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.
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park
The Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park is a 23-mile stretch of river, the first such to be designated by the State Scenic River Program. This stretch of river offers canoeing, rafting, fishing, hiking and nature photography. ...more
The Holston River is a major river system of southwestern Virginia and East Tennessee. The three major forks of the Holston (its North, Middle and South Forks) rise in southwestern Virginia and have their confluence near Kingsport, Tennessee. ...more
Hurricane Marina, LLC
Discover Center Hill Lake's premier destination, Hurricane Marina. We have turned Center Hill Lake's oldest marina into a state-of-the-art facility just 3 miles south of interstate 40 in one of the lakes only natural harbors. ...more
Ijams Nature Center
Ijams is a 275 acre environmental learning center for all ages. It includes woodlands and meadows, hiking and biking trails, native flora and fauna, a boardwalk on the TN River, Will Skelton Greenway and the reclaimed Meads Quarry and Ross Marble Quarry Sites. ...more
Indian Mountain State Park
Indian Mountain State Park is a multi-use facility in Campbell County near Tennessee's northern border. In addition to providing camping and recreation opportunities, the 200-acre park is unique in that it was developed on reclaimed strip mine land. ...more
J. Percy Priest Lake
Percy Priest Lake covers an area of 14,400 square acres, and has 265 miles of shoreline. At normal maximum pool the lake storage capacity is 392,000 acre feet of water, with a maximum storage capability of 652,000 acre feet of water. ...more
Johnsonville State Historic Park
This 600-acre park on the eastern side of Kentucky Lake overlooks the site of the Civil War Battle of Johnsonville. The park is named for Military Governor Andrew Johnson of Tennessee. ...more
Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park
Conceived as a long-distance hiking trail, the 300-mile Cumberland Trail, the only linear park in the state, from the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park on the Tennessee-Virginia-Kentucky border to the Signal Point near Chattanooga. The trail now is a resource for many types of recreational activities. ...more
Kyker Bottoms Refuge
Kyker Bottoms Refuge is a 350-acre area in southern Blount County owned and managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. It lies along Nine Mile Creek a few miles west of Tellico Lake and features fields, wetlands, and thickets managed primarily for small game and waterfowl. ...more