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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We are home to Watts Bar Lake.

Here, it's all about the water!

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We know how to enjoy life.

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When in Roane,

Play the day away!

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We love good music.

Bluegrass, Singer/Songwriters, Local Bands - Every Week!

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Here, time out is a good thing.

Romantic B&B, Lakeside Campgrounds, Cozy Cabins...

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Roane Alliance

welcome to roane county.  The best tennessee time out.

Here, time out is a good thing.  Natural beauty and recreation are part of the good life in Roane County.  Located in the Tennessee Valley with a Great Smoky Mountains backdrop, we enjoy four true seasons, generally mild temperatures and miles of picturesque waterfront.

Roane County is home to inviting waterways, opportunities for adventure and relaxing getaways.  Whether you live or vacation here, you'll enjoy fun family festivals, toe-tapping music, the beautiful Watts Bar Lake with its world-class fishing, history that changed our world and delightful historic towns.

Soak in Roane!

Photo by Brad Collett, UT School of Landscape Architecture


Lakeshore miles on Watts Bar Lake, one of the largest in the Southeast.


Acres of recreation that includes water, parks, trails, wildlife areas and golf courses.


Events & festivals to enjoy year-round.

Rockwood Golf Course

What will you discover in Roane?

  • Watts Bar Lake - a scenic, navigable 39,000-acre lake that can be enjoyed year-round.
  • Manhattan Project National Historical Park - soak up history that changed our world.
  • Whitestone Inn - a sanctuary for the soul.
  • Henry/Stafford Agricultural Expo Center, with events every weekend like rodeos, horse and dog shows, and tractor pulls.
  • The Annual Tennessee Medieval Faire and Pirate's Fest held in May and October.
  • Caney Creek RV & Riley Creek Campgrounds - both with waterfront sites and full hookups.
  • Roane County Park where you will find a splash pad, disc golf, trails and picnic pavilions.
  • Princess Theatre, a restored 1920s-era art deco cinema and stage.
  • Bradbury Community Club, live Bluegrass music every Tuesday and 3rd Saturday night.
  • Fort Southwest Point, the only pioneer-era fort reconstructed on its original site.
  • Rockin' on the River & TN Team Trail are just two of the many annual fishing tournaments held.
  • 450+ festivals & events like the annual events Smokin' the Water, Harriman Christmas Home Tour, Thunder Road, and Hooray for Harriman.
  • In the summer, buy Local at area Farmer's Markets, enjoy food truck events and the 2nd Fridays on Roane.

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Plan your vacation, pinpoint places to explore for a driving tour and detail day trips with our interactive map.

Fort Southwest Park
Ladd Landing
The Pointe at Whitestone
Mount Roosevelt State Forest
Caney Creek Marina
The Princess Theatre
Manhattan Project National Historical Park


Spend summer days paddleboarding or cruising on a pontoon, or hiking and biking more than 60 miles of trails. Satisfy your curiosity about what lies within Manhattan Project National Historical Park in the Secret City of Oak Ridge. Give in to the adventure.

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Enjoy events year-round, from fireworks to fire breathing, classic cars to classic films, and races of all kinds! Listen to music every week, from bluegrass to local singer/songwriters to local bands. We know how to enjoy life.

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Relax where New England architecture meets East Tennessee natural beauty at the peaceful Whitestone Country Inn. Camp on the water's edge at Riley Creek Campground and Caney Creek RV Resort. Rent a private lakeside cabin or home. Here, time out is a good thing.

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Spend time in Roane’s vibrant community. You’ll appreciate the lifestyle here.

May 6

Roane County Household Hazardous Waste Event

Roane County Recycling Center 9:00am - 1:00pm

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June 1

Eastern Region 4-H at Roane State Community College Expo Center

Roane State Community College (RSCC) Expo Center 8:00am - 5:00pm

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June 2

Eastern Region 4-H at Roane State Community College Expo Center

Roane State Community College (RSCC) Expo Center 8:00am - 5:00pm

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June 2

AMSE Bus Tours (DOE Public Bus Tour)

Oak Ridge, TN 8:30am - 12:00pm

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June 3

Roane County Bass Tournament St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

Watts Bar Lake - Kingston, TN - Kingston City Park 6:30am - 4:00pm

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June 3

Eastern Region 4-H at Roane State Community College Expo Center

Roane State Community College (RSCC) Expo Center 8:00am - 5:00pm

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June 3

Kingston Lakeside Farmers Market

Kingston TN 8:00am - 11:00am

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June 3

Disabled American Veterans Karaoke - Dinner Fundraiser

5:00pm - 9:00pm

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June 3

The Greatest Show Bash Presented by The Free Medical Clinic

The Barn at Maple Creek 6:30pm - 10:00pm

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June 5

AMSE Bus Tours (DOE Public Bus Tour)

Oak Ridge, TN 8:30am - 12:00pm

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