We plan and implement strategies for the controlled growth of Roane County’s economy as a unified voice representing the best Tennessee has to offer businesses, citizens and travelers.

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We bring growth-oriented businesses with strong fiscal discipline, infrastructure and workforce-ready people to East Tennessee.

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We attract travelers who seek unique heritage and the best outdoor recreational experiences to Roane County.

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We connect leaders and organizations for the benefit of local and regional business growth.

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We empower leaders, parents and students to invest in education, so they are better prepared to fulfill the workforce opportunities of Roane County’s future.

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We offer natural beauty, historic charm and low-cost living, distinguishing Roane County as one of the best retirement destinations in the nation.

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Watts Bar Lake

It's All About the Water

Jump In.


Rent a paddleboard or kayak.  Tube all day behind a pontoon boat or set sail for wide-open spaces.  Anchor in a quiet cove or hang in a local lakeside marina.  Want to get away?  Take your boat to Knoxville or Chattanooga or all the way to the Gulf.   Fish a tournament any weekend, throw out a line from a pier, or hire a guide to catch the big one!



Pack a picnic lunch and head to one of our ten waterfront parks that include Roane County Park, the county's largest; the newest, Lakeshore Park as well as 58 Landing; David Webb Riverfront Park; Gravel Pit; Kingston City Park; Ladd Park; Rockwood Waterfront Park, with the county's largest boat launch; Southwest Point; and the TVA park at the steam plant.


There are several campgrounds in Roane County and many of them right on the water.  Riley Creek Campground on Hwy 58 in Kingston offers RV and tent sites, two swimming areas, bath houses, and boat launch.  Caney Creek RV Resort is an award-winning waterfront resort located on Hwy 70 in Harriman and includes two swimming pools, a covered pavilion, playground, trails, and canoe and paddleboards,  Soaring Eagle Campground is at Exit 360 off of I40 and offers RV and primitive sites located on the Clinch River.

marinas & boat Launches

There are a number of full-service marinas as well as paved or gravel boat launches throughout the county.  Depending on your activity, there is something for everyone and to help you find the best fit for you we have included them by name and also by river - Clinch, Emory or Tennessee.  The largest boat launches are Tom Fuller Park, located in Rockwood's Waterfront Park at TN MM 553 and Ladd Park in Kingston at Clinch MM 4.