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Raccoon Mountain Dam

TVA Access Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419
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Scenic

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

Reviewed 21 October 2016
Ryan W
via mobile
The picnic area is quiet and secluded

I love taking my family here for picnics. There are multiple hiking trails for people of various... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Alan B
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“visitor center” (16 reviews)
“hiking trails” (10 reviews)
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TVA Access Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419
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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
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
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
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
Reviewed 16 September 2016

A bit out of the mainstream but worth the detour. There are 20+ miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking, plus picnic areas around a reservoir, courtesy of the TVA. Gently undulating trails of dirt, rock, and last year's dried leaves lead to rocky...More

Thank Wladovich
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Do not confuse with the nearby cave. This place is absolutely beautiful and offers some of the finest, unspoiled views in the area. They have a nice walkway by the river and picnic tables literally right up against the river. There were some fishermen along...More

Thank Wayne_P21
Reviewed 31 August 2016

If you want to see a big government project, this is one for you, they pump water up, then let it out to generate electricity. Went there for the mountain bike trails, which were good, with various skill levels.

Thank ARP313
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We drove around Raccoon Mountain and dam. Climbed the mountain for a drive along scenic road winding around the reservoir and saw deer and wild turkeys. Educational and interesting place to visit.

Thank Dee W
Reviewed 25 July 2016

When we visited in April, the Visitors' Center was being redone. At that time, there was just one bathroom available near the picnic tables. We thought there would be more hiking trails in the area, but we did enjoy the views. We had our picnic...More

Thank GreenUnicorn
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mandylittle01
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
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Jmac4545
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
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