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Raccoon Mountain Dam

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Address: TVA Access Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419
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Unique, pretty area

TVA does a good job with turning areas around its dams into natural/recreation areas. Raccoon Mountain is a unique power plant, an engineering marvel. Take the time to drive by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Dahlonega, Georgia
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Took a motorcycle ride with my wife and cousin while in town. It was a warm day and the route there was nice. the staff that provided us with information were very helpful and courteous. The views were impressive. If you're on your bike take the time to ride the roads around the facility.

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

TVA does a good job with turning areas around its dams into natural/recreation areas. Raccoon Mountain is a unique power plant, an engineering marvel. Take the time to drive by and check it out.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This cave is full of stalactites and stalagmites. It is a great tour full of informative information.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Came here specifically for live wire. We parked at the switchyard trailhead, went down some poorly marked trails (assuming the switchyard trail) and then hooked up to live wire 1. The trails aren't marked well, lots going off in different directions. We referenced the map we had on our phone a few times. It said the switchyard was fast and... More 

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We love to bike ride at the Raccoon Mountain Pump Storage Facility. Relatively flat around the reservoir, very low traffic with gorgeous views. Nice picnic area and a great place to hike also On the top of Raccoon Mountain so the view in Autumn is spectacular.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We've enjoyed several trips up to the dam. The area is not crowded and the boys love fishing here. There are also go karts nearby which makes for a great outing!

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Meansville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My wife, myself and another couple were in Chattanooga for a 4 day "weekend" trip on our motorcycles and went on a ride to Raccoon Mountain and went to the dam area. BEAUTIFUL AREA and a great ride. Interesting sights around the river and the lake

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

WOW!!! We stopped by chance and it was a great drive. Amazing views. It's free. Bring a camera. We will do again.

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Rio Rancho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Terrific hiking and marvelous views! It's rare to find a place that offers such solitude and scenery so close to the heart of the city!

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Searcy, Arkansas, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Neat drive up Raccoon Mountain to find TVA's most efficient power generating station. A 500+ acre lake is filled with water pumped up from the Tennessee River. When more electricity is needed on the grid, the water is released to flow down through power generating turbines. Worth the trip to see the infrastructure and scenic views from the mountaintop.

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Address: TVA Access Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga

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