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Raccoon Mountain Dam

TVA Access Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419
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Visitors center was closed

Was so looking forward to seeing this and drove up there it was closed. The visitors center is... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2015
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
via mobile
Only got a short visit

This looked to be a very nice area to spend a day. We only got to visit for a short while, ran out... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2015
Savannah, GA
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TVA Access Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419
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Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Was so looking forward to seeing this and drove up there it was closed. The visitors center is being rebuilt. We continued driving through area. The reservoir on top it's very cool to see. The drive is long too and through park but beautiful. There...More

Thank j77mge
Reviewed 5 November 2015

This looked to be a very nice area to spend a day. We only got to visit for a short while, ran out of daylight. We will be sure to go back next time we are in the area.

Thank bluepelican
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The top of the Mountain is closed until November 21,2015 for routine inspection of the dam according to TVA.com. However, you can still ascend the mountain on Elder Mountain Road and then descend on Racoon Mountain Rd to the Tennessee River and the powerhouse area(The...More

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Great drive to take! As soon as we turned onto the road several deer ran across the road in front of us. While getting over that pleasant surprise we saw about 6 or 7 turkeys on the side of the road. The ride to the...More

Thank Gail F
Reviewed 18 August 2015

My teenagers, mother, and I loved it!!!! was a great tour. My 14 year old totally enjoyed himself. He was able to capture an awesome picture of a salamander. He is by far the most difficult to please, and was the one was the one...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2015

Out of the way and very quiet. There is nothing to do though other than enjoy the water and take pictures.

Thank fishdog43
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

We love driving, we love hills and mountaintops, and we love water!  With this, we got all three!  We had no idea what this place was, only that we were exploring.  It was a lovely drive up one of the many hills/mountains in the Chattanooga...More

Thank BradandStacy41
Reviewed 4 August 2015

A work of engineers. Very interesting to think that they pump the water up out of the Tn river into a reservoir only to let it flow back down through turbines to create energy when it is needed.

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 28 July 2015

A group of us went for a run around the top of the reservoir. The hills were tough! But it was a great view!! Some friends went later int he week and hiked and rode the trails there. It's great because it is not overcrowded....yet.

Thank Teachr5
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Glad we didn't miss this non-touristy beautiful place. a few miles from the caverns but well worth it for the beautiful top of the mountain views. No traffic, just gorgeous scenery and peaceful settings.

Thank Kathy R
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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