The natural resources of the Tennessee River watershed generate millions of dollars for state and local governments. Thousands of people enjoy the Tennessee River and its tributaries for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, swimming, hiking, nature photography, picnicking, birdwatching, windsurfing, camping, water skiing, and wakeboarding.
Approximately 54 million tons of goods are transported on the Tennessee River each year. Commercial navigation makes it possible for east Tennessee to be a major distribution center for fertilizer, asphalt, and salt. learn more>
Many citizens fish the Tennessee River and its tributaries for fun, sport, or to provide food. The Tennessee River and its tributaries are national reknowned for all types of sport and recreational fishing. learn more>
Thousands of people enjoy the Tennessee River each year for boating of all kinds from sailboats, motorboats, bassboats to kayaks and canoes - the Tennessee River welcomes boaters and vessels of all shapes and sizes. learn more>