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

Tellico Dam and Lake

Tellico Reservoir was planned as an extension of nearby Fort Loudoun Reservoir.

Tellico Dam serves to divert water through a short canal into Fort Loudoun, linking the two reservoirs in their joint functions of flood damage reduction, power production, and improved navigation.

Facts about Tellico Dam and Lake

  • Construction of Tellico Dam began in 1967 and was completed in 1979.
  • The dam is 129 feet high and reaches 3,238 feet across the Little Tennessee River.
  • Tellico Reservoir stretches 33 miles along the Little Tennessee River into the mountains of east Tennessee.
  • The reservoir provides 357 miles of shoreline and 15,560 acres of water surface for recreation activities.
  • Tellico has a flood-storage capacity of 120,000 acre-feet.
  • Water from Tellico helps drive the four generating units at Fort Loudoun Dam.

Phone: 865-986-3737
Fort Loudoun Lake Recreation

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