Navigatable waters all the way to the Gulf of Mexico

Watts Bar Lake
Fishing and Skiing on 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 have attracted vacationers for over 45 years.

Watts Bar Lake provides 783 miles of shoreline for fishing, boating, swimming, camping, hiking and skiing. Boat docks and ramps are numerous throughout Roane County as well as TVA and commercial campsites for year round pleasure. Area marinas provide 500 boat slips, large and small boat rentals, houseboats, cabins, and supplies.

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Watts Bar Lake unlimited coves and islands with natural sand beaches make an ideal lake for all water sports. It is fed by three major rivers and at least six large creeks. Anglers may choose from wide-open flats to narrow winding river channels in which to fish. There are plenty of jumbo crappie as well as trophy stripers and lunker largemouth and small mouth bass. The abundance of most types of fresh water fish will provide lasting memory for the avid fisherman. Watts Bar is particularly suited for family vacations with numerous commercial resorts and boat docks.

Watts Bar Lake provides an abundance of fresh water fish; Largemouth (April-June) daytime, (July-Aug) at night, Smallmouth (Oct-Dec), Bluegill (summer, willowfly in July) Crappie (spring and fall), Catfish (June-Aug) June when spawning, White Bass (Aug-Sept) Strippers, (Oct-Nov) at Moon Island, spring and fall at Thief Neck Island and below the dam, Sauger, (below dam Nov-Feb)

Boat Docks, Watercraft Rentals, and Campgrounds on Watts Bar Lake

Arrowhead Resort

261 Bennett Drive
Spring City, TN 37381

 Bayside Marina and Resort

134 Bayside Drive
Ten Mile, TN 37880
(865) 376-7031

Blue Springs Marina and Crows Nest Restaurant

3952 River Road
Ten Mile, TN 37880

Caney Creek Marina and RV Resort

3615 Roane State Hwy
Harriman, TN 37748
(865) 882-4042

Cep Eden Marina

653 Scenic Lakeview Drive
Spring City, TN 37381
(423) 365-6929

Euchee Marina & Campground

200 Euchee Lane
Ten Mile, TN 37880
(423) 334-1004

Long Island Marina

1060 Paint Rock Ferry Drive
Kingston, TN 37763

Piney Point Resort

1093 Piney Point Road
Spring City, TN 37381

Rhea Harbor Resort & Marina

385 Lakeshire Drive
Spring City, TN 37381
(423) 365-6851

Sam’s Boat Dock

322 Sam’s Boat Dock Road
Ten Mile, TN 37880-5242

Spring City Resort and Marina

2109 New Lake Road
Ten Mile, TN 37880
(423) 365-5150

Terrace View Marina

3367 Euchee Chapel Road
Spring City, TN 37381
(423) 365-6060