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.
Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge
Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge lies in the Lower Mississippi River floodplain along the Chickasaw Bluff in western Tennessee. Chickasaw NWR currently encompasses 25,006 acres and includes the largest block of bottomland hardwood forest in Tennessee. ...more
Chickasaw State Park
Chickasaw State Rustic Park is situated on some of the highest terrain in west Tennessee, with water recreation on Lakes Placid and La Joie. Chickasaw was one of Tennessee’s earliest state parks and has always been a place of classic state park recreation, nature, and scenery in an historic environment. ...more
A wonderful river to fly fish, bring a stealthy approach, delicate presentation and small flies to the Clinch River, one of America’s premier trout streams. The Clinch tailwaters flow 13 miles from Norris Dam, at River Mile 80, to Highway 61 Bridge in Clinton, Tennessee, at River Mile 67 and can be accessed at several locations. ...more
Colditz Cove State Natural Area
Colditz Cove is one of Tennessee's newest natural areas. It is characterized by high bluffs, rugged gorges, lush rhododendron, large trees and a beautiful waterfall. ...more
Cookeville Boat Dock
Cookeville Dock is located on scenic Center Hill Lake. Offering boat rentals, a public fishing pier, the Lighthouse Restaurant, private dockage, and a fully stocked ship store. ...more
The delightful downtown park on Chattanooga's Northshore waterfront, Coolidge Park features a beautifully restored 100-year-old carousel, a pavilion, an interactive play fountain, the Outdoor Chattanooga Center and lots of open space. It is a popular destination for concerts, movies in the park, festivals and special events. ...more
Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park
The Cordell Hull Birthplace and Museum honors the life and career of former Secretary of State Cordell Hull, born here in 1871. Cordell Hull’s name is known locally, nationally and internationally. ...more
Cordell Hull Lake
Cordell Hull Lake is located on the Cumberland River in Smith, Jackson, and Clay counties. The lake is named after distinguished Tennessee native Cordell Hull who served in the U. ...more
Cove Lake State Park
Cove Lake State Park lies in a beautiful mountain valley on the eastern edge of the Cumberland Mountains. The diversity of wildflowers and breathtaking vistas, scenic nature trails and bike trails through open grasslands and woodlands attract hikers and bikers. ...more