TVA Celebrates National Public Lands Day With Several Local Events

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Tennessee Valley Authority invites the public to join in celebrating National Public Lands Day. TVA and its partners are hosting several events in the Chattanooga area over the next two weekends aimed at keeping these public lands and lakes clean and beautiful for recreation users in the Tennessee Valley. To learn more about TVA’s National Public Lands Day events, click here.

National Public Lands Day Events:

· Family Hike at Little Cedar Mountain on Nickajack Lake: Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. CDT. Meet at the Little Cedar Mountain Small Wild Area near the Shellmound Campground and Nickajack Dam for a guided hike with Bob Butters of Outdoor Chattanooga.

· 50th Anniversary of the Hiwassee Scenic River: Saturday, Sept. 29, from 1-9 p.m. at the Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic Rivers State Park for a celebration of the Hiwassee Scenic River. There will be a guided hike on the John Muir Trail and a float on the Hiwassee River.
 

· Tennessee River Rescue: Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit tennesseeriverescue.org for more information.

For more information about TVA and its 85-year mission of service to the Tennessee Valley, click here.


2019 First Day Hike At The Prater’s Mill Historic Site Set For Jan. 1

State Parks Host Free Hikes To Bring In The New Year

Riverpark Boat Ramp Closed Due To Rising Water


On New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 at 3 p.m. at the Prater’s Mill Historic Site there will be a hike organized on the Norma Gordon Nature Loop and the Prater’s Mill Greenway. The guided ... (click for more)

Tennessee State Parks will offer free, guided hikes at 55 state parks as part of the annual First Day Hike program across the state. “This is a great way to start off that New Year’s resolution ... (click for more)

The Riverpark Boat Ramp has been closed due to rising waters. The fishing piers remain open. (click for more)


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2019 First Day Hike At The Prater’s Mill Historic Site Set For Jan. 1

On New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 at 3 p.m. at the Prater’s Mill Historic Site there will be a hike organized on the Norma Gordon Nature Loop and the Prater’s Mill Greenway. The guided nature trail hike is appropriate for both children and adults, and will be led by Greg Bruner. Hikers are asked to meet on the porch of the mill at 3 p.m. Bring water, binoculars and ... (click for more)

State Parks Host Free Hikes To Bring In The New Year

Tennessee State Parks will offer free, guided hikes at 55 state parks as part of the annual First Day Hike program across the state. “This is a great way to start off that New Year’s resolution to be more active, and we’re glad Tennessee State Parks can offer these free hikes,” said Brock Hill, deputy commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. ... (click for more)

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