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.
Kyles Ford Wildlife Management Area & Kyles Ford Preserve
This 850-acre hunting area observes the state-wide hunting season. Find deer, turkey, squirrel, dove, rabbit, quail, woodcock, waterfowl, raccoon and opossum here. ...more
City: Kyles Ford, TN
Phone: (423) 733-4400
A sister lake to Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley is 134 miles long with a peaceful shoreline measuring 1,004 miles. An angler’s dream, Lake Barkley hosts a thriving population of crappie, largemouth and white bass, catfish, sauger and bluegill. ...more
Five miles east of Jackson, Lake Graham’s 500 acres is home to largemouth bass, crappie, trout, sunfish, blue and channel catfish. Lake Graham fishing tip: In calm water, use topwater lures that make very little noise or disturbance in the water. ...more
Lake Isom National Wildlife Refuge
Lake Isom National Wildlife Refuge was established as an inviolate sanctuary for wintering waterfowl in 1938 by presidential proclamation. Lake Isom is the oldest refuge in Tennessee and encompasses some 1,850 acres of migratory bird habitat surrounding Lake Isom. ...more
Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area
Nestled between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Native wildlife abounds as well as a maintained herd of elk and bison in a habitat restoration area. ...more
City: Golden Pond, TN
Located in the middle of the half-million acre Great Smoky Mountains National Park, LeConte Lodge is the only place where a visitor can sleep overnight on a mountaintop in a snug, permanent structure with hot and hearty meals on tap. The Lodge has a capacity of sixty guests per night. ...more