Tennessee Map

Nickajack Lake

Contact Info
Tennessee Valley Authority - Chickamauga/Nickajack Watershed Team
1101 Market Street (PSC 1E-C)
Chattanooga, TN 37402-2801

Phone:
423-697-4205

Description

Nickajack is the newest main river lake of TVA. Completed in 1967, Nickajack Dam replaced Hales Bar Dam, built in 1913 by the Chattanooga and Tennessee Power Company. From historic Chattanooga, Nickajack waters flow through what is referred to as the Grand Canyon of the Tennessee, a 24-mile-long steep-walled gorge with an array of rare plant and animal species. Bass, catfish, bluegill, and crappie are among the sport fish in Nickajack Lake.

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Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From Chattanooga, go west on I-24, take exit 161, and watch for signs.


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