Tennessee River runs through Kentucky Lake
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  Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, provided of course, you can resist the temptation of it beckoning you
It begins near its eastern border with Georgia and then flows westward, before flowing northward back into Tennessee.
The largest lakes it traverses are Guntersville, Wheeler, Wilson and Pickwick.
As a Looper, if you are also an angler, sightseer or lover of history, you will want to take a side-trip along the full navigable
length of the Tennessee River, from Paducah to Chattanooga and Knoxville. (It is the Cumberland river that takes you to
This leg of your voyage is 215 miles. Pioneers (including Daniel Boone) referred to it as the Cherokee
River. Now, the Tennessee River is one of the most popular vacation spots in America. Its rich fascinating history includes
Cherokee Indians, early colonial pioneers, Revolutionary war heroes, and Civil War battles. Today, the Tennessee RIver
provides a magnificent variety of boat accessible concerts, festivals, museums, Historic Sites, Landmarks, resorts and
    It is also a great place to explore 'beyond the immediate horizon'. From Knoxville, you are just 1 hour's rental car drive
away from Gatlinburg and the highest Peak in the Great Smoky Mountains and National Park.
Cruising the Tenn-Tom - click next.

Marinas on the
Tennessee - Tombigbee
Mile 22

Green Turtle Bay
Mile 25

Pebble Isle Marina
Mile 96

Birdsong Marina
Mile 103.5

Cuba Landing Marina
Mile 115.5

Clifton Marina
Mile 158.5

Grand Harbor Marina
Mile 440.7

Aqua Yacht Harbor
Mile 448.7

Bay Springs Marina
Mile 412

Midway on the Tenn-

Aberdeen Marina
Mile 358.2

Columbus Marina
Mile 334.7

Pirate’s Marina Cove
Mile 307.4

Demopolis Yacht Basin
Mile 216.7

Bobby’s Fish Camp
Mile 118.9
(251) 754-9225

Eastern Shore Marine,
Near marker 72
Tennessee -Tombigbee
route.  Soon to be 29 with
the opening of a new
Marina in Paducah.

= must stop, see & do
Tennessee River
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The Tennessee River runs through Kentucky Lake.
This shows one magnificent reason to cruise the Great Loop by the seasons!
You will arrive here in the colorful peak of Fall.
      If and when we mention something more than twice, there's a good reason. This time we're going to
mention taking your time and cruising by the seasons. If you do, it will simply reward you with treasures untold,
and we're not one to bury our treasures - We share them.
    When you plan your voyage around the Loop, you should look beyond the immediate horizon. The
Tennessee River is one great example why. If you plan to cruise the Tennessee River to Chattanooga and
Knoxville, don't close your eyes to where you are. . .
    Fact is, at
Knoxville you are just 1 hour away from one of the top attractions in the United States. The
Great Smoky Mountains.
This is the location of Clingmans Dome which is 6,643-feet up in the clouds. It is
especially stunning in the Fall - right when you will be there!
    So, plan on cruising to Knoxville. When you get there, rent a car and within the hour you will find yourself in
Gatlinburg. Get yourself a room for two nights (at least two nights) at the
Quality Inn & Suites ($63.00 a
for a great room with a fireplace and large unlimited hot showers and baths!
    Take a stroll through downtown Gatlinburg, which is packed with exciting things to do and see as well
as wonderful restaurants, and take a drive up through the Smoky Mountain National Park to Clingmans Dome
before you leave. We guarantee, this is more than worth your time and money. In fact, since we discovered it,
we've made it one of our 'for sure' don't miss repeat stops on the Great Loop.     
     You are not crossing an ocean here. . .
So don't over look all the wonderful places
you will cruise to or so near, you may
never be so close again.
    It is all part of what makes cruising the
Great Loop so amazing!
    On the Tennessee River, I strongly
suggest you don't miss Chattanooga,
Knoxville, or Gatlinburg and drive through
the Great Smoky Mountains.