Welcome to Watauga Lake Info


Watauga Lake Tennessee is surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest and flanked by the Appalachian Mountains, Watauga Lake allows its visitors to enjoy the most stunning scenery of the Cherokee National Forest and the Appalachian Mountains of Northeastern Tennessee.

The word "Watauga" is a Native American term meaning beautiful waters.

Watauga Lake is the third cleanest lake in America. The Lake is located east of Elizabethton and southwest of Mountain City. Thirteen species of game fish including rainbow and brown trout, walleye, and smallmouth and largemouth bass inhabit the waters of the lake.

Recreational Opportunities on Watauga Lake:
Auto Touring, Boating, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hunting, Lodging, Picnic, Restaurant/Snack Bar, Recreational Vehicles, Museum/Visitor Center, Water Sports, Wildlife Viewing

Come visit Watauga Lake Tennessee and see all of the wonderful things we have to offer our visitors!

Please help keep Watauga Lake Tennessee clean!