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Barton Springs TVA, TN

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Barton Springs TVA Recreation Area is located on Normandy Reservoir a mile west of Manchester TN.

931-857-9222

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Just about a year to the day after last year's visit, here we are again. We were surprised to see nearly all the waterfront sites empty, but 15 struck our fancy. When Mouse, the site manager, came to collect our fee, we learned why: the lake had been flooding occasionally and these sites had had to be evacuated. He cautioned us to keep our eyes on the water level..

Date of visit: Apr 2011

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That evening, at suppertime, I took a picture of the BBQ grill with the water just about touching its base. When we got up the next morning, the water was up past it under the edge of the concrete pad.

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Last year (2010) we pulled into arrived just after lunch on an early April Wednesday. We considered ourselves fortunate to find a vacant waterfront site, #11.

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Sites 11-17. Unfortunately the park had to cut down over 50 large trees which shaded the sites, so most are much sunnier than they used to be.

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This is an overall view of the loop containing sites 31-41.

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Sites 19-28.

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Sites 3-11.

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Sites 1-5.Another loop contains site 42-67, which have no hookups.

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Site 57 in the foreground.

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There are three small bathhouses, one in each loop, with free hot showers.

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There's a large beach and swimming area right beside the campground.

Amenities

67 sites, 40 with W/E(20/30/50)

Dump station available

Verizon Broadband Access (EVDO) service

Rates: $20 (50% discount with Golden Age Pass)

Coord: 35.45437 N, 86.22052 W

Activities/Nearby Attractions

Fishing/boating

Historic Lynchburg and Jack Daniels Distillery

Hands On Science Center

Arnold Engineering Development Center

Arrowheads & Aerospace Museum