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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Float in Roane

Take a fast boat or a slow float through the 39,000 sparkling blue acres of Watts Bar Lake, one of the largest in the Southeast. Famed for its fishing, Watts Bar is filled with hot spots for several varieties of bass, record sizes of catfish and crappie, stripers, sunfish, muskie and more. Sail or paddle your way along the Tennessee RiverLine, the shimmering blue version of the Appalachian Trail, which takes you on adventures along the Tennessee, Clinch and Emory Rivers.

Boat, canoe and paddleboard rentals are available at marinas all along the 700 miles of scenic shoreline, and boat launches give you easy access to some of the best fishing in the eastern U.S. Whether you’re a tournament fisherman or a novice, you can set off on your own or hire a local guide.

For more information about fishing in Tennessee, including licenses, events, stocking, records and boating information click here.

For some, fishing is the ideal sport for both adventure and relaxation. Regardless of how you choose to spend your fishing time, being out on the water can be a rewarding experience. Some individuals enjoy the adventure and physicality of kayak fishing, while others prefer the comfort and space of boat fishing.

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