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Raccoon Mountain Dam

TVA Access Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419
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Stunning views and very informative Visitor Center

While hiking along Lookout Mountain, we met a couple who asked us if we had been up to the Dam on... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
Newark, Delaware
Nice Clean Hiking Trails

Hiked 20 miles around Raccoon Mtn and the TVA dam area on the top. Lots of nice wide clean trails... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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TVA Access Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419
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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 15 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 1 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 30 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 24 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
Reviewed 23 June 2016

A nice place to fish (catfish that is) Took the grandsons and they loved it. Spent the whole day. Took the Motor Home and my wife took breaks while we fished. Not many people were there that day. They have on sight security and we...More

Thank 826jefferys
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Wow, what a place to go walking/hiking. I have been there a few times walking the main road (about 2.5 miles) around. This is the resovoir that is used to generate electricity during peak times, It's located on top of Raccoon mountain!. There are several...More

Thank theicon3
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

This was a find at the recommendation from a guide at Racoon Mountain. So glad we ventured out to the damn. This was very interesting for the drive, sights, and views were soooo beautiful!!! The visitors center was closed but the gate guard was so...More

Thank triciaj208
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How much to rent a cabin
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
Is there tours available?
25 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