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Watts Bar Lake

,

Ten Mile

,

Tennessee

2 4.0  

Home Sale Pending

Sq Ft: 3183   Year: 1997 Acres: 2.090  
Karen Packett, Agent

Hurry to see this one level Mid Century Mod home sitting on a...

Watts Bar Lake

,

Kingston

,

Tennessee

3 2.0  

Home Sale Pending

Sq Ft: 2404   Year: 1956 Acres: 0.600  
Kathy May-Martin, Agent

Luxurious lakefront living at its finest. This beautiful 1.57...

Watts Bar Lake

,

Harriman

,

Tennessee

Lot For Sale

Acres: 1.570  
Trampus Ward, Agent

SERENITY is how the owners describe this Quiet, Beautiful &...

Watts Bar Lake

,

Ten Mile

,

Tennessee

2 4.0  

Waterfront  Home Sale Pending

Sq Ft: 3183   Year: 1997 Acres: 2.090  
Karen Packett, Agent

Build you dream home here on this 5.94 acre tract ! Enjoy...

Watts Bar Lake

,

Ten Mile

,

Tennessee

Lot For Sale

Acres: 5.940  
Kathy May-Martin, Agent

Build you dream home here on this 5.94 acre tract ! Enjoy...

Watts Bar Lake

,

Ten Mile

,

Tennessee

Lot For Sale

Acres: 5.940  
Kathy May-Martin, Agent

Affordable Main Channel Dockable Lot...

Watts Bar Lake

,

Rockwood

,

Tennessee

Waterfront  Lot For Sale

Acres: 0.810  
Rebecca Wampler/David Hardin, Agent

Rarely will you find a more beautiful lakeview lot where the...

Watts Bar Lake

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Rockwood

,

Tennessee

Lot For Sale

Acres: 1.130  
Rebecca Wampler, Agent

Beautiful Custom Designed Two Story Home nestled on a wooded...

Watts Bar Lake

,

Rockwood

,

Tennessee

5 5.0  

Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 3500   Year: 2015 Acres: 0.590  
Rebecca Wampler, Agent

Build your dream home here! Beautiful gated LAKEFRONT subdivision...

Watts Bar Lake

,

Rockwood

,

Tennessee

Lot For Sale

Acres: 3.000  
Kathy May-Martin, Agent

1928 Kingston landmark home overlooking the lake. This home...

Watts Bar Lake

,

Kingston

,

Tennessee

3 1.0  

Home Sale Pending

Sq Ft: 2138   Year: 1928 Acres: 0.360  
Ted Perry, Agent

Majestic View truly describes the beautiful panoramic Cumberland...

Watts Bar Lake

,

Rockwood

,

Tennessee

Lot Sale Pending

Acres: 0.780  
Rebecca Wampler, Agent

BIG 1.13 Wooded and private lot in a gated Watts Bar Lake...

Watts Bar Lake

,

Rockwood

,

Tennessee

Lot For Sale

Acres: 1.130  
Rebecca Wampler, Agent

Wow!! $11,995 Homesite in Grande Vista Bay...

Watts Bar Lake

,

Rockwood

,

Tennessee

Lot For Sale

Acres: 1.270  
Rebecca Wampler, Agent

Lot 68 Overlook Drive in Crystal Cove is a wooded 1.21 acre Watts...

Watts Bar Lake

,

Rockwood

,

Tennessee

Waterfront  Lot For Sale

Acres: 1.210  
David Hardin, Agent

1.03 Acre Watts Bar Lakeview Lot...

Watts Bar Lake

,

Rockwood

,

Tennessee

Lot For Sale

Acres: 1.030  
Rebecca Wampler, Agent

Lake and mountain views from this beautiful .90 acre homesite! Pr...

Watts Bar Lake

,

Rockwood

,

Tennessee

Lot For Sale

Acres: 0.900  
Rebecca Wampler, Agent

Cozy Lakefront Cottage in Red Cloud. This one owner home...

Watts Bar Lake

,

Ten Mile

,

Tennessee

3 3.0  

Waterfront  Home Sale Pending

Sq Ft: 1757   Year: 1997 Acres: 0.740  
Kathy May-Martin, Agent

Coolest Small Chalet Cabin on 39,000 acre Watts Bar lake. This...

Watts Bar Lake

,

Kingston

,

Tennessee

2 1.0  

Waterfront  Home For Sale

Sq Ft: 1152   Year: 2003 Acres: 0.360  
Robert Giltnane, Agent

This beautifully updated lake home has all the work done for you...

Watts Bar Lake

,

Harriman

,

Tennessee

3 3.0  

Waterfront  Home Sale Pending

Sq Ft: 2920   Year: 1957 Acres: 0.290  
Kathy May-Martin, Agent
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Watts Bar Lake Information

If you are looking for lake home properties for sale in Tennessee, Watts Bar Lake should be at the top of your list. Located in Roane County, this reservoir was created by Watts Bar Dam. With 61 square miles of water, there is enough room to pursue any aquatic hobby.

If you like to fish, you'll find no shortage of variety in Watts Bar Lake. The most common varieties include black bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white crappie, white bass, striped bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, and bluegill. If you're lucky, you may also find yellow perch, redbreast sunfish, and walleye. There are many local marinas near lake houses for sale on Watts Bar Lake that offer boat rentals, like Eden Marina and Campground and Euchee Marina. The Lakeside Resort marina even has a Pro Bass Shop and live bait.

Water sports and activities are also popular on the lake. You'll find many lake goers swimming, water skiing, pontooning, or just sunning themselves on the beach or on the deck of a rented houseboat. If you want to take a break from the water, Watts Bar Lake is home to several wildlife areas, including the Long Island Wildlife Management Area, Rhea Springs Recreation Area, and the Thief Neck Island Wildlife Management Area. If you plan to go bird watching around your lake-view cabin, you'll likely see great blue herons, osprey, black-crowned night-herons, great egrets, and even a few bald eagles. Land critters near the lake include white-tailed deer, raccoons, and foxes.

The beauty of Watts Bar Lake serves as a backdrop to several area golf courses. Tennessee National is a private 18-hole championship course, with five holes that overlook the lake. Southwest Point Golf Course is a public 18-hole course hugged by a bend in Watts Bar Lake, offering stunning views. If you are interested in living on any of the golf courses near Watts Bar Lake, check out GolfHomes.com for property details.

Head into Roane County for unique dining options. Adelaide's, an authentic Civil War-era mansion, is home to Gibson Girls Southern Goodies. In addition to designer cakes, Gibson Girls offer a cafe with baked goods, sandwiches, and soups. If you are looking for a fun place for the kids, Market Street Fountain should be on the menu. They specialize in kid-friendly food and gigantic sundaes the whole family can share.

Located in the heart of the Tennessee River Valley, Watts Bar Lake offers 39,000 acres for any kind of water recreation. The lake, between Knoxville and Chattanooga, is easily accessible. Watts Bar Lake is big - 72 miles long. It is the size as well as the location that makes it one of Tennessee's preferred visitors' sites. And the 780-mile wooded shoreline has ample coves to drop an anchor or drop a fishing line. Or any of the lake's many islands can be explored. The lake is teeming with fish, including largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, channel and blue catfish, rockfish, striped bass, sauger, bluegills and more.

Houseboaters have two marinas to choose from: Bayside Marina on the eastern shore or Rhea Harbor on the western shore. The wooded hills surrounding the lake provide a varied terrain for hiking or backpacking. By car, a scenic highway travels southeast from Watts Bar Dam to the Cherokee National Forest, which is a neighbor to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Water sports of all descriptions occur somewhere on the lake at some time of the year. There are more than 25 commercial docks on the lake and countless public boat ramps, day-use and access areas. Fishing, skiing, sailing, rowing and boating are obvious uses along with camping.

Beautiful,and levels remain high for barge traffic.
Are Jet Skis permitted on Watts Bar Lake? Yes
Can you Swim in Watts Bar Lake? Yes
What is the Water Quality at Watts Bar Lake? Good
What is the Average water level variance at Watts Bar Lake? 2 Feet
Are Boat Docks permitted at Watts Bar Lake? Yes
Are Power Boats permitted at Watts Bar Lake? Yes and Houseboats
What is the Lake Depth at Watts Bar Lake? 37 Feet
What are the Nearby Cities to Watts Bar Lake? Farragut, TN - 20 miles Knoxville, TN, -30 miles, Chattanooga, TN - 60 miles, Oak Ridge, TN -20 miles Gatlinburg, TN - 80 miles
What is the Closest Airport to Watts Bar Lake? Knoxville, TN - 35 miles
What are the Building restrictions at Watts Bar Lake? City of Kingston Planning Commission & Subdivision regulations - only 9 homes in immediate area

Watts Bar Lake
Fishing Information

Watts Bar Lake is one of the South's largest and very possibly the most under utilized lake. In its 770 miles of picture perfect shoreline lie some of the South's best fishing. Large mouth bass are the largest population, followed closely by small mouth bass and crappie - all three species of crappie which include white, black and the recently stocked Arkansas black nose.

The fishing season is open year round on Watts Bar Lake. The best fishing, however, starts in early March and lasts through October. Typically, the lake level is at summer pool (741 feet above sea level) by April 15 and stays at that level until November 1 except for a one foot weekly fluctuation. After November 1, the lake drops six feet for winter flood control and rises again the following April.

Licenses are required for hunting and fishing in the County by anyone 16 or older. Applicants aged 13-15 can obtain a license by taking a hunter's safety course. Licenses can be bought at the County Clerk's office for $21, and expire at the end of February.

Black Bass are plentiful in Watts Bar with Largemouth and Smallmouth available. Bass begin moving in March and are available in various parts of the lake through October. Night fishing with black lights is popular in June through August.

Crappie fishing begins picking up in late February into March and reaches its peak from the end of April into May. Some crappie are caught at night under the lights especially during the summer months.

Stripers and Cherokee Bass (also known as Rockfish, Hybrid and Wipers) are available throughout the lake. It is probably best to hire a guide on your first attempt at landing these monsters. Watts Bar has held the state record for these species several times in the past twenty years.

Other species found in Watts Bar Lake include Bluegill, Bream, Catfish, White Bass and Sauger.


Watts Bar Lake
Boating Information

To register a boat, bring your owner's registration card and a bill of sale to the County Clerk's office. There they will collect sales tax (eight and one half percent) and give you the validated paperwork to send in to Nashville to register with the state. Licenses can be issued for between one and three years. The fee is based on the license duration and the size of the boat.

Arrowhead Marine - Boat Rental & Service

Lakeside Resort Boat Rentals


Watts Bar Lake
Camping Information

Arrowhead Resort

Watts Bar Resort




Watts Bar Lake
Local Area Businesses

With a population of 48,000, Roane County is one of the most beautiful areas of East Tennessee. Though centrally located near major metropolitan areas, there is a small-town way of life and the people are easy-going, pleasant and friendly. Roane County is comprised of the cities of Kingston, Rockwood, and Harriman, as well as portions of Oak Ridge and Oliver Springs.

Nearby attractions include:

The nationally acclaimed Tennessee Aquarium

Lookout Mountain

Rock City

Chickamauga Battlefield

Imax Theatre

Creative Discovery Museum

Knoxville Zoo

The American Museum of Science and Energy

White water rafting is on the Ocoee River

Many nearby parks and wilderness areas offer scenic hiking trails

The Smoky Mountain National Park, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge boast a diverse range of family activities.




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