The Appalachian Mountains are known for the stunning scenery that beckons tens of thousands of tourists from all over the country to Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee each year. People travel to the mountains to enjoy activities like hiking, biking, horseback riding, and backpacking through the scenic mountains, but few people think of this region as the perfect place to enjoy swimming, boating, water skiing, and jet skiing on crystal clear waters. As two of our newest North Carolina Web Cams plainly display, Watauga Lake Tennessee is an ideal destination for those who want to enjoy all of these activities and more. Its clear, blue waters are some of the cleanest and most inviting you’ll ever encounter and the people who love Watauga Lake TN plan to keep it that way, which is why they’re holding the 1st Annual Watauga Lake Clean Up on Saturday, June 26, 2010.

With summer’s heat already encroaching on our usually cool temperatures, there is no better time to visit Watauga Lake Tennessee. Located just 45 minutes from Boone North Carolina, just over the Tennessee state line, near the small towns of Elizabethton and Hampton, Watauga Lake Tenn is a great place to go to beat the heat. Perfect for particpating in water sports like boating, swimming, fishing, and jet skiing, this mountain lake is also ideal for those who simply want to sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery. The pristine aquamarine waters, which are bordered on all sides by the towering peaks of Tennessee’s Appalachian Mountains, are known as the country’s third cleanest and 70% of the shoreline is protected as part of the Cherokee National Forest, which means that the lake’s banks will always remain serene and undeveloped. Created in the 1940s when the Tennessee Valley Authority dammed the Watauga and Elk Rivers to generate power for the surrounding communities, Watauga Lake Tenn quickly became one of the area’s most treasured assets and remains a haven for both people and wildlife.

On June 26th, the countless people who turn to the lake as a source of recreation are asked to lend a hand to help keep Watauga Lake TN pristine for generations to come by cleaning up its shoreline and its waters. Those interested are invited to report to Sugar Grove Baptist Church on Sugar Grove Road where they will have the opportunity to register and enjoy coffee and breakfast before getting to work. Cleaning supplies (bags and gloves) will be provided, and anyone without a boat will be assigned to one.  Participants are encouraged to bring along any cleaning tools that they think might be useful. After the cleanup, participants are invited to attend a party where they will have the opportunity to enjoy food, entertainment, and giveaways after a long day of helping the environment. Anyone in need of additional information is asked to contact Mary Salter at 423-768-0363 or email [email protected]

You can check out our Lake Cams to see stunning views of Watauga Lake Tennessee, but nothing compares to seeing this manmade wonder in person. Even if you can’t make it out to the 1st Annual Watauga Lake Clean Up, make sure to take the time to visit Watauga Lake Tenn this summer. Our friends at Lakeshore Resort provide visitors with a full service marina where boat rentals are readily available, and the Captain’s Table restaurant offers an unforgettable array of cuisine, from hamburgers to seafood. Whether you plan on swimming, fishing, sailing, waterskiing, hiking through the protected lands of the Cherokee National Forest, or picnicking along the scenic shores of this unique body of water, you and your family will find something to do at Watauga Lake Tennessee.

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