TVA Announces New Online Recreation Map
May 6, 2010
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Locating the more than 1,000 recreation areas on Tennessee Valley Authority reservoirs is now easier with the launch of a new website that allows visitors to find recreation areas by reservoirs or name. Website users can easily search for marinas, parks, boat ramps and campgrounds.
The website uses Google mapping technology to provide information about the recreation area including visitor activities, amenities, contact information and detailed driving directions.
The new website address is: http://recreation.tva.com.
“Millions of people enjoy recreational activities on TVA reservoirs each year. The reservoirs and the thousands of acres of TVA-managed public lands offer abundant opportunities for fun-filled activities,” said Anda Ray, senior vice president of Environment and Technology. “The new TVA recreation website is very easy to use and will help users take full advantage of the many TVA recreation areas located throughout the Tennessee River Valley.”
TVA’s seasonal campgrounds are now open and day-use recreation areas located on reservoirs are open year-round. Day-use recreation areas feature hiking, fishing, boating, picnicking, wildlife viewing and swimming. Additional information on recreation opportunities on TVA reservoirs is available by calling 800-882-5263 or on TVA’s website at http://www.tva.com.
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.
Travis Brickey, Knoxville, (865) 632-8632
Media Relations, Knoxville (865) 632-6000