published Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

TVA campgrounds closing for winter

The Tennessee Valley Authority is buttoning up its campgrounds for the winter, according to a news release.

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.

Day-use recreation areas at dams are open year round for hiking, fishing, boating, picnicking, wildlife viewing and swimming.

For more information, call 800-882-5263 or visit

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