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.


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Reelfoot Lake Reelfoot LakeTiptonville Watauga Dam & Recreation Area Watauga Dam & Recreation AreaElizabethton Fall Creek Falls State Park Fall Creek Falls State ParkPikeville Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Cumberland Gap National Historical ParkCumberland Gap Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Big South Fork National River and Recreation AreaOneida Dunbar Cave State Park Dunbar Cave State ParkClarksville Radnor Lake State Park Radnor Lake State ParkNashville Obey River Park Recreation Area Obey River Park Recreation AreaByrdstown Mousetail Landing State Park Mousetail Landing State ParkLinden South Fork Holston River South Fork Holston RiverBluff City
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