Loudon County Visitors Bureau
1075 Highway 321 North
Lenoir City, TN 37771
FAX: (865)458-1206

Hours of Operation:(Year Round) Monday through Saturday 9 A.M. until 5 P.M.Closed on Sunday

Fort Loudoun Lake


Fort Loudoun Reservoir, located on the Tennessee River at Knoxville, is the uppermost in the chain of nine TVA reservoirs that form a continuous navigable channel from there to Paducah, Kentucky, 652 miles away.

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Facts about Fort Loudoun

  • Construction of Fort Loudoun Dam began in 1940 and was completed in 1943.
  • The dam is 122 feet high and stretches 4,190 feet across the Tennessee River.
  • Fort Loudoun Reservoir has 379 miles of shoreline and 14,600 acres of water surface. It has a flood-storage capacity of 111,000 acre-feet.
  • To maintain the water depth required for navigation, Fort Loudoun Reservoir is kept at a minimum winter elevation of 807 feet. The typical summer operating elevation is between 812 and 813 feet.
  • The 60- by 360-foot lock at Fort Loudoun raises and lowers river craft about 70 feet between the reservoir and Watts Bar Reservoir.
  • The hydroelectric plant at Fort Loudoun consists of four generating units.

Phone: 865-986-3737
Fort Loudoun Lake Recreation

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