TVA campground at Pickwick reopening

The majority of Tennessee Valley Authority developed recreation areas and six dam reservation campgrounds will reopen by the end of the day on Friday, May 15.
The areas were closed in March as part of the overall federal and state response to slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
TVA said 17 of its recreation areas are reopening, while the Pickwick recreation area is only partially reopening due to ongoing repair work from spring flooding.
At Pickwick, only Loop C is open for camping. The day use area, fishing pier and boat ramp will remain closed at this time, the campground said on social media.
Elsewhere, four additional recreation areas remain closed due to maintenance and repair activities unrelated to COVID-19: Kentucky Dam West Bank Road (walk-in access to fishing areas is permitted), Raccoon Mountain, Tellico and the Wilson Dam Rockpile Recreation Area.
Consistent with current federal and state guidance, restroom facilities, large-group pavilions and playgrounds will remain closed in the reopened recreation areas. In addition, all TVA visitor centers remain closed.
TVA asks visitors to follow physical distancing and other public health guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention while at TVA’s recreation areas.
Managed campgrounds at TVA’s Cherokee, Douglas, Melton Hill and Watauga dams will also open for the season on May 15.
In coordination with the state of Tennessee and the U.S. Forest Service, TVA is also resuming some recreational releases on the Ocoee River to support commercial whitewater rafting and kayaking.

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