campgrounds on Cherokee, Douglas, Melton Hill, Normandy, Norris, Watauga, Wheeler and Wilson reservoirs will close Nov. 15, while Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground and Pickwick Dam Tailwater Campground will remain open through Monday, Dec. 10.
TVA’s day-use recreation areas 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 is available by calling 800-882-5263 or visiting

TVA campgrounds that will close on Nov. 15 are:

  • Cherokee Dam Campground – Cherokee Reservoir, Tenn.
  • Douglas Dam Headwater Campground – Douglas Reservoir, Tenn.
  • Foster Falls Campground – Marion County, Tenn.
  • Melton Hill Dam Campground – Melton Hill Reservoir, Tenn.
  • Barton Springs Campground – Normandy Reservoir, Tenn.
  • Watauga Dam Tailwater Campground – Watauga Reservoir, Tenn.
  • Mallard Creek Campground – Wheeler Reservoir, Ala.
  • Wilson Dam Rockpile Campground – Wilson Reservoir, Ala.

TVA campgrounds that will close on Dec. 12 are:

  • Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground – Douglas Reservoir, Tenn.
  • Pickwick Dam Tailwater Campground – Pickwick Reservoir            , Tenn.

The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for business customers and distribution utilities that serve 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.

Media Contact

Travis Brickey, Knoxville, (865) 632-6263
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000

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I have over 25 years of electrical engineering and business management experience. I previously owned and managed a multi million dollar engineering firm. My work took me all over the globe, managing the construction of manufacturing plants where I built a reputation of providing superior service, getting projects done on time and within or under budget. My dedication to the fine details and logical approach to accomplishing tasks provide a huge benefit to my Real Estate clients. After selling my business and retiring to this area, I found a new passion in the Real Estate business and I bring to this business the same level of professional skill and conduct that has made mr successful in the past. My global exposure and extensive travel are also an asset when dealing with a customer base that is located worldwide. An avid boater, I have a thourough understanding of the waterways of East Tennessee and the intricacies involved in dealing with the TVA and the Army Corps of Engineers.
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