The 9 Lakes region is made up of the 16 counties surrounding Knoxville, TN. It stretches from the Cumberland Mountains of Big South Fork National River and Recreation area to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The region boast 4 National Parks, 2 National Scenic Byways, 2 National Foot Trails, 1 National Scenic River, 1 National Forest, and 9 TVA Lakes. In every corner of the region, you can find a beautiful place to rest, relax and explore while you’re visiting East Tennessee. Find your Tennesssee Vacation here.