TVA to begin work on Fontana Dam

Tennessee Valley Authority will begin maintenance work on Fontana Dam on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. Work is planned to continue through March 30, 2016. During this time, the dam will be closed to vehicle traffic.

The dam will remain open to foot traffic. Hikers will need to walk behind the visitors center and then up the steps to access the dam.

If you are planning a hike along the Appalachian Trail (toward Shuckstack Fire Tower) or along the Benton MacKaye/Lakeshore Trail (toward backcountry campsite #90) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you will need to plan for an extra 1.2 mile road walk each way.


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