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Look to Tennessee’s Watauga Lake if you’re thinking of lake homes for sale. This northeastern Tennessee lake showcases the true rustic beauty of the surrounding Appalachian Mountains by remaining unspoiled and untamed. Tucked high within the Cherokee National Forest, Watauga Lake’s secluded location ensures that the outdoor recreation is supreme and the commercial development is limited—that’s a recipe for success when it comes to fully appreciating the unique splendor of Watauga Lake!
Watauga Lake sits 1,959 feet above sea level and is accessible by scenic mountain roads. And while it may be off the beaten path in many regards, area residents and anglers in-the-know are happy to search out Watauga Lake and its many offerings. Avid anglers, in particular, know to head up the mountain for some of the best fishing around at Watauga Lake, where 6,430 acres of fresh water host a bounty of fish. Healthy populations of bluegill, walleye, and black and white crappie abound, along with brown, lake, and rainbow trout. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass also thrive in the lake.
Stow your fishing rod and look to Watauga Lake’s fresh, clean waters to satisfy your need to make some waves. Lake properties for sale along Lake Watauga's 47 miles of privately owned shoreline enjoy full access to the many convenient amenities and recreation facilities situated on the lake’s remaining 58 miles of public shoreline. Launch your personal or rented water toy from a public boat ramp and be sure to visit any one of six public marinas positioned around the water’s edge. And whether you lay claim to a plot of public beach for the day or simply hide out in the shade of a sheltered cove, you’ll certainly savor the subtle lull of a soft breeze and lapping waves!
Since many are strategically placed around Watauga Lake’s rugged shoreline, lakefront properties are treated to spectacular views of the water and surrounding forests. In fact, the area has been thoughtfully developed to encourage lake goers to explore the natural habitat by taking to the trails. There are numerous ones to choose from of various routes and difficulties, and many even invite you to survey on horseback. For a taste of unruly currents, try white water rafting on neighboring Watauga and Nolichucky Rivers. You can also hit the links at an area golf course. Notable nearby courses include RedTail Mountain (in Mountain City, TN) and Elizabethton (in Elizabethton, TN). If you’d like to live on a Watauga Lake area golf course, visit GolfHomes.com for property listings and details
Surrounded by the mountains and the Cherokee National Forest, high elevation with ideal summer temperatures.
|Frequently Asked Questions |
|Jet Skis: ||Are they permitted? Yes |
|Swimming: ||Can you swim in the lake? Yes |
|Water Quality? || Crystal Clear, rated 3rd cleanest lake in USA |
|Water Level: ||Average water level variance? maintained by TVA, summer high, winter lowered 20-30 ft, but still an extreme amount of water in lake |
|Boat Docks: ||Are they permitted? Yes, TVA approval needed |
|Power Boats: ||Are they permitted? Yes |
|Depth of Lake: ||265 feet |
|Nearby Cities: ||Johnson City,TN - 45 mins; Bristol,TN (Bristol Raceway) 45 mins; Elizabethton,TN- 25 mins; Boone, N.C. -45 mins, Blowing Rock, N.C.-45 mins; Charlotte, N.C. 2+hours; Greensboro,N.C. - 2-1/2 hours; Atlanta, GA 4-1/2 hours |
|Nearest Airport: ||TriCities - 45 mins |