Visitor Center To Close During Work At Raccoon Mountain

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Tennessee Valley Authority will be performing equipment improvements on the hydroelectric power station on Raccoon Mountain that will require a temporary closure of the visitor center beginning Monday, July 7. The closure for public safety reasons will be for an undetermined period.

Raccoon Mountain’s visitor center welcomes more than 10,000 people every year.The Laurel Point Recreation Area on the Raccoon Mountain reservation will remain open. Volunteers will be on hand again this summer at Laurel Point to answer visitors’ questions about riding trails, a TVA history walking trail and other activities.

For more information, please contact the TVA Environmental Information Center at 800/TVA-LAND (800/882-5263).


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