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The Latest from the Carefree Boater Blog

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The Bernhardt Family’s Year-Round Boating Staycation

One of Erin Bernhardt’s favorite memories is of the time her family (she, husband A.J., and daughters Anna and Morgan) took a boat out on New Year’s Day a couple of years ago. “We had the surprise of a 70-degree warm spell,” she says, “and on short notice we were able to get a boat […]

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The Dorn Family: Loving the Boating Life

When Shannon Dorn first heard about Carefree Boat Club, she didn’t even need to hear the whole sales pitch. She was all in! Her husband, Matthew, is a surgeon with little free time, and they needed a good way to make use of the time he has to have fun and build memories with their […]

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4th of July on Watauga Lake

There is no better time for boating on Watauga Lake than the 4th of July. It is often the busiest day of the season for a reason. On Wednesday morning, boaters set out for a day they would never forget. The day started with a nice cool breeze and relatively quiet waters. The early birds […]

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Celebrate the Fourth with Fireworks at the Lake

Independence Day is just around the corner, and watching fireworks on the lake is one of our favorite July 4th traditions! Here’s a look at what’s going on in our area. South Holston Lake Lake View Dock Fireworks start 30 minutes after dark on Tuesday, July 3. If it rains, the fireworks will be on […]

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Staying Safe in Summer Storms

In the summertime, thunderstorms can pop up during the day – even when severe weather is not in the forecast. What do you need to know to stay safe when there’s weather out on the lake? The best way to stay safe in a thunderstorm is, of course, to avoid it if you can. That […]

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