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Spring-City is a small town nestled in the rural Cumberland Mountains of Rhea County, Tennessee. Rhea County is not located along any major interstate, but it is easy to reach. And, once there, it's well worth the trip! From Chattanooga, if you take I-24 to Highway 27 North, the drive through Hamilton County to Rhea County is beautiful. This is mountain wilderness country, with lakes, forests, rock formations, gorges, springs and waterfalls. Spring City is home to Watts Bar Lake/Watts Bar Dam, which is a 39,000-acre lake with 771 miles of beautiful, rustic shoreline. The lake has superb fishing, and also has swimming and other water sports, boating, camping and hiking. The Spring City Boat Dock & Marina has pontoon and fishing boat rentals, a tackle and bait shop, camper hookups and a full service restaurant. The Stinging Fork Pocket Wilderness, located five miles northwest of Spring City, and Twin Rocks Nature Trail, located about one mile northwest of Spring City, both have hiking trails with unusual rock formations, deep gorges, forests and waterfalls. A short drive from Spring City takes you to The Cumberland Trail, Rock City and Lookout Mountain, Ruby Falls, The Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge and the Rugby Historic Center.

Surrounding areas: Watts Bar Lake, Tennessee (1.4 mi), Decatur, Tennessee (12.4 mi), Pikeville, Tennessee (19.1 mi), Crossville, Tennessee (20.1 mi), Fairfield Glade, Tennessee (21.5 mi), Sweetwater, Tennessee (23.1 mi), Fall Creek Falls, Tennessee (27.7 mi)

Spring City Vacation Rentals

Spring City Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Howard Johnson22500 Rhea City HwySpring City, TN (423) 365-9191
Americas Best Value Inn7875 Rhea Country HwyDayton, TN15.9 mi.(423) 775-9190
Best Western Dayton7835 Rhea County HwyDayton, TN15.9 mi.(423) 775-6560
Holiday Inn Express2650 Rhea County HwyDayton, TN15.9 mi.(423) 570-0080
Hampton Inn Athens1821 Holiday DrAthens, TN19.7 mi.(423) 745-2345
Holiday Inn Express1819 Holiday DrAthens, TN19.7 mi.(423) 649-0003
Comfort Suites2581 E First StCrossville, TN19.9 mi.(931) 707-8638
Super 82543 E First StCrossville, TN19.9 mi.(931) 707-7660
Best Western Leisure InnI-40 @ 127 North Exit 317Crossville, TN20.1 mi.(931) 484-1551
Inn At Thunder HollowRt 9 Sparta Hwy Hwy 70 SCrossville, TN20.1 mi.(931) 484-7190
La Quinta Inn4038 Hwy 127 NCrossville, TN20.1 mi.(931) 456-9338
Ramada Inn-crossville4083 Hwy 127 NCrossville, TN20.1 mi.(931) 484-7581
Americas Best Value Inn3380 N Main StCrossville, TN20.2 mi.(931) 484-9505
Villager Lodge714 Main StCrossville, TN20.2 mi.(931) 484-7561
Best Western Sweetwater Inn1421 Murrays Chapel RdSweetwater, TN20.3 mi.(423) 337-3541
Days Inn Of Athens2541 Decatur PikeAthens, TN20.7 mi.(423) 745-5800
Econo Lodge2620 Decatur PikeAthens, TN20.7 mi.(423) 744-8200
Holiday Inn Express1845 S Roane StHarriman, TN21.7 mi.(865) 882-5340
Holiday Inn Express1885 S Roane StHarriman, TN21.7 mi.(865) 295-0001
Holiday Inn Express560 Peavine RdCrossville, TN22.2 mi.(931) 707-1035
Travelodge115 County Rd 247Athens, TN22.9 mi.(423) 745-1212
Comfort Inn731 S Main StSweetwater, TN23.2 mi.(423) 337-6646
Best Value Sweetwater Hotel180 Hwy 68Sweetwater, TN23.4 mi.(423) 337-3511
Budget Host Inn207 Hwy 68Sweetwater, TN23.4 mi.(423) 337-9357
Comfort Inn249 Hwy 68Sweetwater, TN23.4 mi.(423) 337-3353
Days Inn229 Hwy 68Sweetwater, TN23.4 mi.(423) 337-4200
Quality Inn & Suites1116 Hwy 68Sweetwater, TN23.4 mi.(423) 337-4900
Comfort Inn905 N Kentucky StKingston, TN23.7 mi.(865) 376-4965
Family Inns Of AmericaI-40 At Gallaher RdKingston, TN23.9 mi.(865) 376-5573
Best Western SundancerI-40 & Hwy 27Harriman, TN24.3 mi.(865) 882-6200
Super 8 Motel1867 South Roang StHarriman, TN24.3 mi.(800) 800-8000
Days Inn495 Gallaher RdKingston, TN26.7 mi.(865) 376-2069
Country Inns & Suites12400 Us Hwy 72 NLoudon, TN29.9 mi.(865) 657-0050
Holiday Inn Express12400 Hwy 72 NLoudon, TN29.9 mi.(865) 458-5668
Bed & Breakfast
Bushrod Hall Bed & Breakfast422 Cumberland StHarriman, TN24.4 mi.(888) 880-8406

Spring City Weather & Climate

A mild climate with four seasons best describes the climate of southern Tennessee. Severe storms are infrequent in the state, being east of the center of tornado activity, south of most winter blizzard conditions, and too far inland to be affected by hurricanes. Hailstorms at a given location are observed 2 or 3 times a year. Thunderstorms are frequent in the warm season, and severe thunderstorms with damaging winds are experienced at scattered locations throughout the state each year. Summers are humid and fall is often the direst season. Winter in southeast Tennessee is generally mild and wet, and spring comes early to the state. Topography does have an affect on the general climate, and you can expect temperatures to be 10 - 20 degrees cooler on the mountaintops.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 45°F 25°F 5.75 in. -
February 50°F 26°F 4.90 in. -
March 59°F 34°F 6.12 in. -
April 69°F 42°F 4.58 in. -
May 76°F 51°F 5.62 in. -
June 83°F 60°F 5.15 in. -
July 87°F 64°F 5.53 in. -
August 85°F 62°F 4.27 in. -
September 80°F 56°F 3.93 in. -
October 70°F 43°F 3.49 in. -
November 58°F 34°F 5.17 in. -
December 48°F 27°F 5.73 in. -

Spring City Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Upper Cumberland Regional airport (SRB) located about 45 miles northwest of Spring City in Sparta, Tennessee, the Mc Ghee Tyson airport (TYS) located approximately 49 miles east of Spring City in Knoxville, Tennessee, Lovell Field (CHA) located roughly 49 miles southwest of Spring City in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Scott Municipal airport (SCX) located around 55 miles northeast of Spring City in Oneida, Tennessee, and finally the Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge airport (GKT) located about 75 miles east of Spring City in Sevierville, Tennessee.

Spring City Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Lake WinnepesaukahRossvilleGA54.3 mi.
DollywoodPigeon ForgeTN73.8 mi.
Rockin' RacewayPigeon ForgeTN73.8 mi.
NASCAR SpeedParkSeviervilleTN74.0 mi.
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC88.3 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC88.3 mi.
Water Parks
Nashville Shores Water ParkNashvilleTN112.4 mi.
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA114.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Dayton Golf & Country ClubEvensvilleTN10.2 mi.
Lakehaven Golf & Country ClubDecaturTN12.4 mi.
Rockwood Municipal Golf CourseRockwoodTN15.7 mi.
Fall Creek Falls State Park Golf CoursePikevilleTN18.8 mi.
Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain State ParkCrossvilleTN19.4 mi.
Deer Creek Golf ClubCrossvilleTN19.4 mi.
River Run Golf CourseCrossvilleTN19.4 mi.
Southwest Point Golf CourseKingstonTN21.4 mi.
Stonehenge Golf ClubFairfield GladeTN21.5 mi.
Ridgewood Golf ClubAthensTN23.1 mi.
White Oaks Golf CourseAthensTN23.1 mi.
Lakeside Golf CourseKingstonTN23.4 mi.
Emory Golf & Country ClubHarrimanTN24.2 mi.
Ski Areas
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC99.0 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC99.9 mi.
State Parks
Cumberland Mountain State ParkTN17.3 mi. 
Fall Creek Falls State ParkTN26.9 mi. 
Bone Cave State ParkTN38.4 mi. 
Harrison Bay State ParkTN38.7 mi. 
Sequoyah Birthplace MuseumVonoreTN35.6 mi.(History)
American Museum of Science and EnergyOak RidgeTN40.0 mi.(Science)
Farragut Folklife MuseumFarragutTN42.0 mi.(History)
National Knife MuseumChattanoogaTN51.1 mi.(Technology)
Tennessee Valley Railroad MuseumChattanoogaTN51.1 mi.(Technology)
Chattanooga Regional History MuseumChattanoogaTN51.1 mi.(History)
East Tennessee Discovery CenterKnoxvilleTN56.1 mi.(Science)
Ewing Gallery of Art & ArchitectureKnoxvilleTN56.1 mi.(Art)
Knoxville Museum of ArtKnoxvilleTN56.1 mi.(Art)
East Tennessee Historical Society MuseumKnoxvilleTN56.1 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Tennessee AquariumChattanoogaTN51.1 mi.
Warner Park ZooChattanoogaTN51.1 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN56.1 mi.

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