Boating on Tellico Lake
Nested in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Tellico Lake covers approximately 16,000 acres with 15,860 acres of surface water, 373 miles of shoreline and the watershed is 2,627 square miles. People enjoy boating, sailing, canoeing, water sports and fishing here on Tellico Lake. People enjoy the vast amount of lakeside parks, boat launches, marinas, restaurants and campsites.
Tellico Lake is conveniently located just miles from Lenoir City and Maryville and 30 minutes from Knoxville. Tellico Reservoir was planned as an extension of nearby Fort Loudoun Reservoir and the Tellico Dam does not generate power. Tellico Dam serves to divert water through a short canal into Fort Loudon linking the two reservoirs in their functions of flood reduction and navigation. The canal allows barges to enter the Little Tennessee River without a lock. Tellico Lake reservoir offers excellent trout and bass fishing.