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    Lakes

    WATTS BAR LAKE

    East Tennessee’s spacious lakes form the mainstream of the Tennessee River as it begins its 650-mile journey to the Ohio River. Suited to any type of boat from sailboats to the larger cruisers, these lakes [...]
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    Lakes

    TELLICO LAKE

    Tellico Lake in Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains Impounded in 1979, Tellico Lake is located about 30 miles southwest of Knoxville and conveniently located within minutes from Lenoir City and Maryville. The pure, blue [...]
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    Fort Loudoun Lake

    FORT LOUDOUN LAKE

    Nestled in the foothills of East Tennessee and adjacent to Knoxville neighborhoods, its 360 miles of shoreline offers a playground for recreation, year round fishing, summer water sports and lakeside parks. >> Search The MLS [...]
  • Looking up stream on Melton Hill Lake near Oak Ridge on sunny day
    Lakes

    MELTON HILL LAKE

    The serenity of Melton Hill Lake, which touches Oak Ridge on two sides, is the ultimate haven for Oak Ridgers who can’t resist the water. The lake is central to community activities. >> Search The [...]
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    Lakes

    NORRIS LAKE

    Norris Lake has over 800 miles of shoreline.  There are two state wildlife management areas, three state parks, boat docks, county parks, and public access areas. Norris extends 56 miles up the Powell River and [...]

The Lakes of East Tennessee

The lakes and rivers surrounding Knoxville are famously known as "The Great Lakes of the South." These natural wonders, which include the Tennessee River, Clinch River, Holston River, French Broad River, and Little Tennessee River, contribute to the picturesque landscape of the valley. The TVA lakes, like Fort Loudoun Lake, Tellico Lake, Watts Bar Lake, Melton Hill Lake, Cherokee Lake, Norris Lake, and Douglas Lake, boast a combined shoreline of 3,700 miles.

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