Where’s the Beach?
One of the most common questions we get when the summer heats up is “Where’s the beach?” The pleasure of splashing in the water and sharing a picnic basket is a tradition that is popular with families young and old, especially those with toddlers.
Luckily, the 9 Lakes Region has designated beaches with facilities, shaded picnic tables, and easy accessibility for strollers. On a hot summer day, the lake beaches offer sandy shorelines and, of course, water to play in. These designated swim areas allow for toddlers to be able to wade in and safe places for swimming.
Here are some of the best spots to put your toes in the sand for a day “at the beach.”
- TVA Cherokee Lake Dam Reservation near Jefferson City- Open May to October.
- Indian Boundary Recreation Area near Tellico Plains.
- TVA Douglas Dam Reservations- Headwater and Tailwater near Dandridge- Open May to October.
- Fort Loudoun – The Cove at Concord Park– Knoxville
- Louisville Point Park- Louisville
- TVA Melton Hill Dam Reservation near Lenoir City- Open May to October
- Norris- Anderson County Park, Andersonville,
- Big Ridge State Park- Maynardville
- Lonas Young Park- Lafollette
- TVA Loyston Point
- TVA Tellico Dam Reservation near Lenoir City- Open May to October
- Watts Bar- Roane County Park in Harriman
Jump on in… The water is refreshing.