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About Tennessee
Get the Smoky Mountain Experience

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Smoky Mountains, Tennessee offers a tremendous amount of pristine lakes and lake real estate.

Whether you are looking for an isolated fishing cabin on a remote mountain lake or an urban lake home minutes from the heart of metropolitan Tennessee, there is something here for you.

Well-Maintained and Welcoming Lakes

Most of Tennessee's lakes are a product of the Tennessee Valley Authority or TVA.

This federally owned corporation provides navigation, flood control, electricity generation and economic development to the state.

The TVA manages 33 reservoirs in Tennessee, covering 300,000 acres and more than 7,000 miles of shoreline.

Lakes under TVA maintenance include Watts Bar Lake, Fort Loudoun Lake and Norris Lake, to name a few.

Close to Tennessee's Most Popular Cities

Many Tennessee lakes can be found within minutes of some of the state's most famous cities.

For example Old Hickory Lake is located less than 30 miles from Nashville and Chickamauga Lake is just 20 miles north east of Chattanooga.

With such convenient locations, lake residents can easily experience all the wonders of Tennessee without have to step too far out of their own backyard.

A Watersport Wonderland

Tennessee's lakes are popular destinations for outdoorsmen who enjoy water skiing, boating, swimming, and camping.

Fishing fanatics also flock to these bodies of water to catch monster catfish, huge bass, and a variety of other freshwater fish including brook trout, stripers and sunfish.

Tennessee Charm and Southern Hospitality

Houses on these lakes and rivers range from simple fishing cottages to multimillion dollar estates with all the latest and greatest amenities that money can buy.

If you are looking for waterfront, water view, water access, or mountain view real estate with a bit of Southern charm, Tennessee is a great place to look!