Watts Bar Lake

Watts Bar Lake Views

These 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.

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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.

Watts Bar Lake unlimited coves and islands with natural sand beaches make an idea 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 lunker largemouth and small mouth bass and trophy stripers. 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 Thrift Neck Island and below dam. Sauger, (below dam Nov.-Feb.)

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

Bayside Marina
134 Bayside Drive
Ten Mile, 37880

Long Island Marina
1060 Paint Rock Ferry Drive
Kingston, TN 37763

Caney Creek Marina
3745 Roane State Hwy
Ten Mile, TN 37848

Rhea Harbor Resort & Marina
385 Lakeshire Dr
Spring City, TN 37381

Eden Marina
653 Scenic Lakeview Dr.
Spring City, TN 37381


Cherokee Shores Marina & Campground
304 River Bend
Ten Mile, TN 37880

Euchee Marina & Campground
County Road 304 N
Ten Mile, TN 37880

Watts Bar Lake Campground & Marina
511 DeArmond Road
Kingston, TN 37763