Your East Tennessee Vacation Starts Here

No matter what you’re looking for or when you’re looking to visit, Jefferson County always offers a true Tennessee experience. Learn more about our towns, lakes, and things to do and see when you browse through our vacation planning resources.

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Where to Eat

Things to Do

Weekend Itinerary/Trip Ideas

Lakeside News

Cherokee Bay: A Lakeside Oasis 

Cherokee Bay: A Lakeside Oasis 

Take a moment and let’s visualize something … you’re sitting in a comfy chair as the sun shines through the windows. Outside those windows, there’s a breathtaking view of shimmering water that provides a soundtrack of gentle waves lapping on the shore. You slowly sip...

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Celebrate July 4th in Jefferson County

Celebrate July 4th in Jefferson County

Make the most of your extended Independence Day weekend in Lakeside of the Smokies! This year, July 4th falls on a Thursday, giving you a chance to stretch out the festivities for a full four days. There are tons of things to do in Jefferson County to celebrate the...

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Start Your Vacation

Float on the lake, drive a scenic byway, take in some history, or just enjoy the views — no matter what you’re looking to do on your Smoky Mountian vacation, Jefferson County has it for you.

Getting Here

Jefferson County, TN conveniently located just off I-40 and minutes from I-81 and I-75 and is just minutes from everything. Leave the hustle and bustle behind and experience the quieter side of the Smokies while being just down the road from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.