It’s no wonder that East Tennessee is called The Great Lakes of the South! Seven large lakes and many rivers enhance the valley of East Tennessee, including Cherokee, Douglas, Fort Loudon, Melton Hill, Norris, Tellico, and Watts Bar lake.

Water covers more than 220,000 acres of East Tennessee. From Chattanooga to Tri-Cities, TVA’s system of rivers and reservoirs drains more than 20,000 square miles in East Tennessee. Together these bodies of water offer more than 4,500 miles of shoreline and unlimited recreational opportunities. The Tennessee Valley has more than 1,000 square miles of water surface and 11,000 miles of public shoreline. TVA protects a million acres of public land to support wildlife, outdoor recreation and water quality. A wide range of recreation opportunities is available on the lakes of East Tennessee. Recreation activities include boating, fishing, swimming, camping, hunting, hiking, nature study and photography. Facilities to accommodate these activities are managed by national, state and local agencies.

Lake Real Estate Listings:

  • Search Cherokee Lake Listings – Cherokee Lake is a reservoir lake Northeast of Knoxville. Morristown and Jefferson City are cities along the shoreline of the lake.
  • Search Douglas Lake Listings – Douglas Lake is a reservoir lake near Sevierville and Dandridge. Interstate 40 and 81 pass along it shoreline.
  • Search Fort Loudon Lake Listings – Ft Loudon Lake is a main channel lake lying between Knoxville and Maryville. The navigable lock system allows boaters access to the Gulf of Mexico. Ft Loudon Lake is a haven for water sports enthusiasts and a gathering spot for the Vol Navy when the University of Tennessee football season is in full swing.
  • Search Melton Hill Lake Listings – Melton Hill Lake is Northwest of Knoxville. Clinton, Oak Ridge and Knox County are along the shore of the lake. The navigable lake is an extension of the Clinch River.
  • Search Norris Lake Listings – Norris Lake is a deep mountain reservoir Northeast of Knoxville. Rocky Top, Norris, and La Follette are towns along the shoreline of the lake.
  • Search Tellico Lake Listings -Tellico Lake is a pristine lake in the foothills of the Cherokee National Park. Lenoir City, Vonore, and Tellico Village are towns along the shoreline of the lake.
  • Search Watts Bar Lake Listings – Watts Bar Lake is a main channel lake on the Tennessee River. Kingston and Spring City are towns along the shoreline of the lake.