Parts of TVA Pickwick dam campground open in time for July 4th weekend

The Tennessee Valley Authority has reopened sections of recreation facilities at Pickwick Dam that were damaged during February floods just in time for the Independence Day holiday.
Additional damaged facilities at the Rockpile Recreation Area in Muscle Shoals, Ala. reopened Wednesday while repairs to other parts of the facility continue.
Loop C at the Pickwick Dam Campground is now open for the remainder of the camping season while repairs continue on Loops A and B. Standard sites, five handicap accessible sites with water and electric, and three primitive campsites with no hookups are available, as well as temporary bathroom and shower facilities for campers. The only available entrance to Loop C is the western gate off Botel Lane.
Dump stations are still not working, but campers who have a blue waste dolly will be allowed to use an available sewer connection. Wastewater must be properly held and cannot be released on the ground.
Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis and telephone reservations are available at 865- 361-9492. Online reservations are currently not available.
In addition, the Pickwick Dam Tailwater Day Use Area and boat ramp has reopened for the remainder of the season. Temporary closures are expected as repairs continue and restrooms are not available at this time. Guests should access the Day Use Area from the north gate off Wharf Road.
In the Muscle Shoals area, the boat ramp at the Rockpile Recreation Area reopened for the summer season while repairs continue on the bathroom, playground and Waterfall walk facilities, which remain closed. The nearest public restroom is at the Fleet Harbor boat ramp on the headwater side of Wilson Dam.
Like many others along the Tennessee River and its tributaries, TVA facilities were hit by record-setting rainfall and subsequent flooding. The Pickwick campground facility was under several feet of water, causing extensive damage that is still under repair.

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