This great lake has 10 square miles of surface area and 105 miles of shoreline.
You find the 20.6-mile-in-distance Watauga Reservoir to Boone Lake portion of Watauga nearby; this is a class I-II whitewater bit. This portion of Watauga is well suited for whitewater paddlers who haven't been whitewater kayaking and rafting for so long. A class IV-V(V+), 5-mile-from-start-to-finish whitewater stretch can be found on close by Doe River - Laurel Fork, the
Dennis Cove to Hampton segment. Only those proficient in whitewater kayaking or rafting should try to kayak this stretch of Doe River - Laurel Fork.