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Sun setting on TVA's Guntersville Reservoir in northeast Alabama, extending 76 miles up the Tennessee River into Tennessee. – Photo by Scott Baker.

Welcome to the Tennessee River Valley!

Explore the Region

Explore the range of experiences to be found in this spectacular geologically diverse valley sometimes called the “Great Lakes of the South.” From white water to flat water paddling; from bouldering to wildflower hikes; from wakeboarding to sailing, from bass fishing to fly fishing; from antiquing to live music, there is an adventure waiting to be discovered by you. Discover the heritage of the Cherokee, Civil War, and African Americans told through the stories of people and place.