Nickajack Lake


$105.5MTotal Value
Nickajack Lake, Tennessee

The Nickajack Lake real estate market is a top ten marketplace for lake property in Tennessee.

The average list price for Nickajack Lake homes for sale is $706,000. Normally there are about 80 lake homes for sale at Nickajack Lake, and 50 listings for lots and land.

Nickajack Lake is a mid-sized Tennessee lake, and has 179 miles of shoreline. Chattanooga International Airport, the closest major airport, is only 30 miles away.

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  • 179Mi. of Shoreline
  • 145Deepest Depth
(423) 661-7655
930 Mountain Shadows Dr
Trenton, GA 30752
(423) 942-6653
9696 Highway 41
Jasper, TN 37347
Shellmound Campground
(423) 942-9857
2735 Tva Rd
Jasper , TN 37347
  • Counties: Hamilton County, Marion County
  • Fish: Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass
  • Interesting facts: Nickajack Lake was named after a Civil War leader and his "band of renegades" who hid in the nearby Nickajack Cave.
  • History: Nickajack Dam construction began in 1964. It was built to replace Hales Bar Dam which was outdated and leaking. This project, which initially cost $73,000,000 took 6.7 million man hours to finish. Filling the reservoir began on September 14, 1967. Two days later, the lake was full.
  • Landmarks: Nickajack Cave, Nickajack Dam
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
(423) 837-9500
1000 TN-28
Jasper, TN 37347
Chattanooga International Airport
1001 Airport Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421
30 miles away
Marion County Airport
300 Airport Rd, Jasper, TN 37347
4 miles away
About Nickajack Lake
A Splendor of Southern Tennessee

Passing through the Tennessee River Gorge and along the shores of Chattanooga, Nickajack Lake is an all-in-one location for outdoor lovers and city-goers.

Chattanooga is known for its wide variety of attractions, but it also houses necessary facilities like the Chattanooga Airport and Erlanger Hospital.

Picturesque Views

Nickajack Lake starts at the Nickajack Dam and stretches 46 miles upstream to the Chickamauga Dam. The waters span 10,370 acres and boast 179 miles of shoreline.

Twenty-six miles of the lake pass through the steep walls of the Tennessee River Gorge, also known as the “Grand Canyon of Tennessee.” The 27,000-acre gorge was carved through Cumberland Mountain.

The area flourishes with wildlife, including bald eagles, osprey, deer, night herons, foxes, and more.

Wild About Nickajack

Nickajack is known for all things lake life. It is widely known as a sport fishing location, host to multiple annual fishing tournaments, and part of the National Bass Fishing Trail.

The lake is commonly traveled by pontoons, powerboats, jet skis, fishing boats, kayaks, canoes, and more. Its open stretches are perfect for water skiing, tubing, and wakeboarding.

Hiking and camping are popular activities on and around Nickajack Lake. The Prentice Cooper State Forest features hiking, biking, and offroading trails that lead to waterfalls, overlooks, and hollows.

Adventures in Chattanooga

Twice named Outside Magazine’s “Best Town Ever,” Chattanooga is a fun adventure for every family member and only 30 minutes from Nickajack Lake.

The “Scenic City” features attractions like the Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga Zoo, Lookout Mountain, Ruby Falls, Creative Discovery Museum, and many more.

The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is a thrill ride that winds down a wooded hillside. The non-motorized carts allow for a smooth ride for singles and doubles.

A Home For You

Whether you are seeking a nature escape or a place to make memories with loved ones, Nickajack Lake has a place for you.