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Here are the 22 lakes we have listed within USA > South > Tennessee - compared by Largest Lakes - Water Volume.

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Lake Name Volume in acre-feet Lake Description
Kentucky Lake
(Kentucky, USA / Tennessee, USA)
4,008,000 Kentucky Lake Pictures Kentucky Lake is the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi when measured by surface acres at "full pond," the normal water level: 184 miles long, 2 miles wide, 160,309 surface acres, and 2,380 miles of shoreline! The lake stretches south across the western tip of Kentucky into Tennessee. Kentucky ...
Cherokee Lake
(Tennessee, USA)
1,460,000 Cherokee Lake Pictures Also known as: Cherokee Reservoir
Cherokee Lake: Artists stop at Clinch Mountain Overlook to paint it, and photographers to photograph it, and every year millions of people come from all over to enjoy its beautiful waters. Cherokee Lake is a fantastic place to boat, fish, and enjoy. With Pigeon Forge, Tennessee nearby, there is sure ...
Douglas Lake
(Tennessee, USA)
1,419,700 Also known as: Douglas Reservoir
Douglas Lake, also known as Douglas Reservoir, stretches out over more than 28,000 acres and 500 shoreline miles in eastern Tennessee. Douglas Lake is conveniently located near the intersections of Interstates 81 and 40, approximately 25 miles east of Knoxville. Nestled in the foothills of the Great ...
Lake Guntersville
(Alabama, USA / Tennessee, USA)
1,049,000 Lake Guntersville Pictures Also known as: Guntersville Lake, Guntersville Reservoir
Alabama's Mountain Region contains the state's largest lake: Lake Guntersville. Cradled in the Appalachian foothills of northern Alabama, Lake Guntersville is located between Bridgeport and Guntersville, stretching out over 75 miles into Tennessee (near Chattanooga) and occupying 69,000 acres. Truly ...
Pickwick Lake
(Alabama, USA / Mississippi, USA / Tennessee, USA)
492,700 Pickwick Lake Pictures Also known as: Pickwick Reservoir
Pickwick Lake is a 43,100-acre reservoir created by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) with construction of Pickwick Landing Dam across the Tennessee River. Construction of Pickwick Lake reservoir took four years to complete, from 1934 to 1938. Pickwick Reservoir stretches out over 53 miles, from ...
Center Hill Lake
(Tennessee, USA)
492,000 Center Hill Lake Pictures Also known as: Center Hill Reservoir
Center Hill Lake is almost completely surrounded by the beautiful hardwood forested hills of the Tennessee Eastern Highlands. Center Hill Lake has 18,000 acres of boating, fishing and water recreation with over 400 miles of shoreline. It is an outdoor recreation jewel with over 20 boat ramps and seven ...
Old Hickory Lake
(Tennessee, USA)
420,000 Old Hickory Lake Pictures Only half an hour outside of Nashville, Old Hickory Lake offers outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors to the middle region of Tennessee each year. The massive man-made lake is located upstream from the city along the Cumberland River. A vital transportation link, the 22,500-acre ...
Chickamauga Lake
(Tennessee, USA)
392,000 Chickamauga Lake Pictures Also known as: Chickamauga Reservoir
Chickamauga Lake is a fabulous recreational reservoir. It is located in southeast Tennessee, 20 miles from Chattanooga, and includes 810 miles of shoreline to enjoy. Originally developed for flood control and power generation, Chickamauga Lake is now heavily used by tourists. Its diverse outdoor ...
Tims Ford Lake
(Tennessee, USA)
325,400 Tims Ford Lake Pictures Also known as: Tims Ford Reservoir
Nestled in south central Tennessee between Tullahoma and Winchester, the clear, deep water of the Elk River meets the wooded sloped shores of Tims Ford Reservoir. The water creates inlets and coves popular with both anglers and boaters. Evidence suggests that the area has been inhabited for over ...
Watauga Lake
(Tennessee, USA)
324,000 Watauga Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Watauga
Watauga Lake exudes independence, solitude, and nature's bounty. If these traditional American values appeal to you, then you need to visit pristine Watauga Lake. Hidden among the Appalachian Mountains of northeastern Tennessee, the reservoir - covering 6,430 acres - is little-known and lightly visited. ...
Tellico Reservoir
(Tennessee, USA)
304,000 Tellico Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Tellico Lake
About 30 minutes south of Knoxville, nestled in the mountains of eastern Tennessee, Tellico Lake is the lake that almost wasn't. Extending 33 miles along the Little Tennessee River, the lake has become an asset for commerce and recreation. Construction on Tellico Dam began in 1967, but Tellico Lake ...
Fort Loudoun Lake
(Tennessee, USA)
282,000 Fort Loudoun Lake Pictures Also known as: Fort Loudoun Reservoir
Named for a nearby 18th century British fort, Fort Loudoun Lake draws millions of visitors every year for fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing. Located at the headwaters of the Tennessee River, Fort Loudoun Lake extends 55 miles from Lenoir City to Knoxville. It is the first in a chain of nine reservoirs ...
Nickajack Lake
(Tennessee, USA)
220,100 Nickajack Lake Pictures Also known as: Nickajack Reservoir
Set against the spectacular scenery and steep walls of the Tennessee River Gorge, Nickajack Lake is the perfect place to relax on the water, fish, or explore the nature and wildlife of the Cumberland Mountains. Nickajack Lake is an impoundment of the Tennessee River and one of nine reservoirs on ...
J. Percy Priest Lake
(Tennessee, USA)
202,000 J. Percy Priest Lake Pictures Also known as: J. Percy Priest Reservoir
One of the most popular recreation sites in the Middle Tennessee region of J Percy Priest lake. Less than 15 minutes from downtown Nashville, the reservoir receives over seven million visitors a year who come to enjoy sightseeing, swimming, picnicking, boating, fishing, water skiing, hunting, and camping. ...
South Holston Lake
(Tennessee, USA / Virginia, USA)
189,100 South Holston Lake Pictures Also known as: South Holston Reservoir
An impoundment of the South Fork Holston River, South Holston Lake is an exceptional place to fish and boat. Straddling the Virginia and Tennessee state line, it's a great place to visit and "A Good Place to Live." Created by the South Holston Dam, South Holston Lake is a project of the Tennessee ...
Cheatham Lake
(Tennessee, USA)
104,000 Cheatham Lake Pictures Middle Tennessee is blessed with a wealth of recreational opportunities created by Cheatham Lake. The lake itself is more properly called a wide spot in the Cumberland River, created by the US Army Corps of Engineers with the building of the Cheatham Lock and Dam northeast of Nashville. Originally mandated ...
Reelfoot Lake
(Kentucky, USA / Tennessee, USA)
80,300 Reelfoot Lake Pictures Reelfoot Lake makes its home in northwestern Tennessee and extends into southern Kentucky. The lake is young: popular history says that after the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, water from the Mississippi River flowed into the newly-formed land, creating what we now call Reelfoot Lake. Today, at ...
Woods Reservoir
(Tennessee, USA)
77,915 Located on Arnold Air Force Base between Nashville and Chattanooga in Tullahoma, Tennessee, Woods Reservoir is a fantastic place to fish. Its unique surroundings make it a great place to explore. In 1951 President Truman dedicated the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC). Named in honor ...
Boone Lake
(Tennessee, USA)
75,829 Boone Lake Pictures Also known as: Boone Reservoir
Boone Lake is one of a series of reservoirs lying among the hills in northeast Tennessee. Completed on March 16, 1953, Boone Lake was constructed, and is maintained, by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for flood control, water supply, recreation and production of hydropower. Spread across Sullivan ...
Normandy Reservoir
(Tennessee, USA)
65,600 Normandy Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Normandy Lake, Lake Normandy
Situated in south central Tennessee near Manchester, Normandy Lake draws anglers, campers and boaters from all over. With its proximity to nearby Tims Ford and Woods Reservoirs, it's a fantastic addition to a Tennessee Lakes getaway or a stand-alone destination for an outdoor adventure. An impoundment ...
Parksville Lake
(Tennessee, USA)
52,270 Parksville Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Ocoee, Ocoee Lake
Parksville Lake, also known as Ocoee Reservoir, is one of three reservoirs in Polk County near Cleveland,TN. Together the reservoirs run through some of the most beautiful country in Tennessee and provide visitors with plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures. Parksville Lake is the largest ...
Carroll County Thousand Acre Recreation Lake
(Tennessee, USA)
17,000 Carroll County Thousand Acre Recreation Lake Pictures Also known as: Carroll County 1000 Acre Recreation Lake
The Carroll County Thousand Acre Recreation Lake is the newest addition to water-based fun in West Tennessee. This brand-new lake opened for the first time on the first day of spring, 2013. The March 20th opening was the culmination of 14 years of planning and required coordination and permits from ...

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