Fort Loudoun State Park is the location of one of the earliest British fortifications on the western frontier, built in 1756. Nearby were the principal towns of the Cherokee Nation including Tenase, namesake of our state, and Tuskegee, birthplace of the genius Sequoyah, commemorated by the Cherokee Nation’s Museum. Today the fort and the 1794 Tellico Blockhouse overlook TVA’s Tellico Reservoir and the Appalachian Mountains. Reconstruction of an early British fortification on the western frontier. The interpretive center offers information and artifacts.
All types of boats are allowed on the lake. Two boat docks border the park and are available to the general public. One dock is located on the main park and the other at the Tellico Blockhouse. Skiing, fishing, and touring are very popular boating activities in the area. Much of the park’s 1,200-acres lie on an island on Tellico Lake. There are many opportunities for anglers by bank or by boat. While the park has no boat ramp there are several outside the park boundaries. There is a dock for tying boats and a fishing pier large enough to hold many anglers.
Trails are connecting at the park and may be hiked separately or together. Combined, they cover approximately 5 miles. These trails are not difficult at a reasonable pace and they offer many opportunities for wildlife viewing. Hiking for the less adventuresome can be provided through the use of asphalt trails meandering through the picnic areas.
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