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Raccoon Mountain Dam

TVA Access Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419
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Breathtaking view!!

The title Racoon Mountain Dam is a bit misleading as this is a man made lake up on top of a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Columbia, TN
So Close And Never Knew It Was There

We usually go to Chattanooga several time a year and are always looking for new places to hike and... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
William B
Huntsville, Alabama
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“visitor center” (16 reviews)
“hiking trails” (10 reviews)
TVA Access Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title Racoon Mountain Dam is a bit misleading as this is a man made lake up on top of a mountain!! I was just driving around today enjoying the mountain scenery and went on out to the Racoon Mountain pumped storage facility. I drove...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

We usually go to Chattanooga several time a year and are always looking for new places to hike and explore. This one was only a few miles from our favorite Days Inn and we had no idea it was there. My wife and I love...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Beatiful view from the top and no crowds. The maps of how big the TVA is and how the Raccoon Dam works to generate electricity was interesting.

Thank Connie E
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This is a hidden off the main attraction route but so worth it if you are looking to see wildlife and birds and hike on moderate to easy trails. It is a bit of a drive from Chattanooga, about half an hour plus. Bug spray...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is a great area to get away from traffic to ride a road bike, a mountain bike, to run on the road or to run on the trails. Lots of nice views from up here.

Thank Chattman
Reviewed 28 February 2017

For something to do its pretty, fun and educational. I wish I had more time there. Dog friendly, lots to explore.

1  Thank traveller625
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We had visited the visitor center for Raccoon Mountain Pumping Storage facility we accidentally took the loop around the lake or water storage facility. Basically and man made lake with a very long dam comprising at least half the sides to create the lake.

Thank clemson_grad79
Reviewed 5 December 2016

My family and I arrived on the day their hours changed, it was our first time there. There was no one around, the trip up the mountain was gorgeous, the air was cool and crisp, it was mesmerizing! There were plenty of stand alone outdoor...More

Thank Leah C
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I 24 traffic was stopped eastbound so we went west and got off on US Route 41. What a scenic area this was as we followed it around back to Chattanooga up over the mountain along the Tennessee River which we wouldn't have seen if...More

1  Thank Charlene C
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Glorious views of a very scenic part of the obscure area of the city of Chattanooga. Go for sure and take a picnic lunch to spend some time and enjoy the wonderful educational information at the visitor center. You will be awed by the hydroelectric...More

Thank Monica58860
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6 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
26 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