My Brother in Law and I are slowly working our way around the Tennessee Valley Authority Resevoirs. I live on one. We liked Fontana so well that we took 3 years or about 12 days to see much of it, camping on Smoky Mountain National Park Islands.
This year we had to do an abbreviated trip which worked out ok since the weather wasn't that outstanding. We did this the week before Memorial Weekend.
Watauga in Northeast TN. About 18 miles long, but lots of coves.
Normally we camp, but were feeling lazy this year. Brother in Law was moving his 42 footer from FL to MI. Three nights in the lap of luxury and blender drinks.
I have a Achilles LSI 10.2 with a five HP Mercury.
He has a LSI 9.0 with 8 HP Johnson.
Taking a break during some anticipated showers in an empty boat slip.
It did clear up occassionally. The Cherokee National Forest borders the north end of the lake. Camp anywhere you want...if you can find a flat spot.
Week days are quiet. Not so on the weekends with fishing and water skiing action. Many pontoon boats and rentals if you are so inclined. Makes a nice place to visit if you are in the TN, NC area vacationing.
The clouds painted some interesting skies.
There are 4 marinas on the lake so fuel is not a problem.
On the west end there is a nice State Park with boat ramps.
One of our camping trips on Fontana.
Loaded for camping a couple of years ago.