Labor Day marks the unofficial end of lake season.
News 5 checked with local marinas and learned this year has been a unique one for business. With a wet, early spring and a dry, early summer conditions were perfect for boating from Memorial Day all the way through the Fourth of July.
"Right after Fourth of July, the rains really came, and they came hard, and they came often, and people just backed off. People don't come out here when it's raining as much, and so boating really backed off in the month of July and even the early part of August," said Dale Thomas, the owner of Laurel Marina on South Holston Lake.
We learned lake activity has picked back up the past few weeks, and overall this year has been a good one for the boating business, though it's not quite back to pre-recession levels.