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Certified Clean Marinas

A few ounces of gas spilled when topping off a boat, a handful of paint chips or sawdust created during a maintenance project, or a cupful of heavy-duty cleanser used to clean a boat deck might not seem like substantial environmental hazards. But added together and multiplied by thousands of vessels at marinas across the Valley, such actions can have a disastrous impact on the Tennessee River system.


Mountain View Marina at Bear Paw, located on Hiwassee Reservoir, is the latest marina to earn Clean Marina certification.

By the same token, when 72 marinas make a commitment to reducing boating-related pollution, it’s possible to make a real difference in the river’s health.

As the Memorial Day holiday approaches and the boating season begins in earnest, TVA would like to recognize Valley marinas that have met the rigorous standards required by TVA for Clean Marina certification.

“Certified marinas have gone beyond what is required by law,” says TVA Clean Marina Coordinator Melinda Watson. “Not only do they meet all federal, state, and local regulations related to marina management, they’ve voluntarily adopted a variety of other practices to minimize the effects of boating on water quality, such as better fuel handling, disposal of boat sewage, and public education and outreach.”

Customer response can sometimes make a real difference in a marina’s commitment to good stewardship, says Watson. “If your marina is already certified as a Clean Marina, take the time to tell the owner or operator that you appreciate the effort they’re making to protect the water quality that’s so important to those who enjoy boating. If they’re not participating, speak up and let them know such things matter to you. Add your voice to the growing number of people who think it’s important to keep Valley waterways protected for the next generation of boaters.”

The following marinas have earned Clean Marina certification:

Boone Reservoir

  • Cancun on Boone
  • Jay’s Dock
  • Hidden Cove Marina

Chatuge Reservoir

  • Boundary Waters Resort and Marina
  • The Ridges Resort and Club

Cherokee Reservoir

  • Cedar Hill Boat Dock
  • Fall Creek Marina
  • Gilmore Dock
  • Greenlee RV and Marine
  • Greenlee of May Springs
  • Hamblen County Boat Dock

Chickamauga Reservoir

  • Chickamauga Marina
  • Gold Point Yacht Harbor
  • Island Cove Marina
  • Shady Grove Harbor

Douglas Reservoir

  • Dandridge Point Marina
  • Gator Point Marina
  • Lighthouse Pointe Marina and Boat Club
  • Mountain Cove Marina
  • Swann’s Marina

Fontana Reservoir

  • Almond Boat and RV Park
  • Crisp Boat Dock
  • Alarka Boat  Dock
  • Greasy Branch Boat Dock
  • Prince Boat Dock

Fort Loudoun Reservoir

  • Concord Marina
  • Concord Yacht Club
  • Fort Loudoun Marina
  • Fox Road Marina
  • Louisville Landing Marina
  • Volunteer Landing Marina

Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir

  • Warrior's Path State Park Marina

Guntersville Reservoir

  • Anchorage Marina
  • Goose Pond Colony
  • Jackson County Park Marina
  • Sunrise Marina

Hiwassee Reservoir

  • Mountain View Marina

Kentucky Reservoir

  • Big Bear Resort
  • Cedar Knob Resort
  • Clifton Marina
  • Kentucky Dam Village State Park Marina
  • Lighthouse Landing Resort and Marina
  • Paris Landing State Park Marina
  • Pebble Island Marina

Norris Reservoir

  • Andersonville Boat Dock
  • Deerfield Resort and Marina
  • Flat Hollow Marina
  • Indian River Marina
  • Mountain Lake Marina
  • Norris Dam Marina
  • Shanghai Resort
  • Stardust Marina and Resort
  • Sugar Hollow Dock
  • Twin Cove Marina

Parksville Reservoir

  • Lake Ocoee Inn and Marina

Pickwick Reservoir

  • Aqua Yacht Harbor
  • Grand Harbor Marina
  • Pickwick Landing State Park Marina

South Holston Reservoir

  • Friendship Marina
  • Lake View Dock
  • Laurel Marina and Yacht Club
  • Painter Creek Marina
  • Sportsman’s Marina

Tellico Reservoir

  • Tellico Village: Tellico Village Yacht Club and Tanasi Marina

Tims Ford Reservoir

  • Holiday Landing and Resort
  • Tim's Ford Marina and Resort

Watauga Reservoir

  • Cove Ridge Marina
  • Fish Springs Marina

Watts Bar Reservoir

  • Caney Creek Marina

Wheeler Reservoir

  • Ditto Landing Marina
  • Joe Wheeler State Park Marina
  • Riverwalk Marina

See Clean Marinas and Clean Boating for more information about TVA’s Clean Marina program and for clean-boating guidelines.

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