Chatuge Dam Reservation Trail

The Chatuge Dam Trail is managed by TVA in partnership with Clay County Park. This trail is good for families with small children in strollers or for those needing an even surface under their feet. The trail crosses over TVA's Chatuge Dam and offers fantastic views of Chatuge Lake and the surrounding mountains. Once across the dam, the trail finds shade as it meanders through stands of trees beside a campground.

The trail is open to walkers, hikers, bikers, and runners. It can be accessed from Clay County Park or Chatuge Dam Road. Clay County Park offers many amenities including bathroom facilities, fishing access, a playground, pavilions, a ballpark, camping, and a small sandy beach with a swimming

For more information about TVA trails, visit TVA's trail webpage.



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Latitude: 35.020439 Longitude: -83.785164 Elevation: 1937 ft


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Trail Distance

1.5 miles one way

Eco-Friendly Notes

TVA is a partner of Leave No Trace and requests that visitors follow Leave No Trace practices.

ADA Accessibility Notes

ADA accessibility available

Pet Friendly Notes

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

How to Get There

This trail is on the Chatuge Dam Reservation which is located about 0ff of HWY 64 south of Hayesville, NC (Myers Chapel Road to Chatuge Dam Road).,-83.78559

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