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RACCOON VALLEY RV PARK

908 E. Raccoon Valley Rd. Heiskell, TN 37754

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TEL/FAX 865-947-9776 2012-2013

www.escapees.com


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1-800-377-4986

Phone: 865.859.9757

603 E. Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849 3 865-938-9303 fax: 865-938-6673

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Raccoon Valley

Escapees RV Club welcomes you!

We’re glad you’re here, and extend a warm welcome to both first time visitors and returning guests. Don’t miss the Friendship/ Social Hour held each day at the Office/Clubhouse. It’s a great opportunity to meet some new friends and to find out about local events, scheduled Park events, and other information of general interest. Do not hesitate to let us know if we may do anything to make your visit more enjoyable. Your Raccoon Valley Escapees RV Club Hosts Page 2


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Clingman’s Dome (Great Smoky Mountains National Park)

Forest Coverage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55% Largest Mineral Deposits. . . . . . Zinc Highway Mileage . . . . . 88,988 Miles Interstate Mileage. . . . . . 1,105 Miles First European Explorer. . . . . . 1540 Hernando de Soto

TVA Establishment. . . . . . . . . . . 1933 Secret City. . . . . . . . . . . . . Oak Ridge Manhattan Project

State Symbols Bird. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mockingbird Butterfly. . . . . . . . Zebra Swallowtail Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . Largemouth Bass Fruit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tomato Game Bird . . . . . . . . . Bobwhite Quail Gem. . . . . . . . Tennessee River Pearls Tree. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tulip Poplar Wild Animal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Raccoon Wildflower. . . . . . . . . Passion Flower

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Norris Lake

Norris Lake Reservoir is nestled in the ridges of East Tennessee between the Appalachian mountain range and the Cumberland mountain range. The construction of Norris Dam in 1936 created a waterway 56 miles up the Powell River and 72 miles up the Clinch River with a surface area of more than 34,000 acres of water and 800 miles of shoreline. Norris is known as one of the cleanest lakes in the eastern United States. Miles and miles of unobstructed glassy smooth water in the main channel attracts pleasure boaters and water-skiers. The many secluded coves tucked away from the main channel make it ideal for fishing. Norris Lake is also known to anglers for its famous striped bass or rockfish, trophy-size bass and walleye–as well as beautiful catches of black crappie. June through September night fishing for smallmouth bass, crappie, white bass, and walleye is a popular activity. The 13-mile stretch of the Clinch River below Norris Dam is a scenic float trip and a renowned trout stream. This stretch of river extends to the Eagle Bend Fish Hatchery, a 100-acre complex operated by the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, located at Clinton. Two small wild areas below Norris Dam provide the visitors with a mini “wilderness experience”. The Norris reservation at the dam has three hiking trails. River Bluff trail is the longest at 3.1 miles and features spring and summer. Edge Path is a shady corridor with wheelchair access and the third trail is a 3-mile hiking trail.


Things To Do

The extraordinary biodiversity of the Smoky Mountains was recognized in the early 1900s, but that was many years before the Great Smoky Mountains National Park would become a reality. Logging interests had stripped much of the region of timber, and it was not until having become alarmed by the commercial logging threats to the forests that Congress would authorize the Park in 1926. Land acquisition was difficult as more than 85 percent of the Park was owned by lumber and pulpwood companies. The Great Depression made collection of private pledges problematic. Even with the influx of public funds, monies were short. The Rockefeller family donated five million dollars to complete purchase of the lands that would become the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the first National Parks assembled from private lands. This significant contribution is honored in the Park at Newfound Gap. Agreements had been instituted, allowing the continuation of logging operations, but the last tree was felled in 1938. On September 2, 1940, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt officially dedicated the Park. Now encompassing more than 521,000 acres, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is managed in accordance with the National Park Service mission; the preservation of natural and cultural heritage. Most of the Park is now administered as wilderness. Southern hospitality is elevated to an art form here, with the locals as friendly as the scenery is inspiring. Gorgeous mountain vistas greet the eye at every turn, crystal clear mountain streams whisper as they tumble over the rocks and boulders in their beds, and a wealth of culture, history, outdoor activities and entertainment await the visitor. No visit would be complete without seeing the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This great public treasure offers scenic drives, hiking and biking paths, horseback riding, and some 70 miles of the 2,167‑mile‑long Appalachian Trail. Many of the Park offerings may be viewed from the car, including wildflowers and flowering trees, mountain vistas and historical buildings. Side roads in the Park offer glimpses of the Park’s natural and historical heritage and provide links to self-guiding trails and short footpaths. Visit one of the Park Visitor Centers for current programs and activities specific to areas of interest.

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Welcome to Raccoon Valley!

We hope you enjoy your visit to Raccoon Valley. To assist you in making your stay more pleasant, please take time to read the following information.

Please do not leave your rig unattended in the Park for more than 24 hours without the manager’s prior approval. Check-Out time is 12:00 noon. Office: Open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (closed one hour for lunch). Generator Hours: 7:30 am to 9:00 am, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Quiet Hours: 10:00 pm to 7:30 am. Emergency Information: In case of a medical emergency, fire or security problem, turn on your lights and honk your horn. The Emergency phone number is 911. You may also alert the Park Managers at their site near the rear of the Office Building or call the Raccoon Valley Office telephone number: 865-947-9776. Mail Incoming: Please have mail sent to you c/o Your Name, General Delivery, Heiskell, TN 37754. Mail Outgoing: May be placed in the mailbox at the Park entrance. Wireless Internet: The system is operated by Tengo Internet and the current rates are $3 a day (24 hours), $15 a week and $29.95 a month. If you have general questions about the Wi-Fi system, the manager’s office has handouts. If you need technical or billing assistance, please contact Tengo’s tech support line at 866-968-3646. Telephone and Messages: A phone is located inside the Laundry Room at the rear of the Office Building. Names of persons receiving phone messages will be posted on the board outside the rear of the Office Building. Message notes will be placed inside the box attached to the shelf. Emergency messages will be delivered when received. Parking: Please be sure all your vehicles are parked on the site you were assigned. End of Month: Site rent for members is due upon check-out or 2 days prior to the end of the month. Swimming Pool Info: Hours 10 am to dusk. Rules are posted at the pool. All swimming is “at your own risk”. No lifeguards on duty. Children under 15 must be accompanied by a parent. No Gum, Glass or food permitted in the swimming pool or swimming area. No running or diving allowed. No pets permitted in the swimming area. Pets: All pets (including cats) must be on a leash at all times when outside your rig. An electronic leash is not acceptable. Please do not leave them unattended or leave pet food outside, as we have predators. And please clean up after your pets promptly. To avoid injury to others, please do not attach clotheslines, dog leashes or any other all-purpose lines to anything other than your own rig. Trash: Please put trash in plastic bags and place them in the Dumpster near the entrance/exit to the Park. Friendship/Social Hours: Held each day at the Office/Clubhouse at 4 pm. It is a time of sharing, visiting and meeting new folks. It is also the time for sharing of information about local events, scheduled Park events and other information of general interest to everyone. Bring a liquid refreshment or not, as you wish, and join in! Sewer Connections: Must be threaded connections or rubber donut (may be purchased in the Office). New Health Department Regulations: Anyone using a “Y” connector, splitter, etc., connected to the Raccoon Valley RV Park hose bib, must use a backflow/check valve (provided by RV owners) on each exit port. Any equipment found not in compliance by park personnel will be removed. Children: Ages 15 and younger must be supervised by parent or guardian. All towed trailers and fifth wheels must have a vehicle capable of towing said unit out of the RV park throughout the rental period. Everyone must obey all rules shown here and conveyed or established by Rainbow Park Management. Page 6


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