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.
Fall Creek Falls State Park
A paradise of more than 20,000 acres sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau, Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of the most scenic and spectacular outdoor recreation areas in America. Laced with cascades, gorges, waterfalls, streams and lush stands of virgin hardwood timber, the park beckons those who enjoy nature at her finest. ...more
Fall Creek Falls State Park Inn & Conf. Center
Travelers from across the country come to Fall Creek Falls each year to experience the highest waterfalls in the eastern United States. This paradise of more than 20,000 acres on the Cumberland Plateau is one of the most scenic, spectacular outdoor recreation resort areas in America. ...more
Historic Falls Mill is a working, water-powered grain mill and museum, built as a textile factory in 1873 on the banks of Factory Creek and later used as a cotton gin and woodworking shop. The water wheel stands in a beautiful green cove and still grinds cornmeal, flour, and grits for sale in the shop. ...more
Floating Mill Recreation Area
Floating Mill Park is located on the shores of the scenic Center Hill Lake on central Tennessee's Highland Rim. The lake stretches 64 miles up the Caney Fork River, where visitors come to enjoy boating, fishing and water sports. ...more
Fort Loudoun State Park
Fort Loudoun State Park is the location of one of the earliest British fortifications on the western frontier, built in 1756. Nearby were the principal towns of the Cherokee Nation including Tenase, namesake of our state, and Tuskegee, birthplace of the genius Sequoyah, commemorated by the Cherokee Nation's Museum. ...more
Fort Patrick Henry Dam & Lake
Built by TVA primarily for hydropower, this 10-mile, 872- acre dam also regulates waterflow downstream for local industry. It was completed in 1953 and named for a nearby Revolutionary War fort constructed to defend settlers from Cherokee attacks. ...more
Fort Pillow State Historic Park
Fort Pillow State Historic Park is rich in both historic and archaeological importance. The well-preserved Civil War earthworks on the Chickasaw Bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River mark the site of the Confederate Army’s extensive fortifications, built in 1861. ...more
Foster Falls Recreation Area
Experience and enjoy one of the most scenic, wildest areas in Tennessee with a visit to the Foster Falls Recreation Area. Operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority and located near Tracy City, Tennessee, this recreation area provides a safe, and beautiful base for exploring the south end of the Cumberland Plateau. ...more
French Broad Baptist Church
The stained glass windows of this 1919 church were imported from Czechoslovakia by Colonel Swann and considered one of the finest works in the South. When TVA made plans to flood this area and create Douglas Lake, Mrs. ...more
French Broad River & Blueway
One of only two rivers that flows north, it’s also the world’s third-oldest river, behind the Nile and New Rivers. The French Broad flows for 210 miles through Asheville, North Carolina, into Tennessee, then into the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico. ...more
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Frozen Head State Park
Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area is situated in the beautiful Cumberland Mountains of Eastern Tennessee near Wartburg. Frozen Head, elevation of 3,324, is one of the highest peaks in Tennessee west of the Great Smoky Mountains. ...more
Seven miles east of Dresden, 185-acre Garrett Lake is full of largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, bream, pike, blue and channel catfish, redear sunfish and chain pickerel. Garrett Lake, located in the eastern part of Weakley County, is operated by the Tennessee Game & Fish Commission. ...more
Gentry Creek Falls
The 2. 3 mile (each way) Gentry Creek Falls Trail crosses Gentry Creek approximately 14 times, providing hikers with access to spectacular Gentry Creek Falls, a double waterfall approximately 60 feet total in a remote forest setting. ...more