August 8, 2019: TVA Great Falls Dam is scheduled to be spilling water starting on 8/12 due to maintenance repairs. The water releases may last for several weeks. When the TVA Dam is actively spilling or anticipating water release, all gorge spillway sections of the park are closed. The gorge closure includes the Old Mill Trail, the Upstream Trail, various swimming spots, & other gorge access areas. Please obey all closures for your safety. Dam releases will cause sudden increases in current for miles downstream as far down as the Sandbar area on Center Hill Lake. Please note water may be released from the TVA Dam (or) TVA Powerhouse at any time without warning.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFO: Please note swimming or wading is not permitted downstream of the Powerhouse at any time, regardless of water releases. Check TVA’s website for water release information and dam safety data at: www.tva.gov/Environment/Lake-Levels/Great-Falls.
Please read the text below about the Caney Fork River Gorge and Safety Information prior to visiting the park.