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Watauga Dam & Recreation Area

Watauga Dam Was Completed In Dec. 1948. At The Time Of Completion It Was The Highest Rock And Earth Filled Dam In The World. Watauga Dam Is 328 Ft. High And 1,000 Ft. Long. It Is 32 Ft. Thick At The Top And 1,260 Ft. Thick At The Bottom. The Recreation Area Offers A Boat Ramp, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking The Nature Trails, Kayaking, Picnic Area And Grills, Swimming, And Wildlife Viewing. Open Year-Round And Admission Is Free. For Further Information Call (423) 239-2000.