Come Experience the Lakeside of the Smokies - Jefferson County, Tennessee
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Come experience a true Tennessee adventure
in Jefferson County, TN,
the Lakeside of the Smokies.

Take in the natural beauty of East Tennessee, connect with our rich local heritage, and experience our authentic Southern Charm.

Fish the waters of pristine Cherokee and Douglas Lakes. Stroll the streets of our historic towns.Drive the scenic highways that link our area to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Visit us in Jefferson County, Tennessee, the Lakeside of the Smokies!

Even more reasons to Visit Jefferson County:

Minutes from Everything!  Jefferson County, TN is conveniently located just off I-40 and minutes from I-81 and I-75.

o   30 Minutes from: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood & Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Knoxville

o   2 hours from: Asheville, NC and Chattanooga, TN

o   3 hours from: Nashville, TN and Lexington KY

Be a visitor without the traffic!  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. 

Unique Tennessee Experience!Jefferson County’s historic towns and scenic views ensure your trip to East Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains will be unlike any other.

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From steaks to seafood to Southern style home cooking, Jefferson County, TN, has it all.   Enjoy a nice steak dinner while taking in the views of the lake and mountains or order up some sweet tea fried chicken-a twist on a down home classic! 


Find yourself in East Tennessee, a region abounding in natural beauty, outdoor adventure, culture, and family-fun. Spend a day on Cherokee or Douglas Lake.  Travel our scenic roads that are rich in history.  Visit one of our unique towns and experience our southern charm.


Come stay with us in Jefferson County, TN, the Lakeside of the Smokies.  Visit one of our delightful Bed & Breakfast's, spend your vacation days in a lakeside cabin, or bring the RV to one of the many beautiful campgrounds and resorts of the area.  


 Discover the unique shops found in Jefferson County, TN. From antique stores, to boutiques, to bait and tackle, you’ll find just what you’re looking for in the Lakeside of the Smokies!

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