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Watauga Riverbend Retreat

Fishing Retreat & Event Venue

Slow down, spend time with those who mean the most at Watauga Riverbend Retreat. Located in East Tennessee, near Johnson City, Watauga Riverbend is a rental lodge like no other with panoramic Watauga River views and footage and one of the finest accommodations in the Southeast.

This beautiful 6 bedroom, 6 full bath home has been fully restored to take advantage of one of the most sought-after streams in the southeast. Boasting beautiful hardwood flooring, a ton of windows for natural light, 5 fireplaces, extensive landscaping, covered decks and patios for entertaining. The main level has an open floor plan concept along with adjoining guest suite with 2nd kitchen and private entrance.

From weddings to weekend trout expeditions, Watauga Riverbend is a memory waiting to happen.

Trout Fishing On A Trophy Stream

Watauga Riverbend is located footsteps away from the Watauga River. With over 16 miles of trophy trout waters, this stream offers an exciting experience year round.

The river streams from the Wilbur Dam where cold water is generated from Watauga Lake – one of the cleanest lakes in the nation and the headwaters for the TVA. This highly oxygenated water provides striper and trout alike, with plenty of forage all surrounded with amazing views.

Whether you’re fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout or smallmouth bass, you’ll quickly fall in love with a stream that is estimated to have more than 4,000 fish per mile.

Trout Fishing at Riverbend Retreat


Watauga Riverbend is located on the banks of the Watauga River near Johnson City, Tennessee. Known as the Tri-Cities, this location in East Tennessee is nearby to some of the most amazing Southern landscapes, trout streams, mountain vistas and national attractions. There’s plenty of shopping, history, hiking, outdoor adventures, boating, biking and the world’s fastest half-mile is only 30 minutes away. And when it comes to tasty treats – this region has legendary barbecue, Southern-style cooking and some of the friendliest characters in the world.

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