Want to run a campground for Uncle Sam?

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is seeking proposals from qualified, eligible candidates to develop, operate and maintain one or more of four campgrounds.

These facilities are: Loyston Point Recreation Areas on Norris Reservoir, Mallard Creek Recreation Area on Wheeler Reservoir and Barton Springs Recreation Area and Cedar Point Recreation Area on Normandy Reservoir.

The selected operators will be granted 30-year term commercial recreation easements or 19-year commercial recreation leases for operation and development of the facility beginning in 2013.

Interested applicants are invited to submit proposals by March 1, 2013. Full descriptions of each recreation area and proposal requirements are on TVA’s website at http://www.tva.com/river/recreation/camping_rfp/index.htm.

Questions should be sent to: Russell D. Smith, Tennessee Valley Authority, Property & Natural Resources, Commercial and Public Recreation, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902-1401. His phone number is (865) 632-2436 and email address is [email protected]