WATTS BAR LAKEFRONT HOMES
Watts Bar Lake is situated in the heart of the Tennessee River Valley midway between Knoxville and Chattanooga. Watts Bar is one of the South’s largest lakes at 39,000+ acres, it extends just over 72 miles between Watts Bar Dam and Ft. Loudon Dam with the maximum depth being approximately 70 feet near the dams. The lake was created in 1942 and is regulated by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The principal tributaries are the Tennessee River and Clinch River with the Emory River also flowing directly into the Clinch River. It is surrounded by Loudon, Roane, Rhea, and Meigs Counties. All along the banks of Watts bar one can find cabin and house boat rentals as well as other lake lodging. Many of the Watts Bar Lake marinas offer fishing boat, pontoon boat, jet ski and houseboat rentals and for those who just can’t get enough of the water, several new high-end, residential developments allow residents to live right on its edge. There are countless coves to anchor a boat and islands with natural sand beaches perfect for a lazy day of sunning or tent camping overnight. There are a variety of marinas and restaurants all along Watts Bar lake.
Fishermen especially enjoy the solitude of Watts Bar Lake and the abundance of natural life. Enjoy world class fishing that includes fishing many species of fish including black bass (both small and large mouth), white bass, spotted bass, white and black-nose crappie, striper, rock fish, sunfish, catfish, and even sauger. In fact, the world-record skipjack herring weighing four pounds was caught here in 2004. Fishing season is year round on Watts Bar Lake with the best fishing time usually beginning in early March and lasting through October. Fishing tournaments can be found about any weekend during this time.