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Great Views

We stopped to take a look at the dam and the views. Several hiking trails and we were glad we took... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DKPuck
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Good Times!

Great deep lake that is fun to explore and is usually not as crowded with boats, as most! The... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Bryan M
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“beautiful lake” (15 reviews)
“pontoon boat” (6 reviews)
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Hampton, TN
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped to take a look at the dam and the views. Several hiking trails and we were glad we took the hike down to get a close up look of the dam. Lovely views!

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Great deep lake that is fun to explore and is usually not as crowded with boats, as most! The fishing can be good at times, too!

Thank Bryan M
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Awesome paddleboarding on the lake. It was quiet and lots of ducks, and geese, plus a beautiful sunset. Parking is easy and everything was clean. Plenty of picnic tables.

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We've seen a lot of lakes in the TN, VA, NC area, and this one is our favorite. Majority of views have no buildings at all on the opposite shore. Very unspoiled area. And the fall foliage in 2017, at the end of October, was...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

The lake itself is gorgeous and the surrounding landscape is just breath-taking. We were so happily surprised by the nature, views and photo-ops here. We went just as the leaves were beginning to change and it is truly unforgettable. The only issue is there were...More

Thank BZTraveling
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome paddleboarding on the lake. It was quiet and lots of ducks, geese, plus a beautiful sunset. Parking is easy and everything was clean. Plenty of picnic tables.

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Love walking on the AT around this lake. We've also rented a boat and gotten to ride around the lake seeing all of the beautiful views. Supposedly very clean, although I've never seen in it myself. Captain's Table restaurant, with beautiful views of the lake,...More

Thank elissa412
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Beautiful day on the lake. Nature all around. Great pricing on pontoon boat rentals all around the lake.

Thank Michael R
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

We love going to Watauga Lake, there is so much to do there. Camping, swimming, boating and you can rent boats from the marina. We love taking our kayak out on the lake, it is so peaceful there and are several areas with picnic tables...More

Thank Jana T
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

As a mountain girl this was a great trip! We rented a cabin with family and friends and had a relaxing week. Fishing, boat rides, fishing, cook out, fishing, swimming, fishing and hiking :) The lake was not over populated and the temperatures were cool...More

Thank knottalot
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popopjim1949
29 April 2018|
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Response from rondagreaves | Reviewed this property |
I believe that you can fish along the lakeshore. You can buy a license at many local businesses and some marina’s.
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MaineTumbleweed
13 December 2017|
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Response from Eggbert10 | Reviewed this property |
We were just passing through area so I am really not sure on when you can swim. I would imagine that the water is a bit cooler than some lakes due to the fact that it is in a higher elevation and surrounded by mountains... More
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roxie144
14 July 2015|
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Response from Brokerlex | Reviewed this property |
Not many restaurants around the Lake--------Have to go to Mtn. City for those 30 miles away....go to one of the Gemstone mines there. They also have better restaurants there and they have many outfitters there. Also visit... More
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