Shoreline Miles: 393 miles
Surface Area: 30,300 acres
Surrounded by gently rolling hills and scenic pastures, Cherokee Lake offers visitors an idyllic vacation setting with excellent fishing and birding habitats. The beautiful, peaceful country landscape abounds in the many farmlands near the lake. To the Northwest of Cherokee Lake you can see the towering Clinch Mountain Range. As you approach the summit of Clinch Mountain (located on HWY 25E), you will find a lookout point that provides a breathtaking view of Cherokee Lake and overlooks an area with great historical significance. The three towns surrounding Cherokee Lake are Morristown, Jefferson City, and Rogersville.
If you love to fish, Cherokee Lake is a must. Fish densities in Cherokee Lake are greater than most of the other TVA Reservoirs. A variety of fish attractors have been constructed over the years in an attempt to improve fishing for anglers. Boating, swimming, camping, and paddling are very popular on this reservoir. The lake also is home to a sailing club and regattas are hosted seasonally.
The communities and area surrounding the lake is steeped in history. Travel on Historic State Route 1, Tennessee’s first state road or on East Tennessee Crossing Byway- Daniel Boone’s Wilderness Road. Discover Civil War history in Bean Station. When visiting, be sure to sample “Grainger County” tomatoes in season. Farm stands with fresh local produce and local crafts dot the roads around the lake.