Watauga Lake Area

  

View of Watauga Lake in Cherokee National Forests

Water recreation is abundant in this area, featuring Watauga Lake; the Doe, Elk and Watauga rivers;  several streams and seven waterfalls.

Highly developed recreation areas along Watauga Lake provide facilities for fishing, picnicking, swimming and boat launching. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail runs through the area's backcountry.  Camp on the lakeshore at Cardens Bluff or in the backcountry along Laurel Fork Creek at Dennis Cove.

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Elizabethton and Hampton, Tennessee

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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Hiking

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Day Hiking

Areas for Day Hiking at Watauga Lake Area


Other Activities

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Picnicking

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Scenic Driving

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Water Activities

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
36.320958

  Longitude : 
-81.978872

 



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