Put on your swim cap and grab your flippers. It's time to make a splash in Tennessee!
With numerous pools throughout the state, Tennessee offers swimmers of every level and style the prime setting in which to polish their stroke. Dog paddlers and competitive swimmers alike will find our state-of-the-art aquatics centers the perfect venue in which to dive into a total body workout. For a more relaxed setting, discover one of Tennessee's peaceful swimming holes just the right temperature for a refreshing afternoon dip.
Misty Waters Bait and Camping
Eight RV sites, water, electrical hook-ups, dump station, fishing supplies. Conveniently located near Wilbur Dam and Watauga Lake and tail waters of the Watauga River. ...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
University of Tennessee Sports
A perennial powerhouse in several sports, the University of Tennessee fields twenty men's and women's varsity intercollegiate teams and is home to more than 500 student-athletes. The Vols and Lady Vols compete as members of the Southeastern Conference. ...more
Watauga Dam & Recreation Area
Completed in 1948, this 950-foot long dam and its surrounding area provides picnicking, boat launching, tent camping and fishing. Watauga Lake, nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest in northeastern Tennessee, enjoys a stunningly beautiful lake with mountain views in the Volunteer State. ...more
White Lightning Trail
The White Lightning Trail is waiting for you: a picturesque drive through the fertile valleys and rustic charm of the Tennessee hills. After leaving the city limits, you’ll pass through the Great Smoky Mountains into historic country music — Maynardville — home to country music greats like Chet Atkins and Roy Acuff. ...more
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Woodlands Trace Byway
Running along a ridge of land between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, Woodlands Trace is a beautiful, easy drive in rolling terrain with opportunities to pull off and explore seasonal splendors of nature on your own or at developed interpretive facilities such as the 1850 Homeplace and the Bison range overlook. This 43-mile passageway blossoms with trees and flowers in the spring, a green canopy in the summer, brilliant foliage in the fall, and a clear view of the hardwood forest in the winter. ...more