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Hydro Pump Station And Lake, Great Bike Trails

Great view of Hydro Pump Station Lake and wonderful bike trails. If possible, take a tour of the... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2018
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Bicycle and hiking area open to public

We biked across the one lane loop across reservoir, nice area to ride, minimal traffic, beautiful... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
Lisa C
Starkville, Mississippi
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

Great view of Hydro Pump Station Lake and wonderful bike trails. If possible, take a tour of the hydro pump station buried deep within mountain. If you are technically incline or an engineer, you will love this tour. Equal to touring Hoover Dam.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

We biked across the one lane loop across reservoir, nice area to ride, minimal traffic, beautiful scenery. There are also numerous off road biking trails of different skill levels. We hiked some of the trails vs mountain biking and the scenery was absolutely gorgeous. Also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

Very interesting and beautiful views. My family and I stopped by on our way to our Chattanooga vacation.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We where at the Raccoon Mountains because we were in the area. The man at the informationdesk was very friendly! He gave as a map of the park with hiketrails. Maybe we were at the wrong place in the park (Laurel Point), we don't know....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Iris S
Reviewed October 14, 2018

It's quite a drive to get to the top, but it's worth the effort. The views here are amazing. The visitor's center has displays about how they use the water at the top of the mountain to generate electricity. The facility is staffed by very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

We took the drive in to the TVA off Scenic Hy 41. It was a bit of a drive, but the beautiful view from the visit center was worth it. You can look down on the Tennessee River and see the Olin Mills home on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The Visitor Center is good place to start. The staff were so helpful and provided hiking maps. There are a lot of trails and both of our grand children ages 4 and 14 enjoyed hiking 2.5 miles through the woods. My only complaint is the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ATSenior
Reviewed August 28, 2018

I took my son on a day trip. We packed a cooler full of water and other stuff and enjoyed a hike down to the waterfalls after visiting the visitor center.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Joseph U
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I actually got to take TVA’s “Built for the People” tour of TVA’s Raccoon Mountain pumped storage facility. It was terrific. If you get the chance to go, by all means, do so. The manager told us about the park on top...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

Stumbled on here looking for a waterfall to hike to - didn't find the waterfall but did find some nice views of the valley gorge, got to change in and out of central/eastern time zone just driving around the dam and saw a raccoon. Well...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Sylvia M
August 29, 2018|
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Response from anthonymaryc | Reviewed this property |
It’s true. But I would touch base with TVA. I am told they are sympathetic to student groups. I toured it as part of the special “Built for the People” tour.
June 18, 2018|
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Response from cjdaly | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is a hydro power reservoir and so they do not want fish in the water. The sides of the reservoir are steep and lined with rock. It would be hard to stand there to fish.
February 5, 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