Tent Sites
No Fires
No Pets
Water Unknown
About Watauga Lake Area

View of Watauga Lake in Cherokee National Forests

Water recreation is abundant in this area, featuring Watauga Lake; the Doe, Elk and Watauga rivers;  several streams and seven waterfalls.

Highly developed recreation areas along Watauga Lake provide facilities for fishing, picnicking, swimming and boat launching. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail runs through the area's backcountry.  Camp on the lakeshore at Cardens Bluff or in the backcountry along Laurel Fork Creek at Dennis Cove.

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USDA Forest Service
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
No Pets
Not Reservable
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
No Water Hookups
Watauga Lake Area is located in Tennessee
36.321 N
-81.9789 W
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2 Reviews of Watauga Lake Area
Calm camping in the trees

I have camped at the state park and would love to go back anyday. If you get the right spot you will be on the water and can tie up your canoe or kayak. Deep and clean lake.

Beautiful place for a picnic, camping, or day on the water!

I came here on a couple of break days while working at a nearby summer camp and it was such a fun experience. The lake surrounded by mountains was breathtakingly beautiful.