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Our team has decided to add a little more of us, into our blog. We want to share all the places we love to go, sites we like to see and activities we like to do in our surrounding towns. Basically, we want you to live and love this mountain life as much as we do. I’m Emily Addington, a Broker here at The DuPree Group. I am 29 years old with a love of adventure and getting to know new people. But ENOUGH about me… Let’s get into why you clicked the link above. One of my favorite places to go, The Chatuge Dam Reservation Trail.
A little background on the Dam itself, it is TVA owned and maintained. They began construction in 1941 and it was opened in 1942. Fast work guys! It was originally only a flood control Dam until 1954 when they added a single hydropower generating unit and now has a summer net capacity 14 megawatts. WOW! …I think? I’m not sure, I’m in real estate, remember.
On to the fun stuff like the Reservation Trail.
To gain access, enter on Chatuge Dam Road, at the end you will find a spacious parking lot that partially overlooks Lake Chatuge. So, this is great news for those who like to witness nature but don’t want to leave the comfort of their air conditioned car. (No judgements here. Sometimes it is just too hot!!) Leading from the parking lot there is a gravel path to venture down to lake access, it accessible by car or by foot. A great location to sit and watch the lake covered in tiny ripples and waves from the boats, jet skis and wildlife. It can be used to put in paddle boats and kayaks, or you can do what my son and I do and skip rocks out into the beautiful water. Back on top of the Reservation Trail is a wide road with a 360-degree view of Chatuge lake, and the Appalachian Mountains. You can find locals on their lunch breaks going on brisk walks, parents strolling behind their children on bikes, men and women walking their dogs, all just enjoying everything this Dam has to offer. Don’t worry about finding cars because they are prohibited unless used by TVA. Taking the paved path, you can walk along the lake. Further down the path is partially covered with trees, winding down and around.
If you are feeling adventurous you can travel down the full 1.5 miles to the Clay County Park. This park offers bathrooms, a playground, a camping site and a beach area for swimming and enjoying the sun on the sand. So, if you are just visiting, hosting family members on vacation or you live here and have never ventured out to this spectacular site than get on down there! What are you waiting for?
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