Enjoy all the beauty of this lake while fishing, sailing, relaxing and playing. Plenty of space for picnics and relaxation away from home. When visiting Cherokee Lake, you will find it is surrounded by gentle, rolling hills. Beautiful, peaceful country landscape abounds in the many farmlands near the lake. To the Northwest of Cherokee Lake you can see the towering Clinch Mountain Range. As you approach the summit of Clinch Mountain (located on HWY 25E), you will find a lookout point that provides a breathtaking view of Cherokee Lake. Come visit Cherokee Lake and see all of the wonderful things we have to offer our visitors. You can choose from many lake activities such as boating, fishing, swimming, camping, and more! This 30,300-acre lake has 463 miles of shoreline, lies within four counties, and draws more than 2.5 million visits a year. It was formed in 1942 when TVA built the Cherokee Dam on the Holston River in order to generate electricity during World War II. The Great Indian Warpath, once followed by Daniel Boone, crossed the reservoir’s basin.
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