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Experience a True Tennessee Adventure

Leave the hustle and bustle behing when you take the road less traveled on your next East Tennessee vacation.

Why the Lakeside of the Smokies?

Just down the road from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, & Knoxville


The Smokies Original Waterpark with Two Lakes: Cherokee and Douglas


In the Moutains but Out of the Traffic


Fun for All Year-Round

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How do I get more information about visiting Jefferson County?

So, you’re interested in visiting us? We’re excited to have you!

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Request a vacation kit that’s chock full of information about what to do and where to go during your East Tennessee vacation! Request a vacation kit.

Where can I find information about area accommodations?

Whether you are visiting for a tournament or festival, a getaway to the lake, visiting your favorite Carson-Newman University student or taking a family vacation, engulf yourself in the beauty of East Tennessee’s lakes and mountains during your stay in Jefferson County.  Our historic towns boast bed and breakfasts, hotels, lakeside cabins, RV parks, and campgrounds. Just minutes from Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge, come stay in the Lakeside of the Smokies!

What kind of events do you have?

Jefferson County has a myraid of events year-round. From fishing tournaments to our annual hot air balloon festival to cultural and heritage events, there’s always something happening in the Lakeside of the Smokies!

Learn more about our events.

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