Watauga Lake

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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Memorial Day at the Lake

Ah, it’s finally here: a glorious three-day weekend, kickoff to summer and the summer boating season, a great time to take the family out on the lake. Whether you’re planning to swim in the (still slightly chilly) lake or just relax and enjoy the view out on the water, there’s nothing wrong with bringing along […]

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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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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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