Jun 24, 2022

Lake & River Living Near Chattanooga, TN


Categories: Brown Haven Homes, Chattanooga Design Studio

Lake & River Living Near Chattanooga, TN

Fishing, boating, swimming - if you like water activities, you’ll love the fact that Brown Haven Homes can build your new home near so many local lakes and rivers. Just imagine the benefits of living near one of them in the Chattanooga area. You’ll enjoy the best outdoor recreation within minutes of your home. Here are eight of our favorite bodies of water in the Chattanooga area:


Fishing, boating, swimming - if you like water activities, you’ll love the fact that Brown Haven Homes can build your new home near so many local lakes and rivers. Just imagine the benefits of living near one of them in the Chattanooga area. You’ll enjoy the best outdoor recreation within minutes of your home. Here are eight of our favorite bodies of water in the Chattanooga area:



Chickamauga Lake| Hamilton County, TN

A reservoir created when the Chickamauga Dam was completed in 1940, Chickamauga Lake has 810 miles of shoreline. Spending a day out on the water is a breeze, whether you want to go fishing, boating, or jet-skiing.


Nickajack Lake | Marion County, TN

This 46-mile reservoir encompasses the breathtaking Tennessee River Gorge. A popular spot for boating, fishing, waterfront camping, and swimming, the lake has a fascinating wildlife population, too.


Rainbow Lake | Signal Mountain, TN

Built in 1916 as part of the Signal Mountain Hotel (now Alexian Village), Rainbow Lake is one of the area’s most popular destinations. Aside from incredible hiking, this shaded, woodsy spot is heaven for swimmers and sunbathers. Don’t forget to check out the totally insta-worthy swinging bridge over the creek.


Norris Lake | LaFollette, TN

During the summer, Norris Lake is the perfect destination for family fun on the water. This man-made lake was created in 1936 and features numerous marinas, perfect for those who love boating, jet skiing, and fishing. Its tranquil waters provide the perfect getaway.


Old Hickory Lake | Hendersonville, TN

Located a few miles east of Nashville, Old Hickory Lake encompasses 97 miles. Formed by the Old Hickory Lock and Dam, the reservoir has beautiful shores and surrounding lands for fishing, camping, hunting, boating, and hiking. Wildlife is abundant, and animal lovers enjoy watching waterfowl and wading birds.


Kentucky Lake | Big Sandy, TN

The largest body of water between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico, Kentucky Lake was created in 1944. With 2,000 miles of shoreline, the lake encompasses The Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, and a range of wildlife areas, recreation areas, and restaurants.


Tennessee River | Chattanooga, TN

As the 652-mile Tennessee River flows through the region, it offers access to fishing, marinas, lodging, and campsites. The Tennessee River Basin is also home to more aquatic species than any other region in North America.


Maclellan Island | Downtown Chattanooga, TN

This 18.8-acre nature sanctuary is in the middle of the Tennessee River, in the heart of downtown Chattanooga. The island is home to a range of plants, animals, and birds, including muskrats, geese, and kingfishers at the water’s edge, and turkeys, raccoons, owls, possums, and foxes in the forest.


If you love being on or near the water, these bodies of water in the Chattanooga area make for a perfect day or weekend getaway. And if water activities are part of your lifestyle, you can live close by in your new Brown Haven Home. For more information, please contact us.


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