Lakes & Rivers
Calling all boaters, paddlers, swimmers and fisherman. No matter how you choose to enjoy Tennessee's lakes and rivers, come on in. The water is fine!
Have a craving for adventure? How about a day--or a week--set aside for family fun? Or, maybe you just yearn for time alone with your fishing pole. No matter what kind of aquatic thrills you have in mind, Tennessee has lakes and rivers to fit your fancy.
From small ponds and enormous lakes to free-flowing rivers and streams, Tennessee overflows with opportunity for fantastic water recreation. Find a cove on Cherokee Lake and ski on glass-smooth water any time of the day. Pack your lures and make for the Clinch River, well reputed for some of the nation's best fly-fishing. Get your adrenaline pumping with an action-packed rafting adventure on the Ocoee River. Bring the whole family and explore the state's largest natural lake, Reelfoot Lake.
No matter how you decide to enjoy Tennessee's lakes and rivers, you are guaranteed to never run out of wet and wonderful waterways.
Hiwassee State Scenic River
The Hiwassee State Scenic River flows into the Tennessee River a few miles west of State Route 58 in Meigs County, Tennessee. The Hiwassee was the first river managed in the State Scenic River program. ...more
Tennessee River Blueway
The Tennessee River Blueway was formed by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in the 1930s and designated as a river trail in 2002. The blueway extends from Chickamauga Dam in Chattanooga, flowing 48 miles west through the Tennessee River Gorge to Nickajack Dam in neighboring Marion County. ...more
Tennessee River Gorge
The only large river canyon bordering a mid-sized city, the Tennessee River Gorge is a unique carving of the river through the Cumberland Plateau, encompassing 27,000 acres. Habitats for more than a thousand varieties of plants, trees, grasses and flowers as well as a diversified wildlife population exist in this scenic terrain. ...more
Tennessee River Trails
The Tennessee River Trail is waiting for you: a winding trail through Tennessee’s diverse river country featuring some of Tennessee’s most unique activities. Stop in Waverly, a historic railroad town featuring a museum and Civil War Fort. ...more
Tennessee Riverboat Co.
Come aboard the <I>Star of Knoxville</I>, a Mississippi-style paddle wheeler for fun, excitement, festive entertainment and fabulous food and beverage. They'll show you Knoxville like nobody else can. ...more
The Barn at Blackberry Farm
Designed in the same country-meets-luxury style that Blackberry Farm exhibits in its rooms, the visually stunning Barn allows guests to sample regionally inspired dishes on a nightly basis. Chef Adam Cooke uses the freshest ingredients from Blackberry Farm's on-site heirloom garden and its housemade cheese, eggs and honey, and incorporates these ingredients into his unique Smoky Mountain Foothills Cuisine. ...more
The Galley at Edgar Evins Marina
Nestled in a quiet cove with a rustic setting surrounded by mountainous tree covered hills, The Galley provides a unique dining experience inside our comfortable lakeside setting, or outside on our covered illuminated patio. ...more
The Great River Road
Travel the Great River Road through Tennessee to find historical and recreational beauty. The Great River Road and National Scenic Byway travels through the entire western coast of Tennessee along the great Mississippi River. ...more
The Lost Sea
Take a boat ride on the Lost Sea, a unique natural wonder which is listed as "America's Largest Underground Lake" in the Guinness Book of World Records. Lost Sea has been designated a Registered Natural Landmark by the U. ...more
Tims Ford State Park
Tims Ford State Park, located on the Tims Ford Reservoir in the rolling hills of southern Middle Tennessee, is an outstanding recreational area and fishing paradise. Long before the construction of Tims Ford Dam on the headwaters of the Elk River, the area was used extensively by the Indians as a hunting and fishing territory. ...more