Lakes in Tennessee

Boasting more than 540,000 acres of lake water, Tennessee is a great state for water lovers. Two standout must-sees? Kentucky Lake and Reelfoot Lake.

Kentucky Lake covers an incredible 160,000 acres. Over 180 miles long with more than 2,000 miles of shoreline, it's the largest manmade lake in Tennessee - and the biggest artificial lake in the eastern United States. The lake itself attracts both fishers and boaters, while the surrounding area is well developed to meet the needs of vacationers who're looking for shopping, dining and entertainment. Those interested in a more rustic lake getaway will prefer Reelfoot, which is located in the state park that bears its name. At 15,000 acres, Reelfoot is the largest natural lake in Tennessee. There, visitors may boat and fish year round. The surrounding area offers camping, hiking and other opportunities for outdoor fun.

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Featured lakes in Tennessee

Boone Lake

Boone Lake is located in north-eastern Tennessee. Popular activities on the lake are swimming, water skiing, boating, and fishing. Some of the fish species at this lake are black bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and striped bass.

Pickwick Lake

Pickwick Lake offers a variety of water sports. Numerous boat ramps offer boaters to launch their boats in the open waters of Pickwick Lake. Visitors can rent a houseboats, ski boats, pontoon boats or jet skis and explore the waters of Pickwick Lake.

Watts Bar Lake

Watts Bar Lake is a very popular fishing destination in Tennessee. Various species of fish here include crappie, largemouth bass, and spotted bass. Within close proximity of this lake, several parks and campsites are also located.


Popular Tennessee lakes

Bards Lake
Beech Lake
Boone Lake
Cheatham Lake
Chilhowee Lake
Chisholm Lake
Cordell Hull Reservoir
Cummings Lake
Dogwood Lake
Everett Lake
Lake Tansi
Normandy Lake
Open Lake
Pickwick Lake
Pine Lake
Pinoak Lake
South Holston Lake
Watauga Lake
Watts Bar Lake
Woods Reservoir


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