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Raccoon Mountain Dam

TVA Access Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419
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If You Love To Hike the Woods

This is a hidden off the main attraction route but so worth it if you are looking to see wildlife... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Thomas C
Miami, Florida, United States
Excellent trails and road for bikers and hikers/runners

This is a great area to get away from traffic to ride a road bike, a mountain bike, to run on the... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
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TVA Access Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a hidden off the main attraction route but so worth it if you are looking to see wildlife and birds and hike on moderate to easy trails. It is a bit of a drive from Chattanooga, about half an hour plus. Bug spray...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is a great area to get away from traffic to ride a road bike, a mountain bike, to run on the road or to run on the trails. Lots of nice views from up here.

Thank Chattman
Reviewed 28 February 2017

For something to do its pretty, fun and educational. I wish I had more time there. Dog friendly, lots to explore.

Thank traveller625
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We had visited the visitor center for Raccoon Mountain Pumping Storage facility we accidentally took the loop around the lake or water storage facility. Basically and man made lake with a very long dam comprising at least half the sides to create the lake.

Thank clemson_grad79
Reviewed 5 December 2016

My family and I arrived on the day their hours changed, it was our first time there. There was no one around, the trip up the mountain was gorgeous, the air was cool and crisp, it was mesmerizing! There were plenty of stand alone outdoor...More

Thank Leah C
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I 24 traffic was stopped eastbound so we went west and got off on US Route 41. What a scenic area this was as we followed it around back to Chattanooga up over the mountain along the Tennessee River which we wouldn't have seen if...More

1  Thank Charlene C
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Glorious views of a very scenic part of the obscure area of the city of Chattanooga. Go for sure and take a picnic lunch to spend some time and enjoy the wonderful educational information at the visitor center. You will be awed by the hydroelectric...More

Thank Monica58860
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to take a drive and look over the city. Lot's of trails. Enjoyed the learning about the power plant.

Thank Ryan W
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I love taking my family here for picnics. There are multiple hiking trails for people of various abilities. The picnic area is well maintained. There are lots of areas for kids to run and play. Also, the views are spectacular. If you get a chance...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This was breathtaking. Note, it is not at the same location as the raccoon mountain caverns. It's about a mile away and the sign says 'TVA Pump Station'. It didn't say anything about trails or an overlook. We turned around at the entrance and went...More

Thank steph2003x
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5 February 2017|
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Response from Monica58860 | Reviewed this property |
Didn't realize they had cabins for rent. We went after touring Wauhatchie Station battlefield on Lookout Mtn. It is quite lovely up there and would definitely recommend several hours to view the area taking in visitors... More
26 February 2016|
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Response from Ed J | Reviewed this property |
I am Just a Mountain Biker. Trip advisor might not have realized that the laurel point and its trails high voltage as well as east rim to live wire might attract mountain bikers who might not visit the other stuff. but I can... More