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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How to Surf Behind a Boat (Wakeboarding & Wakesurfing)

You probably had a lot of fun as a kid getting towed behind a boat on an inner tube, and maybe you also learned to use a kneeboard or water skis. But that’s not all there is! These days, there are also some other watersports you can try when you’re out on the lake, which […]

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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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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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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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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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Need a change of scenery? Schedule your next business meeting on the lake!

Let’s face it – nobody loves going to business meetings. They’re an essential part of the work day for many, but there’s just something about sitting in a crowded room full of shuffling papers and drinking lukewarm coffee that totally zaps your motivation. What if you could have a change of scenery for your meetings? […]

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