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Watts Bar Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (865)-632-1320 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 87.53 miles

Watts Bar, located about midway between Knoxville and Chattanooga, is one of nine TVA dams on the Tennessee River. The reservoir attracts millions of recreation visits each year for boating, fishing, swimming, camping, and other outdoor activities. A scenic overlook near the dam provides visitors with a panoramic view of the reservoir and surrounding countryside. The dam was completed in Januar...

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Tellico Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (865)-632-1300 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 87.53 miles

Tellico Reservoir was planned as an extension of nearby Fort Loudoun Reservoir. Tellico Dam serves to divert water through a short canal into Fort Loudoun, linking the two reservoirs in their joint functions of flood control, power production, and improved navigation. They help regulate flooding downstream, especially at Chattanooga. The canal also allows barges to enter the Little Tennessee River...

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Fort Loudoun Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (865)-632-1300 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 87.53 miles

More than two million outdoor enthusiasts visit Fort Loudoun Reservoir each year. The reservoir is known for its bass fishing, boating, and birdwatching. The wildlife viewing area is the best place to observe the seasonal bird population. Black-crowned night herons and osprey visit during the summer and late fall, and gulls migrate to the area in winter. Fort Loudoun is connected by a short ...

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Melton Hill Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (865)-632-1320 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 87.53 miles

Melton Hill Reservoir is on the Clinch River in east Tennessee. It extemds almost 57 miles upstream from Melton Hill Dam to Norris Dam. Unlike other TVA reservoirs, Melton Hill is not used for flood control. But because it's used for power production, the level of the water in the reservoir fluctuates about four feet throughout the year. The area around Melton Hill offers camping, sheltered pic...

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Fontana Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (865)-632-1300 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 87.53 miles

Fontana Reservoir occupies a site of particular splendor deep in the Great Smoky Mountains. Fishing, boating, and swimming are all popular at Fontana, but it is perhaps most appreciated by wilderness hikers and campers. The Appalachian Trail, which extends over 2,000 miles from Georgia to Maine, crosses the top of Fontana Dam. The hot showers available at the trail shelter maintained by TVA hav...

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Great Falls Lake National Park

8 Activites Phone: (865)-632-1320 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 87.53 miles

Great Falls Dam, completed in 1916 by the Tennessee Electric Power Company for the purpose of power generation, was bought by TVA in 1939. The area surrounding Great Falls Reservoir is a scenic wilderness with numerous waterfalls, including the one that gives the reservoir its name. Whitewater rapids below the dam are world renowned for kayaking and canoeing and have been the site for national ...

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Cave Run Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (606)-784-9709 Distance: 88.62 miles

Cave Run Lake, KY is almost completely surrounded by the northernmost section of the Daniel Boone National Forest. This 8,270-acre lake is jointly operated and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Forest Service. Cave Run Lake is widely known for its scenic beauty and varied outdoor recreation opportunities. The lake is also the home of Kentucky's State record Muskie.

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Rank: 116 9 Activites Phone: (270)-758-2180 Email: MACA_Information@nps.gov Distance: 91.93 miles

Mammoth Cave National Park preserves the cave system and a part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. This is the world's longest known cave system, with more than 400 miles explored. Early guide Stephen Bishop called the cave a "grand, gloomy and peculiar place," but its vast chambers and complex labyrinths have earned its name - Mammoth.

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Barren River Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (270)-646-2055 Distance: 93.71 miles

The Barren River was the historic route for westward traveling pioneers. They would travel down the Barren River to a trading post at present-day Bowling Green, Kentucky, where their journey would proceed by land. Barren River was named by early pioneers for its treeless fields. The open fields were actually created by Native Americans, who burned sections of woodland, forming grasslands to attra...

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Cordell Hull Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (615)-735-1034 Distance: 98.65 miles

Visitors to Cordell Hull Lake enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, under license to the Corps, administers an intensive wildlife management program at the lake.

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North Fork Of Pound River Lake National Park

3 Activites Phone: (276)-796-5775 Distance: 99.73 miles

A hikers' paradise, lying adjacent to the wooded hills of Jefferson National Forest. From Pound, 1 mi SW on VA 630.

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Nolin River Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (270)-286-4511 Distance: 100.62 miles

Nolin River Lake has an average annual visitation of over two million and maintains one of the lowest drowning rates in the State. Known for its unique blue/green water, Nolin is one of the top five lakes in Kentucky for catfish, bass, crappie, and walleye fishing. The majority of the path Nolin River follows is located within the boundary of Mammoth Cave National Park, making for very scenic cano...

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Center Hill Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (931)-858-3125 Distance: 101.06 miles

Facilities located at Center Hill Lake include Edgar Evins State Park and the Joe L. Evins Appalachian Center for Crafts. Burgess Falls State Natural Area and Rock Island State Park are also located on the lake.

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Paintsville Lake National Park

8 Activites Phone: (606)-297-6312 Distance: 101.60 miles

Located in eastern Kentucky, the lake offers boating, fishing, camping, hiking and horseback riding opportunities in a rural setting.

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Dewey Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (606)-789-4521 Distance: 104.96 miles

Wooded hills rise some 700 feet above the lake. A full range of facilities are available at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Rank: 3 8 Activites Distance: 107.15 miles

Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America's most visited national park.

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Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

Rank: 279 2 Activites Phone: (423)-639-3711 Email: Lizzie_Watts@nps.gov Distance: 108.50 miles

The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site and National Cemetery interprets the life and legacy of the 17th President. Andrew Johnson's presidency, 1865-1869, illustrates the United States Constitution at work following President Lincoln's assassination and during attempts to reunify a nation torn by civil war. His presidency shaped the future of the United States and his influences continue today.

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Ohio River - Mcalpine Pool National Park

Phone: (502)-774-3514 Distance: 111.12 miles

Provides a navigational channel between Louisville and Cincinnati that is an integral part of Ohio River navigation.

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Fishtrap Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (606)-437-7496 Distance: 114.24 miles

In rich coalfield country, steep mountains surround the project area.

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Grayson Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (606)-474-5815 Distance: 114.79 miles

Scenic sandstone rock cliffs rim the lake's 40 miles of shoreline. Hike the many trails and enjoy the wildlife viewing area at the Damsite Recreation Area.

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John W. Flannagan Dam And Reservoir National Park

8 Activites Phone: (276)-835-9544 Distance: 115.99 miles

Project lands adjoin Jefferson National Forest. Nearby Breaks Interstate Park contains massive geological features.

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Citico Creek Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 116.09 miles

The Citico Creek Wilderness now contains a total of 16,226 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Tennessee. In 1984 the Citico Creek Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of...

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Cherohala Skyway National Park

Phone: (919)-733-4171 Distance: 116.96 miles

The Skyway offers the cultural heritage of the Cherokee tribe and early settlers in a grand forest environment in the Appalachian Mountains. Enjoy mile-high vistas and brilliant fall foliage, as well as great hiking opportunities and picnic spots in magnificent and seldom-seen portions of the southern Appalachian National Forests.

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Cherohala Skyway - Tennessee National Park

Phone: (423)-253-2520 Distance: 116.96 miles

The Skyway presents the cultural heritage of the Cherokee tribe and early settlers in a grand forest environment in the Appalachian Mountains. Enjoy mile-high vistas and brilliant fall foliage, as well as great hiking opportunities and picnic spots in magnificent and seldom-seen portions of the southern Appalachian National Forests.

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Fort Patrick Henry Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (423)-467-3800 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 117.21 miles

Fort Patrick Henry is named after the colonial fort, also known as Long Island Station, that was established nearby at the site of present-day Kingsport, Tennessee. The dam was built primarily for hydropower, but it is also used to regulate the flow of water downstream to ensure a reliable supply of water for local industry and for cooling water at TVA's John Sevier Fossil Plant. Fort Patrick H...

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