This nice lake has 76 miles of shoreline and 5 square miles of surface area. In this lake you can stumble on nice lake trout, bass, crappie, largemouth bass, perch, smallmouth bass, trout and walleye.
This lake is one of the great places here in the Great Smoky Mountains. The Grocery Store to Calderwood Lake Boat Launch segment is a pleasant 7.1-mile-in-distance type IV-V section of whitewater on Cheoah River. Only those expert in kayak paddling
should endeavor to raft this section of Cheoah River. The SR 1242 to US 129 portion has a length of 1.1 miles; you find this sweep of whitewater on Yellow Creek.