Watauga Lake Located just 40 minutes from Johnson City, Watauga Lake is nestled in the Appalachian mountains. Watauga Lake is know for its stunning scenery and beautiful blue water with more than half the shoreline located within the Cherokee National Forest. There are several public boat ramps, access points and marinas with nominal fees of $5 or less. Amenities include camping, power boating, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, water skiing, jet skiing, fishing, and wakeboarding. Contact: 423-476-9700 View Gallery RELATED ATTRACTIONS Buffalo Mountain Park Yee-Haw Brewing White Duck Taco Taste Budz Southern Craft BBQ Petite Sweets PLACES TO STAY No posts found in this category. #FINDYOURJCPACE Don't settle for a one-size-fits-all expedition. Find your pace, share your journey, and connect with others.