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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 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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About Watts Bar Lake

Watts Bar Lake, made up of the Tennessee, Clinch and Emory Rivers, is one of the largest lakes in the Southeast. With 39,000 acres there is plenty of space to anchor and relax in a quiet cove or enjoy the thrill of a tube or board behind a fast boat.

Lakeside restaurants offer great food, live music and spectacular sunset views.  Take a trip by boat all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.

Brimming with striper, largemouth and spotted bass, and world-record-sized cat fish and crappie, Watts Bar Lake is one of the most popular fishing lakes in East Tennessee.  Duck hunting is a popular sport during the winter season. You’ll find it’s a prime spot for birdwatching: great blue herons, osprey and bald eagles.

It is 740 feet above sea level at full pool (typically from May through October) with an average fluctuation of only five feet from summer to winter making it a perfect lake for year-round activities. Pontoon, canoe, paddelboard and kayak rentals are available at area marinas and outdoor centers.

About Watts Bar Lake

Address Kingston: corner of Hwy 70 & Hwy 58 Rockwood: Pumphouse Rd (Hwy 27 left on Nelson left on Pumphouse) Phone 865-376-4021 Email [email protected] Website

Watts Bar Lake can be easily accessed all over Roane County.  For locations:  boat launch or marinas. lakeside parks, or more Things to Do.

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