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Watts Bar Lake

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Kingston's waterfront provides fantastic views of Watts Bar Lake where the Clinch & Emory Rivers flow into the Tennessee River. Kingston City Park has covered pavilion, playground, picnic tables & benches, walking trail and boat access. Hwy 58 Landing provides picnic tables & benches, walking trail, and boat launch.

For lodging right on Watts Bar Lake: www.whitestoneinn.com is a AAA 4-Diamond B&B, www.woodlandcovebb.com is a cozy b&b with a private dock, www.caneycreekrvresort.com is an upscale rv resort with a marina providing boat rentals, and www.tlcvacations.com provides cabins and homes for rent, complete with their own docks.

Watts Bar Lake is situated in the heart of the Tennessee River Valley midway between Knoxville and Chattanooga. One of the south's largest lakes at 39,000 acres, it extends 72.4 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 740 feet above sea level at full pool (typically from May through October) with an average fluctuation of only five feet from summer to winter making it a perfect lake for year-round activities.

Directions: I-40, Kingston Exit #352 - turn right south on Hwy 58/Kentucky Street to right on Hwy 70 (west bound). Kingston City Park and waterfront is on your left. If you stay on Hwy 58 South then Hwy 58 Landing park will be on the right.

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