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.


Enjoy our campgrounds year-round.  Choose from RV resorts to tent camping, many with boat slips, swimming areas, trails, and canoes; and most are lakeside,

marinas & boat Launches

Full-service marinas as well as paved or gravel boat launches are available 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 Rockwood's Tom Fuller Park and Kingston's Ladd Park.