Watauga Lake, TN

Call Us at 423-737-2444


Welcome to Carefree Boat Club! Thank you for choosing to visit our site and learn more about boating the carefree way. Carefree Boat Club is your alternative to buying a boat.

Carefree Boat Club strives to provide our customers an affordable boating experience that is fun, easy, safe and hassle free through professional boat safety training, quality maintenance, excellent customer service, and unsurpassed industry knowledge.

Learn how to become a member:
Call 423-737-2444
Contact our membership director (using the form at right) to schedule a tour

About this club

Lakeshore Marina and Resort on Watauga Lake, Tennessee.

Watauga Lake is located 40 minutes from Boone, North Carolina and 30 minutes from the Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol Tennessee off Highway 321. The drive alone through the mountains is worth the trip!

Location in reference to body of water

Watauga Lake

Watauga Lake is one of the largest and cleanest lakes in the country! It has over 17 miles long and 105 miles of shoreline. Fishing on Watuaga is excellent with a wide variety fish to catch.

Marina amenities

Lakeshore Resort on beautiful Watauga Lake in Northeast Tennessee offers a full service marina, boat rentals, cabin rentals, motel units and the Captain’s Table restaurant – ALL of which offer breathtaking views of one of the country’s most scenic lakes.

Lakeshore Marina is a full-service facility easily accessible from US Highway 321.

Enjoy fishing in the clean waters of Watauga Lake, or treat yourself to a memorable picturesque ride in one of our rental ski or pontoon boats. We also offer complete mooring service, live bait, dry docking and licenses can be purchased on site.

Watauga Lake allows visitors to slow down and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Cherokee National Forest and Appalachian Mountains of Northeastern Tennessee.

Come to Lakeshore Resort & Marina for all your aquatic needs. Rent ski boats, pontoons and ski equipment for a reasonable price, then head out on the water for a fun-filled day.

If you’re hungry after a long day on the water, pull up a chair at the Captain’s Table, Lakeshore Resort & Marina’s restaurant with a breathtaking view of the lake. Carefree Boat Club members enjoy 15% off their meal.

The Captain’s Table specializes in seafood and also serves tasty steaks, chicken and specials of the day such as crab cakes, seafood platters, and fresh fried oysters.

What is there to do from this marina

Swimming Pool, Fishing, Great Food, Cleanest Lake in the Country, 95% National Forest, 15 Miles from end to end!

What type of boats members have access to

Manitou Pontoons and Chaparral Ski Boats from 22 to 27 Feet! We only have the best!

  • Chaparral 246 SSi 300 HP
  • Manitou 23 X-Plode 250SHP
  • Manitou Aurora 23 RF
  • Manitou Aurora 23 w/ 150 HP
  • Manitou Oasis 250HP