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.
Burgess Falls State Park
Burgess Falls, one of the first Natural Areas, is on Tennessee’s Eastern Highland Rim and is noted for its scenic splendor. Sheer bluffs, narrow ridges, rolling water and abundant mixed forest, characterize this area. ...more
Calhoun's, Fort Loudon Marina
Life is good at Calhoun's on the marina. With serene dockside stylishness, this Calhoun's is right on the water's edge overlooking one of Tennessee's largest marinas just above Fort Loudon Dam a very relaxing atmosphere with seating on our covered decks facing the dock, boats and Fort Loudon Lake. ...more
Caney Creek Marina
Upscale marina with ship's store, grill, gas pumps, holding tank pump-outs on every dock, pontoon boat rentals, covered and uncovered slips available year 'round. Electric, water, cable, and phone available in each slip. ...more
Caney Fork River
A major tributary of the Cumberland River, Caney Fork has along its shores scenic Edgar Evins State Park. Caney Fork River is known for its beauty and peacefulness, with canoes and kayaks gliding down quiet water. ...more
Canoe the Caney
At Canoe the Caney, we offer affordable fun for everyone! From simple canoe rentals on the Caney Fork, to kayak rentals and adventure packages, Canoe The Caney is one of the most enjoyable and affordable family activities you will find in Tennessee. The Caney Fork is a beautiful river, and one of the most perfect places on earth to canoe, kayak, or trout fish, and we like to make sure our customers have the best opportunity to enjoy those pastimes in a carefree and safe environment. ...more
Champion Lake and Little Champion Lake are ringed with beautiful and ancient cypress and tupelo trees. It is a paddler’s dream, as the lakes are rarely crowded and the quiet and serenity are hard to match. ...more
Explore the banks of the Tennessee River at Rosss Landing Riverfront Park, where youll learn more about John Ross, Chief of the Cherokee Nation. At Chattanooga Pier, youll find several ways to explore the riverfront. ...more
Since 1978, Cherokee Rafting has been the Ocoee River's #1 family-friendly outfitter, also recently selected by National Geographic as an official geo-tourism destination for TN in 2013. With 10 incredible miles of continuous Class III & IV rapids, we invite you to take the plunge on one of America's premier whitewater rivers. ...more
Chester Frost Park
Beautiful campground is located within a 280-acre lakefront park on a peninsula island. Chester Frost County Park contains a power boat launch, boat docks and ramps, a swimming beach, fishing piers, group picnic facilities, an indoor pavilion and a developed campground for RV, tent and group camping on the shores of Chickamauga Lake. ...more