9 Lakes Region of East Tennessee

9 Lakes, 9 State Parks, 7 Motorcycle Trails, 6 National Parks units, 5 National Scenic Byways, and 1 National Forest all set in the beautiful valleys and ridges of Appalachia.  The 9 Lakes of East Tennessee is the perfect choice for group and family vacation fun, reunions and corporate retreats. The 16 counties surrounding the Great Smoky Mountains and Knoxville offer an abundance of culture, history and outdoor adventures like championship fishing, boating, rock climbing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, OHV trails, hiking, biking, golfing and more. Offering over 150 local special events, there is always something happening - visit our website for a complete listing at www.9lakesEastTN.com