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TVA Normandy Dam and Reservoir

Natural Area, Lake, River, or Waterfall, Outdoor Adventures, Canoe or Flatwater Kayaking Area

ADA Accessibility Notes

ADA accessibility available at fishing pier

Normandy Reservoir is located on the Duck River in south-central Tennessee. The 17-mile-long reservoir was completed in the 1970's to aid in the economic development of the upper Duck River region. The reservoir is the largest of the non-power dams on tributaries of the Tennessee River. It is operated for flood damage reduction, water supply and recreational opportunities. Normandy also provides water for a fish hatchery immediately downstream.

For more information about TVA dams, visit

The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving more than 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. For more information about TVA and its mission of service to the Tennessee Valley, click here.

How to Get There

From Nashville: Take US-24 south towards Chattanooga to exit 105; turn right onto US-41 (Murfreesboro Highway), then right onto Blanton Chapel Road. Turn left onto Lyndell Bell Road, then right onto Frank Hiles Road; turn right onto Normandy Dam Road.

From Chattanooga: Take US-24 north towards Nashville to exit 114; turn left on US-41 (Hillsboro Boulevard). Stay on US-41 through Manchester then turn left onto Blanton Chapel Road. Turn left onto Lyndell Bell Road, then right onto Frank Hiles Road; turn right onto Normandy Dam Road.

From Huntsville: Take US-431/231 (Huntsville Highway) north to Fayetteville to TN-50 (Lynchburg Highway). Turn left on North Jackson Street (us-41A), right onto North Washington Street and left onto Normandy Road (TN-269). Once in Normandy, TN turn right onto College Street and left onto Front Street. Front Street becomes Huffman Street and then Frank Hiles Road; turn left onto Normandy Dam Road

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets welcome but must be kept on a leash no longer than 6-feet. TVA is a partner of Leave No Traceand requests that visitors follow Leave No Trace practices, including picking up after your pet.

Recreational Opportunities

The Duck River watershed is one of the most biologically diverse river systems in the nation. Over 500 species of fish, insects and other aquatic life inhabit the ecosystem.

Normandy Reservoir attracts bass anglers, campers and boaters from a wide area. Barton Springs Campground and Recreation Area on the south shore of the reservoir is particularly popular.

Visit the Tennessee Valley Water Trails webpage for more information about recreation on Duck River.

Short Springs Trail and Small Wild Area, owned partially by TVA and partially by Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), offers views of waterfalls and streams. The 0.72 mile Short Springs hiking trail connects to a larger trail system.


Seasons Accessible

All Seasons



Visitor centers, trails, boat ramps, and canoe access points operated by TVA are provided to the public with no fee

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