Cherokee Lake
Wide Vista of Cherokee Lake

Cherokee Lake is  Located about 30 miles east of Knoxville, Tennessee, surrounded by rolling pastures and farmlands. The Holston River and its tributaries are the origin of the 30,300 acres of water  and 463 miles of shoreline.

The is one of the largest lakes in the state of Tennessee. The lake is surrounded by Jefferson, Grainger and Hawkins Counties.

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Fishermen boast hefty catches of Largemouth (April-May), Smallmouth (March-May), Crappie (Mid-April-May, Oct-Nov), White Bass (Late Feb-March), and Strippers (Late Fall in the headwaters, river).  They move out in May and are taken in the lake fishing live bait and jigging near submerged islands. Great fishing for Catfish (June-Aug.) off rocky banks and Bream (April- Oct.)


Some of the Boat Docks, Watercraft Rentals and Campgrounds on Cherokee Lake are listed below:

Black Oak Marina

2511 Black Oak Rd.
Jefferson City, TN 37760

Card’Nal Cove Campground and Docks

1025 Cardnal Cove
Rutledge, TN 37861

Cedar Hill Boat Dock

2369 Boat Dock Rd
Talbott, TN 37877
Phone:(423) 317-7693

Cherokee Park

3075 Floyd Hall Drive
Morristown, TN 37814

Fall Creek Marina and Campground

5656 Fall Creek Dock Road
Russellville, TN 37860

Gilmore’s Fishing & Family Dock

270 Gilmore Dock Ln
Rutledge, TN 37861
Phone:(865) 767-2177

German Creek Marina & Cafe

850 Muskogee Drive
Bean Station, TN 37708
(865) 767-2550

Greenlee Campground RV and Marine, LLC. May Springs

375 Lakeshore Drive
Rutledge, TN 37861
(865) 828-4802

Hamblen County Dock

3050 Cherokee Park Road
Morristown, TN 37814
Phone:(423) 586-2939

Lakeside Marine

Bluff Village Road
Bean Station, TN 37708
Phone:(865) 993-1555

Linda’s Lakeside Marine

436 Highway 25 E
Bean Station, TN 37708
865) 828-5547

 Cherokee Dam Campground

41 sites no hook-ups, no reservations. Open from Mid-April until Mid-September. Hot showers, flush toilets, adjacent to free public boat launching ramp and swimming beach. Free picnic area nearby with shelter.
2805 TN-92, Jefferson City, TN 37760
(865) 361-0651
Cherokee Dam Reservation (800) 882-5263

The Tennessee Valley Authority administrates this campground
2611 West Andrew Johnson Hwy
Morristown, TN 37814