Raccoon Mountain Visitor Center Temporarily Closing for Upgrades
March 21, 2011
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Raccoon Mountain Visitor Center near Chattanooga will be closing temporarily for exhibit upgrades beginning Monday, March 21.
The upgrades are scheduled for completion by the end of April. The parking lot at the visitor center will be open during the center closure. Trails and other exterior features will also remain open.
The visitor center provides information and history about the hydroelectric Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Plant and is a viewing point for the surrounding state-designated Wildlife Observation Area overlooking the Tennessee River.
Please watch TVA's website for more information about the reopening of the center at www.tva.com/sites/raccoonmt.htm.
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.
Myra Ireland, (423) 751-7153
Media Relations, Knoxville (865) 632-6000