Watauga Lake, a short scenic 20-minute drive from RedTail Mountain Resort, is the perfect spot to enjoy the water with family and friends. Aptly named, "Watauga" translates to 'beautiful waters' in Native American. Ranked as one of the cleanest lakes in America, Watauga Lake is arguably the most scenic lake in the Tennessee River Watershed.
Anglers marvel at the crystal waters and delight in the many species of game fish including rainbow and brown trout, walleye, smallmouth and largemouth Bass. A full array of recreational activities awaits you at Watauga Lake including fishing, boating, swimming, water sports, hiking, and horseback riding.
Currently, under development, RedTail is pleased to offer waterfront privileges to our members and guests at our own RedTail Mountain Resort lake property complete with beach & boat launching facilities. If you enjoy boating, bring your boat with you to RedTail and enjoy the water while you are here.
Other Local Attractions
Please check the following links for events in the RedTail Mountain region.
Blowing Rock North Carolina Events Calendar
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
Performing Arts Series - Appalachian State University
High Country Host