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Things to do in Watts Bar Lake

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Food
“This is a local diary, they have some great cheeses, and I believe tastings. Sometimes they have tours.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Huge lake offers boating, swimming and many parks. Rhea Spring Park in Spring City, Watts bar Park over the River on Hwy 68, Chicamaugua Lake Park in Dayton. Marinas rent boats or hire a private fishing guide. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Fort Southwest Point was a federal frontier outpost at what is now Kingston TN. Constructed in 1797 and garrisoned by federal soldiers until 1811, the fort served as a major point of interaction between the Cherokee Indians and the US Government as well as a way station for early migrants traveling between Knoxville and Nashville.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Good food & drink, fun atmosphere, basic supplies such as gas tank for grill, etc. Rental boats available. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“A great place to look for boat and jet ski rentals! They also have a restaurant called The Front Porch. www.arrowheadresort.com”
  • 3 locals recommend
Department Store
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  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Harbour / Marina
“It is within walking distance, good food, conveinient. Only open certain times of the year from Thurs-Sun.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Aubrey’s is the place to grab a delicious and fresh meal with friends or by yourself by the bar for a more casual scene. The one thing I love about this restaurant is that it’s homemade but not your typical chain restaurant. You’ll find a good variety of options on their menu (seafood, salads, steaks, burgers, & even pasta) for extremely reasonable prices. The portions are large & the sides are all great balances to their meals. For a single person wanting to grab a good draft beer at the bar or a group of 4-6 who wants to eat on the patio with wine, Aubrey’s has more to offer than your typical restaurant with its large & private bar & patio. One of the most impressive things that I noticed about Aubrey’s when I moved here is that they are consistently good. I’ve NEVER eaten at their establishment(s) & haven’t liked my meal. I know you won’t either. Personal Recommendation: I like to eat clean and their “Lemon Lime Chicken” is phenomenal. It’s my personal go-to option. It’s grilled chicken breast and always cooked perfectly juicy. I get sweet potato fries & wild rice with it. Oh, & their honey mustard is the bomb.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Café
Harbour / Marina
“Good food & drink, fun atmosphere, basic supplies such as gas tank for grill, etc. Rental boats available. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Harbour / Marina
“It is within walking distance, good food, conveinient. Only open certain times of the year from Thurs-Sun.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Aubrey’s is the place to grab a delicious and fresh meal with friends or by yourself by the bar for a more casual scene. The one thing I love about this restaurant is that it’s homemade but not your typical chain restaurant. You’ll find a good variety of options on their menu (seafood, salads, steaks, burgers, & even pasta) for extremely reasonable prices. The portions are large & the sides are all great balances to their meals. For a single person wanting to grab a good draft beer at the bar or a group of 4-6 who wants to eat on the patio with wine, Aubrey’s has more to offer than your typical restaurant with its large & private bar & patio. One of the most impressive things that I noticed about Aubrey’s when I moved here is that they are consistently good. I’ve NEVER eaten at their establishment(s) & haven’t liked my meal. I know you won’t either. Personal Recommendation: I like to eat clean and their “Lemon Lime Chicken” is phenomenal. It’s my personal go-to option. It’s grilled chicken breast and always cooked perfectly juicy. I get sweet potato fries & wild rice with it. Oh, & their honey mustard is the bomb.”
  • 1 local recommends

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