Tennessee's Dale Hollow Lake Named Number 1 For Houseboating In North America

Monday, December 17, 2012 - by Amanda Stravinsky

Tennessee’s Dale Hollow Lake was named Number One in the “Top 10 Best Houseboating Lakes in North America” list by Pick A Slip. Norris Lake in Clinton took the Number Eight spot.

Dale Hollow Lake is “a big social party”, according to Pick A Slip, thanks to the many mariners that offer houseboat rentals. Covering 27,700 acres of water and 24,842 acres of land, its coves and crystal-clear water are a haven for skiers and wake boarders. The lake also holds the world record for smallmouth bass.

Norris Lake, in Clinton, Tn., is a “beautiful reservoir in East Tennessee” with caves, cliff base jumps and rope swings. Situated on 34,000 acres with 800 miles of shoreline and two marinas, Norris Lake offers not only fishing and boating but camping, horseback riding and trail hiking.

For the full article, visit www.pickaslip.com/top-ten-best-houseboating-lakes-in-north-america.

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