Watauga Point Picnic Area is located on the southern shore of Watauga Lake in Carter County. Large shade trees scattered throughout grassy areas provide a park setting for picnicking and sunbathing. In addition to picnic facilities, there is a gravel trail that loops through the nearby forest. A large pavilion and large shady area with tables are available to rent for your family gatherings or other events. There is not a designated swim area. Swimming is at your own risk.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Watauga Point Recreation Area has closed reservations for the season. The bathrooms are closed and have been winterized for the season.|
|Operational Hours:||The area is open between dawn and dusk. Please note the bathrooms are not open.|
|Area Amenities:||Accessible,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking|
|Fees:||There is no day-use fee charged at this site. To reserve the covered pavilion or the grassy area, for $30 each per day, contact Recreation.gov|
|Open Season:||4/4/2022 - 10/11/2022|
|Closest Towns:||Elizabethton, TN and Hampton, TN|
|Operated By:||US Forest Service|
General InformationDirections: From Elizabethton, take US 19E/321 south for five miles to Hampton. Turn left on US 321/TN 67 south for five miles, then turn left into Watauga Point.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
A picnic area with large shade trees helps keep you cool from the summer sun.
|No. of Sites||There are 41 picnic tables.|
|Reservation Info||The pavilion, and grassy area, can each be reserved for $30 a day by calling 877-444-6777, or by going online at recreation.gov.|
Looking for a place for a group picnic? A portion of Watauga Point can be reserved for one-day group gatherings. Make your reservations at www.Recreation.gov
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