Plan your trip to Tennessee
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Lake - Resorts and Lodges in Tennessee
While the Smoky Mountains are Tennessee’s prime destination, there’s no shortage of beautiful lakes and rivers throughout the state that’s perfect for travelers looking to make a splash in the water. The Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park features two fishing lakes, while Radnor Lake State Park offers a 90-acre lake ideal for swimming, boating and more. Stay at a resort right along the shores of Kentucky Lake, or head to one of the many marinas throughout the area that will easily get you out onto the quiet waves. Everything from fishing to kayaking to jet-skiing awaits for you at these Tennessee lakes!
The Gatlinburg area of Tennessee has plenty to offer in the way of lakes. Head to the Smoky Mountains National Park for a day trip and explore a bunch of them! Go hiking along the Appalachian Trail for even more sites to see!
While there isn't a lake on property, there are four stocked fishing ponds, and they're the perfect place to spend a relaxing day among nature. No licenses are required, but it is catch and release only (so if you're hungry, look elsewhere). Rods and the tackle are supplied free of charge, so grab some worms and get to it!
There are plenty of lakes in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area of Tennessee. Head into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park while staying at Eden Crest to get an up close view of some, or head to Fontana Lake or Douglas Lake for a day trip! There's so much to see and do, plan ahead of time to check out the beautiful lakes of Tennessee.
Visit the Great Smoky Mountain National Park when you stay at Chalet Village and you'll be able to view many lakes. Take a bike ride or hike around the many natural splendors that Gatlinburg has to offer. Don't forget your camera on your next vacation to Tennessee!
The nearby Rock Island State Park features two beautiful lakes for you to explore at your leisure. Soak up the sun from the shores or dive in for a refreshing swim. The lakes are also full of local fishes including walleye and bass, so you can take out a boat for a day of fishing. There's plenty of ways to enjoy this incredible lake destination!
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