Rockwood one step closer to marina project
The city of Rockwood is one step closer to a marina project more than 15 years in the making. The city recently received notice from the Tennessee Valley Authority that there is no environmental impediment to the city moving forward with developing a full-service commercial marina and campground on the Watts Bar Reservoir near the city’s Tom Fuller Memorial Park. The city is working with Blue Ridge Development LLC to develop the 43-acre marina and campground. Plans for the property include 204 covered boat slips, a boat ramp, fuel platform, swim beach, fishing piers, parking spaces, water intakes, riprap, and campsites. City officials have been working on the project for approximately 17 years as a way to boost recreation amenities and provide economic benefits to both Rockwood and the surrounding area.