Explore Watauga Lake from these marinas

Watauga Lake is the best-kept secret of the Tri-Cities lakes! Its more remote location makes it much less used than the other lakes with pristine views and a mostly-undeveloped shoreline, most of which lies in the Cherokee National Forest. It’s also the second-biggest lake in the area after South Holston Lake with a large wide […]

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Many options for Boone Lake marinas in and around Johnson City

Boone Lake is one of the most popular lakes in the area due to its central location in Johnson City. The lake is a long, winding reservoir that extends into Piney Flats and the outer edge of Kingsport. Despite ongoing TVA work that has left the lake lower than usual as of December 2017, there […]

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Boat rentals and more at South Holston Lake

You can enjoy a day on South Holston Lake without investing in boat ownership! If you don’t own a boat or are selling the boat you have, rentals or boat clubs are a great alternative for your next adventures out on the water. Many of the marinas on South Holston Lake have boats and other […]

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Looking for a rental boat on Watauga Lake?

Spend your summer on Watauga Lake without investing in expensive boat ownership! Are you new to boating or tired of spending money on the boat you’ve got? Rentals or joining a boat club are great alternatives for exciting days on Watauga Lake with friends and family in spring, summer, or fall. Several of Watauga Lake’s […]

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Access South Holston Lake from any of these marinas

South Holston Lake is the largest lake in the Tri-Cities with over 7,500 acres of surface area. It begins near Bristol, Tennessee and crosses the state line into Bristol, Virginia. It’s well-known in the area for its numerous fishing-friendly coves and a large wide-open main channel that is perfect for skiing, wakeboarding, and other water […]

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Boat rentals and more at Boone Lake

Spend your summer on Boone Lake without investing in expensive boat ownership! Are you new to boating or tired of spending money on the boat you’ve got? Rentals or joining a boat club are great alternatives for your lazy days on the water with friends and family. Many of the marinas on Boone Lake have […]

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Winterizing boats: one more thing club members never have to worry about!

While boaters still have plenty of time to enjoy the lake before it gets too cold, there’s always one thing looming that all boat owners dread: winterizing. Getting your boat properly maintained for winter is a costly and tedious chore but it’s also absolutely necessary to make sure your investment is safe from unneeded wear […]

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No need to wait for spring – join Carefree Boat Club now and enjoy fall boating!

Did you know South Holston Lake is actually warmer on Halloween than it is on Memorial Day? It’s true! Some folks we talk with about Carefree Boat Club membership decide they want to join, but that they will wait until spring. It seems logical to wait to sign up at the beginning of boating season […]

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An Introduction to the Carefree Boat Club

You’ve probably seen us talk about the Carefree Boat Club in posts here on Carefree Boater, but if you’re still not sure if it’s for you we’ve put together a quick guide to introduce you to how it works! Reserve your boat ahead of time Use the reservation system to make sure the boat you […]

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Summer Boating and Pop-Up Showers

Summer weather on the water can be tricky. One minute you’re enjoying a calm, sunny day, but rain and storms can appear as if out of nowhere even when the forecast looks clear. Weather.com says that pop-up summer storms are some of the hardest weather patterns to predict. “Most meteorologists would agree summer is the […]

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