Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Facility Visitors Center

  • Hwy 41
  • Chattanooga, TN 37419
Visitor Center Hours—Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET from April through October; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. November through March. Closed for major holidays and during adverse weather events.

Facility Construction—Began in 1970 and completed in 1978
Reservoir—Holds 107+ billion gallon and takes 28 hours to fill up
Dam—8,500-foot-long; largest rock-fill dam ever built by TVA
Intake tower—230 ft. high; 80 ft. taller than the Statue of Liberty
Electrical Generation—1,600 MW or enough to power 935,000 homes
Recreation Trails—30 miles of biking and hiking trails

From Chattanooga, Tenn., go west on Interstate 24 to exit 175 (Browns Ferry Road). Turn right on Browns Ferry Road toward Lookout Mountain. After about 0.9 miles, turn left on Elder Mountain Road. Go about 1.8 miles and turn left on TVA Access Road. Continue about 1.2 miles to the visitor center. Total driving distance from Chattanooga is about 8 miles. Estimated driving time is about 20 minutes.