Services & Amenities

Cove Ridge Marina is known for providing an excellent array of services and a family-friendly environment. Whatever your need, our staff will go the extra mile to get it done.

The Cove Ridge Marina Grill

Gary Hicks of Sycamore Restaurant in Elizabethton first brought his never-frozen burgers to Cove Ridge marina in 2008. Gary’s returning for another year and this season, he’s bringing ice cream with him. On those hot summer days, stop in for hand-scooped Mayfield Ice Cream, sundaes, milkshakes, cones, and banana splits.

Hours of Operation:

Saturday 11am – Marina’s close
Sunday 11am – Marina’s close

Open Memorial Day, July 3 & 4, and Labor Day

Call ahead: 423.768.3741

Atmosphere and Amenities

Cove Ridge Marina has been awarded the Tennessee Valley Clean Marina award for the past 8 years running. The marina provides a family atmosphere, abundance of open mountain acreage, walking/biking trail that surrounds the entire property, horseshoes, volleyball, basketball, a children’s playground, beach with chairs and umbrellas overlooking the swimming lagoon, gazebo, picnic area, fire pit, as well as a shoreline courtesy dock for easy loading and unloading.


Our completely renovated campsites features gorgeous lakefront pads complete with gated security access and full utility access. Just a few pads remain. Please contact the marina for details.

Watercraft Storage

Cove Ridge Marina has excellent facilities for storage of your ski-boat, pontoon, sailboat, cabin-cruiser or jet-ski. Walkways to all of our boat slips are lighted. In addition, our covered slips are equipped with water and electrical service.

Open and Covered Slips

Cove Ridge Marina features both open and covered slips. These slips are well-constructed and stable, ensuring easy access to your boat. Our slips are also in the water year-round, so if you enjoy winter fishing or we happen to have an unseasonably warm day, your boat is available.

Personal Watercraft Slips

Seeing the beauty of Watauga Lake on a personal watercraft is great fun. Keeping a slip at Cove Ridge provides you a convenient storage location as well as a “home base” so you can get back to land, stretch your legs, get some food and take a break on the grounds of the marina.

Secured Boat and Trailer Storage

Your boat and trailer are valuable assets. Our fenced storage area provides added security to protect these investments.

Dry Boat Storage

Dry storage provides the greatest protection for your boat when it’s not in use. Utilizing our on-site dry storage facility, you can get the best of both worlds. When you’re ready to use the boat, simply call ahead, and we’ll have it in the water and waiting when you arrive. When you’re finished, we’ll move the boat back to the dry storage facility.

Dry Personal Watercraft Storage

During the personal watercraft “off-season”, we can store your watercraft on-site in our dry storage facility. Providing added protection and security, this storage method will help you get the most out of your personal watercraft season after season.

Boat Shrink-wrap Services

If dry storage for winter is not an option for you, consider our boat shrink-wrap service. By completely wrapping the watercraft in heavy plastic, the boat’s interior is protected from the elements.

Boat Servicing, Winterizing and De-Winterizing

Proper maintenance and care will extend the life of your boat. Cove Ridge Marina has a service technician on-site and available to perform affordable service and maintenance work on your boat as needed. These services include oil changes, plugs, props, fluids, lower units, cleaning the interior and hull, as well as winterizing and de-winterizing.


Cove Ridge Marina has an expansive parking area. This area, which is separate from the secured storage facility for boats and trailers, is gated to provide added security for your vehicle. In addition, it is flat for easy access to and from your vehicle as well as easy unloading of any items you may be taking to your boat.


Two restrooms and one shower facility are located on-site for our members.

Boating Supplies

Key supplies are available for purchase at the marina. We currently keep an inventory of fuel, batteries and oil. In addition, you can purchase Cove Ridge merchandise at the marina.