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.
Mitchell Creek Marina
Mitchell Creek Marina is a fairly new marina on Dale Hollow Lake, established in 2006, that offers a variety of boat slips, pontoon, jet ski, tube, wakeboard, and ski rentals, 2 level store, food court, game room, laundry mat, volleyball court, playground, beach area, splash pad, & special events & activities. For more information please call at 931-823-6666 or visit us online at www. ...more
Montgomery Bell State Park
Montgomery Bell State Park is located seven miles east of Dickson in Dickson County. The rolling hills of Dickson County contain a treasure that was considered more precious than gold to the builders of young America. ...more
Mousetail Landing State Park
This 1, 247-acre area is located on the east banks of the Tennessee River in the state's picturesque Western valley. Tradition has it that Mousetail Landing received its name during the Civil War period when one of the area's tanning companies caught fire. ...more
Music City Duck Tours
Music City Duck Tours is a narrated excursion of historic Nashville in an authentic World War II DUKW vehicle. Explore the streets of Nashville, then splash into the Cumberland River in unique amphibious-style vehicle. ...more
Music City Queen
The Music City Queen is a popular venue for wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners/receptions and corporate events. Music City Queen is available exclusively for charters for up to 300 guests, Brides and grooms often exchange vows on a shimmering sunset cruise then dance the night away under the stars with friends and family. ...more
Narrows of the Harpeth
The Narrows of the Harpeth is the site of one of the oldest man made tunnels in the United States. Canoe rental is available from local outfitters to view this scenic river. ...more
Natchez Trace State Park
Along with vast scenic woodlands, the Natchez Trace State Park includes four lakes, a swimming beach, a 47 room inn and conference center with over 3000 square feet of meeting/banquet space, a restaurant, 17 cabins and 10 villas, a group lodge, 208 campsites, 5 air conditioned camping cabins, picnicking sites, playgrounds, a ball field, a regulation pistol firing range, picturesque hiking trails, a wrangler camp, 250 miles of horse riding trails, a park store, and an archery range. Located at I-40, exit 116, this area is composed of a State Park, State Forest and a WMA with a total of 48,000 acres. ...more
Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
The park was named for General Nathan Bedford Forrest, the intrepid Confederate cavalry leader, who on November 4, 1864, attacked and destroyed the federal supply and munitions depot at (Old) Johnsonville at the mouth of Trace Creek. His operations were concentrated along the river in the vicinity of the park and the town of Eva. ...more
Nickajack Dam Reservation
Nickajack Lake has a total of 215 miles of winding shoreline, 10,370 acres of surface area and is 46 miles long, extending up to Chickamauga Dam. The watershed (which is the area of land providing drainage to the reservoir) for Nickajack Lake is 21,900 square miles. ...more
NOC Nolichucky River Whitewater Rafting
The Nolichucky River provides rafters with an authentic river experience, far-removed in a gorgeous wilderness, floating on a free-flowing river. Because this watershed depends upon seasonal rains instead of dam releases, the Noli takes on different characteristics at different water levels. ...more
NOC Ocoee River Whitewater Rafting
This Tennessee whitewater river is America's favorite! Ocoee River rafting means splashy waves and continuous action—that's why we call it the "Ocoee Coaster"! The Middle Ocoee River is the nation's most popular whitewater rafting run, while the Upper Ocoee boasts Class IV whitewater of 1996 Olympic fame. From beginning to end, this East Tennessee river's fast-moving waters will get you soaked, smiling and laughing. ...more
NOC Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
Make this summertime classic part of your Smoky Mountain vacation! Located near Gatlinburg, the Pigeon offers two great guided family adventures. Raft on the Upper Pigeon for exciting whitewater fun or enjoy the relaxing Lower Pigeon, great for families with kids as young as 3! The Upper Pigeon is 5 miles of big, bouncy wave trains and nearly-continuous Class II-IV rapids. ...more
The Nolichucky River was once a busy travel route for early settlers, including Davy Crockett and his family, and the river has been used for trade for centuries, from prehistoric inhabitants to frontiersmen to 19th-century lumber industry. Today, the Nolichucky--a Cherokee word for “Rushing Water” or “Dangerous Water” is known for its whitewater-rapid adventures. ...more