TVA plans to outsource Pickwick campground operations

Aug. 22– The Tennessee Valley Authority today announced plans to outsource operations at six of its most popular camping facilities, including Pickwick Dam in Hardin County.

TVA says outsourcing could lead to new features for campers is currently seeking proposals from concessionaires who would manage day-to-day operations and install facility enhancements under the agency’s oversight.

 The campgrounds being examined are located at five TVA dam reservations: Watauga, Pickwick, Melton Hill, Cherokee and both the headwater and tailwater camping areas at Douglas.

“Campgrounds have become far more sophisticated since these facilities were initially installed, as have the expectations of those who use them,” said Bucky Edmondson, TVA senior manager for public outreach and recreation.

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