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Thief Neck Island


The island provides excellent opportunities for tent camping and other recreation including bird watching.  Close to Grand Vista Bay shoreline (Rockwood side) and across the lake from John Knox Center (Kingston side) kayaking is good around this island.

Wildlife to Watch: In spring and summer, Osprey are common nesting birds across the lake. They nest on poles and structures and can be viewed best by boat; however please keep a safe distance from nesting pairs to avoid disturbing them and their young. In winter, waterfowl and Bald Eagles are common. Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-heron, and Great Egret nest on islands in the lake. White-tailed deer, raccoon, muskrat, fox, and coyote are common around the lake.

This island is located at TN River MM 555 on Watts Bar Lake and is accessible only by boat.

Thief Neck Island

Day light hours Address Watts Bar Lake, TN River MM 555 Rockwood, TN 37854 Website