Tennessee May 07, 2018
7 Gorgeous Hidden Lakes In Tennessee You’ll Want To Visit Time And Time Again
Tennessee is a landlocked state full of adventurers, so these seven gorgeous lakes can’t exactly be “hidden” – we guarantee SOMEONE knows about them. Still, when you’re surrounded by rolling hills a splash of water seems somewhat magical. We’re traveling throughout the state today to find some of the most beautiful spots in Tennessee – which one is
7. Tims Ford Reservoir
Tims Ford State Park is made up of 1,321-acres, and we're thankful the Tims Ford Reservoir takes up a bit of its space. It's considered one of the best bass fishing spots in the entire Southeast, which makes it worth a visit or two.
6. Watts Bar Lake
You can thank the Watts Bar Dam for this local lake. It came to be as part of the TVA system and is great for folks looking to hook largemouth bass, spotted bass and black crappie.
5. Herb Parsons Lake
One of Tennessee's famed reservoir lakes, this quiet spot makes its home in Fayette County. Herb Parsons himself was an exhibition shooter, but nowadays you can use his namesake lake for fishing, hiking and cycling along the trails.
4. Marrowbone Lake
Marrowbone Lake is truly a hidden gem! Located near Joelton, Tennessee and about 15 miles from Nashville, it's a quiet lake park that's open from sunrise to sunset seven days a week. Make sure to rent a boat and go fishing, if you have time!
3. Cherokee Lake
Cherokee Lake is also known as the Cherokee Reservoir, and it's located just off the Holston River. Close to Knoxville and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, there's 463 miles of easy shoreline for you to experience.
2. Watauga Lake
Tucked away on the eastern side of the state, Watauga Lake is difficult to get to and ever more difficult to leave. You'll find folks with summer homes dotting the lake and a sweet, welcoming community throughout the year.
1. Hidden Lake in Harpeth River State Park
Hidden within the Harpeth River State Park is the aptly named Hidden Lake. You can only access it via the Hidden Lake Trail, and it's great for folks who love long walks in the woods with a little bit of history.
PS: Have you ever been to one of
the deepest caves in the state? It’s pretty amazing!