Boone Lake of East Tennessee

Boone Lake Reservoir is located on the South Fork Holston River in northeast Tennessee. The reservoir is named for frontiersman Daniel Boone, who played a major role in the history of the area.

Boone Lake is managed for a number of purposes, including power production, flood damage reduction, water supply, water quality, and aquatic ecology.

The reservoir features a swimming area and beach above the dam and a boat ramp with a courtesy pier for safe, convenient boat launching and retrieval. Water sports, fishing and night life are popular pastimes on Boone Lake.

Note: Boone Lake is still 30 feet below normal fill levels due to TVA’s work repairing the dam. Construction began in 2015 and was estimated to take 5-7 years to complete. Despite lower water levels, Boone Lake still has close to 30 miles of boatable water and plenty of lake to enjoy.

Boone Lake of East Tennessee

Boone Lake of East Tennessee is a TVA controlled reservoir, Visitors to Boone Lake enjoy countless water sports, beautiful scenery and an active night life.

Boone Lake Marinas and Docks

Boone Lake is home to a variety of marinas and docks, ranging in size and in amenities.  Below is a list of of marinas and docks, with a links to available information pages.

Boone Lake Boat Rentals

For those interested in renting a boat, we have a couple of links below to help in your search. Renting a boat can be a good option if you only need a boat once or twice a year, but keep in mind that the cost of a day’s rental is often more than an entire month’s membership in Carefree Boat Club!

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Boone Lake Guide
Find out everything you need to know about Boone Lake, as well as South Holston and Watauga Lakes right here in our own Insider's Lake Boating Guide!
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Boat Rentals
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Carefree Boat Club
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Boone Lake Articles & Posts

Boone Lake Articles & Posts

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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Stand-up paddleboards now available at Rockingham Marina!

The beautiful summer weather is upon us, and The Carefree Boat Club has an exciting new addition to its fleet. But it’s a little smaller than our supplementary watercraft. We’d like to welcome rental stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) to our Boone Lake location! Stand-up paddleboarding is a relaxing water sport that has taken lakes and other […]

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New menu at Boone Lake’s Rockingham Marina Cafe!

Rockingham Marina is celebrating the re-opening of the Rockingham Café at the marina with an all-new menu prepared by a professional chef to bring better casual dining to the local lake life. Introducing Chef Todd Dawn Chef Todd Dawn, formerly of Bistro 105 in Jonesborough, has completely revamped the Rockingham Marine Café’s menu with lake-friendly fare that […]

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