Phipps Bend Wildlife Area–by never completed TVA nuclear plant.


Located along the Holston River near Rogersville TN Phipps bend is a small refuge with a gravel  hiking trail with interesting wildlife, scenery, and eerie ruins of an abandoned nuclear plant. Here is the start of the trail.

DSCN0499 DSCN0500 DSCN0502 Next is a pond whether it is entirely natural or was dug or enhanced to be part of a cooling pond for the nuclear plant is unclear.

DSCN0503 either way it is a pretty spot.

Here rising like some modern age Stonehenge is the ruins of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) nuclear plant construction was halted in 1984.

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The deer don’t seem to care though I saw 8 white tail on a 4 mile hike so 2 deer a mile isn’t bad.

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and it provided for some interesting shots along the way.

DSCN0508 DSCN0514 looking up at the high tension lines the framework of the towers looks like a star shape.

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