Clean Marinas Initiative

The Tennessee reservoir system, with its unsurpassed recreational opportunities, offers beautiful waters for boating. TVA would like to keep it that way, and has made clean waters efforts a priority.

The Tennessee Valley Clean Marina program exists to help marina owners and operators protect water quality. It addresses such activities as sewage management, oil and gas control and marina siting and erosion prevention. Certified marinas that are in compliance with pollution-control standards are allowed to use the Clean Marina logo and flag.

As of October 1, 2015, the marinas listed below are flying the Clean Marina flag and going the extra mile to protect the waters of the Tennessee Valley.

Boone Reservoir

  • Boone Lake Marina

Chatuge Reservoir

  • Boundary Waters Resort and Marina

Cherokee Reservoir

  • Black Oak Marina
  • Fall Creek Marina
  • Greenlee of May Springs
  • Greenlee Campground, RV and Marine
  • Hamblen Marina

Chickamauga Reservoir

  • Chickamauga Marina
  • Gold Point Yacht Harbor
  • Lakeshore Marina
  • Island Cove Marina

Douglas Reservoir

  • Mountain Cove Marina

Fontana Reservoir

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

Fort Loudoun Reservoir

  • Fox Road Marina  
  • Volunteer Landing Marina

Guntersville Reservoir

  • Lake Guntersville Marina and Sailing Club
  • Jackson County Park Marina

Kentucky Reservoir

  • Big Bear Resort
  • Hester's Resort and Marina LLC
  • Lakeview Cottages and Marina
  • Lighthouse Landing Resort and Marina
  • Paris Landing State Park Marina
  • Pebble Island Marina
  • Riverstone Marina

Nottely Reservoir

  • Nottely Marina

Parksville Reservoir

  • Lake Ocoee Inn and Marina

Pickwick Reservoir

  • Aqua Yacht Harbor
  • Florence Harbor Marina
  • Grand Harbor Marina

South Holston Reservoir

  • Friendship Marina
  • Painter Creek Marina

Watauga Reservoir

  • Cove Ridge Marina
  • Watauga Lakeshore Resort and Marina

Watts Bar Reservoir

  • Caney Creek Marina

Want to join the club? TVA has developed a guidebook for marina owners and operators that outlines practices designed to minimize pollution and erosion, methods of educating the public, federal regulations and more. Download a copy of the Tennessee Valley Clean Marina Guidebook (PDF, 457KB, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

To make it easier for marinas to track their progress, TVA has created a checklist (PDF, 156KB) that follows the Guidebook.

Public Land Information Center

A single source for answers to your questions about shoreline land use, permitting procedures, water quality, recreation and other issues related to the environment.

Call 800-882-5263 or ask a question online

Leave No Trace

TVA is a partner in Leave No Trace, a national and international environmental education program dedicated to increasing awareness of the potential environmental impacts that may occur during outdoor recreation. Learn how to enjoy nature while minimizing your impact on it. Leave No Trace website.