Watauga Lake Tennessee

wataugaNestled in the Cherokee National Forest and surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains is East Tennessee's 6,430 acre, Watauga Lake. Created in 1948 after the completion of the damming of the Watauga River and Elk River, Watauga Lake provides hydroelectric power generation for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

Known for its scenic beauty and endless recreation, Watauga Lake is the perfect place to enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, canoeing, and even hiking, biking, and picnicking. Several Cherokee National Forest Recreation Areas are located on Watauga Lake and many offer hiking, grills, and reserved swimming areas. Watauga Lake is approximately 16 miles long and has over 104 miles of pristine shoreline, much of which has been preserved due to the lands either being part of the Cherokee National Forest, or a reserve owned by the TVA.

The Watauga River feeds Watauga Lake and is a unique area filled with great spots to go TN Whitewater Rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and Tennessee Fly Fishing. Angler's love casting their lines for rainbow trout, brown trout, and striped bass, and rafters find the class II and III rapids located downstream on the Watauga River in Carter County to be quite thrilling.

Stay in our Cabins for Rent on Watauga Lake as this area is the perfect place to get away, rest, and relax. Our Cabin Rental in East Tennessee are located right along the Watauga River, near the crystal clear waters of Watauga Lake. Come and stay with us along our Trophy Trout Stream waters. Contact us today to book your trip!