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Tellico Lake
Tellico Lake Near Yacht Club

Tellico Lake in Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains

Impounded in 1979, Tellico Lake is located about 30 miles southwest of Knoxville and conveniently located within minutes from Lenoir City and Maryville. The pure, blue waters back up into the narrow valleys of the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest. Excellent strings of bass and brown and rainbow trout are common. With 15,860 acres of surface area, Tellico Lake offers excellent opportunities for sail boating. Connected to Fort Loudon Lake and the mainstream of the Tennessee River by a canal, the potential for long distance cruising is unlimited. Serious boaters can access the Tennessee River and follow interlinked waterways to 21 states, cruise down to the Gulf of Mexico or up to the Great Lakes.

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It’s no wonder that Loudon County is touted as the Lakeway to the Smokies, with several lakes embracing and enhancing the county, including Fort Loudon, Tellico, Watts Bar, and Melton Hill. The community is a playground for water sports of all types. Lakeside parks and marinas give visitors the opportunity to fully enjoy the many waterfronts. Recreation areas are provided along the lake for boat launching. Picnic areas, overnight camping and marina facilities are also available.

Tellico Lake offers an abundance of fun and adventure to water lovers. Residents can enjoy swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, and sailing as well as pleasure boating. Fishing enthusiasts will delight in a wide variety of fresh-water fish available in Tellico Lake, including largemouth, smallmouth, crappie, bluegill, and trout.

Tellico Lake offers Largemouth, Smallmouth (best in April-May), Crappie (Late April-May, Oct.), Bluegill (June-Sept.), Trout (April-May) good at night.

Tellico Lake is a fairly new lake in the Tennessee River Valley. Tellico Dam was completed in the last decade, and all lakeside development is carefully regulated to maintain the beauty and purity of the environment.

Private, neighborhood and community docks and four connecting waterways provide property owners access to this wonderful natural amenity. The distant Smoky Mountains provide a stunning backdrop for several communities, including Tellico Village and Rarity Bay


Boat Docks on Tellico Lake


Fort Loudon Marina  

5200 City Park Drive # 101
Lenior City, TN 37772
(865) 986-5536

Rasar Landing and Campground

1180 Corntassel Road
Vonore, TN 37885
(423) 884-6378

Sequoyah Lake Tellico Resort and Marina

721 US-411
Vonore, TN 37885
(423) 884-2770

Tellico Marina

1000 Marina Harbor Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
(865) 856-6806

Tellico Village Yacht Club

100 Sequoyah Road
Loudon, TN 37774
(865) 458-4363