One of the best things about living in Anderson County, Tennessee is that you’re never far from the water!

We have two lakes here, Norris Lake and Melton Hill Lake which are connected by the Clinch River that runs through our county providing the best recreation on the water!

Norris Lake has 800 miles of shoreline so you can always find a secluded cove to spend the day.  And with your choice of houseboats, floating houses, lakefront homes or condos, you don’t have to leave at the end of the day!  The fishing is great on Norris Lake too!  Visit for more information and check out this video about life on the lake in Anderson County

The Clinch River flows from Norris Lake winding through Clinton to Oak Ridge where it becomes Melton Hill Lake.  Bring your fly rod and enjoy world class trout fishing on the Clinch or sign up with a guide to take you out on the beautiful river.  The Tennessee State Record for Brown Trout is from the Clinch River here in Anderson County!  For more information and a list of guides, go to .

Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge offers great fishing too along with boating, kayaking, paddle boarding and rowing. Adventures Outdoors has the equipment you need or just bring your own…there’s easy access points along the river. For watersport videos, see

Give us a call at 1-800-524-3602 and we will send you our “Passport to Adventure” with discounts for lodging and attractions.


June 2017