Watauga Lakeshore Resort & Marina has been in business since 1961 under the direction of Ted and Betty Tipton. The enterprise includes a full-service marina with boat storage and rentals, the Captain’s Table Restaurant, and lakefront lodging. At least ten family members are actively involved in the daily operations and supervision of the business.
Watauga Lake, the third-cleanest lake in America, beckons water enthusiasts to East Tennessee. Created in 1942 by the Tennessee Valley Authority, the 6,430 acre lake is 17 miles long with about 110 miles of shoreline. Lakeshore Marina is a full-service facility, easily accessible from U.S. Highway 321 in Hampton. The marina can moor up to 450 boats with separate slips for houseboats, sailboats, and runabouts. A well-stocked marine store offers a variety of boating equipment and accessories, live bait, fishing licenses, snacks and beverages. Lakeshore Marina has factory-trained mechanics, in the service department, for boat and motor repairs. In addition, the marina has a fleet of pontoon and speedboats available for rental.
The Captain’s Table Restaurant specializes in steaks and seafood but also serves tasty chicken and pasta dishes. A children’s menu is available along with weekend specials. The breathtaking view of Watauga Lake is coupled with a relaxed atmosphere of mountain tranquility. You may enjoy this view indoors through the large glass windows or outdoors on our spacious deck. The restaurant is open March through October with seasonal hours.
Watauga Lakeshore Resort’s rental properties include one, two, & three bedroom cabins and also motel units. These units have views of the lake and the surrounding Appalachian Mountains. Amenities include TVs, air conditioning, private balconies, and a private 50 foot pool. The resort is a popular destination for many tourists seeking a quiet getaway in a peaceful setting. The business is located convenient to the Tri-Cities area of Bristol, Kingsport, and Johnson City and also the surrounding Western North Carolina cities of Boone, Blowing Rock, and Asheville.