Watauga Lake is tucked up in the mountains of east Tennessee, but it’s still one of the most beautiful spots in the state. You won’t get the brunt of local travelers, you’ll never have to worry about the tourists or the strange restaurant chains. Naw, Watauga is the real deal – just take a look.

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