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Raccoon Mountain Dam

TVA Access Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419
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For something to do its pretty, fun and educational. I wish I had more time there. Dog friendly... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
traveller625
After visiting visitor center drove around on the road on top of the dam

We had visited the visitor center for Raccoon Mountain Pumping Storage facility we accidentally... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017
clemson_grad79
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TVA Access Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419
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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.

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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
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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
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Reviewed 20 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
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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

1  Thank Monica58860
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 10 October 2016

While hiking along Lookout Mountain, we met a couple who asked us if we had been up to the Dam on Raccoon Mountain. We had told them we had never heard of it and they encouraged us to go talking about how beautiful it was....More

Thank Beth_McD05
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Hiked 20 miles around Raccoon Mtn and the TVA dam area on the top. Lots of nice wide clean trails around the dam, top and bottom in the woods and in the sun. Some sites had picnic areas and bluff trails. Lots of bikers on...More

Thank tnbelle2016
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mandylittle01
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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
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Jmac4545
26 February 2016|
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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
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