Tellico Lake 

Tellico Lake stretches 33 miles along the Little Tennessee River into the mountains of east Tennessee and is home to several large upscale lakefront communities, neighborhoods and marinas. The lake has 357 miles of shoreline and 15,560 acres of water surface. It is the perfect place to relax on the water (tnvacation.com).

The Tellico Dam was completed in 1979, creating a 15,560 acre lake. Swimming, boating, fishing, skiing, day use, and camping are allowed. Along the banks you will find the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum and the reconstruction of the original British Fort Loudoun. (visitmonroetn.com). 

5 Interesting Facts about Tellico Lake

1. Tellico Lake is part of a waterway that can take you anywhere in the world. 
Tellico Lake and Fort Loudoun lake are connected by a canal making it possible to enter the Little Tennessee river and boat to 21 states, the Gulf of Mexico or the Great Lakes. 

2. A Floater's Dream Located along the Tellico River arm of Tellico Lake, the Tellico Blueway is a dream come true for flatwater canoeists and kayakers. At 11 miles, the Blueway is long enough for an overnight float, but short enough to paddle in one day. Much of the designated route follows stump-filled waters that are too treacherous for large motorboats, but ideal for human-powered watercraft.

3. Hydropower & Flood Storage Reservoir Tellico Dam does not generate electricity; it diverts the river flow through a canal into the nearby Fort Loudoun Reservoir, adding 23 megawatts to the hydropower capacity at Fort Loudoun Dam. Tellico’s reservoir also provides 120,000 acres of flood storage above Chattanooga, formerly one of the most flood-prone cities in the nation.

4. Rich In History  When the lake was filled it flooded the area where 18th century British Fort Loudoun was. The fort was moved, raised 17 feet and reconstructed. Visitors to the lake can tour some of the reconstructed buildings.

5. The Lake That Almost Wasn't Construction on Tellico Dam began in 1967, but Tellico Lake or Reservoir wasn’t completed until 1979. In 1973 when the dam was substantially completed, David Etnier discovered snail darters, a small endangered fish, in the waters of the section of the Little Tennessee River affected by the dam. Under the protection of the Endangered Species Act, construction of the dam was halted. An amendment was passed, but the exemption was denied. After several more rejections, the exemption was passed by Congress and President Carter. Tellico Lake was filled in 1979. 

Lakeside Dining

Calhoun's Lenoir City
4550 City Park Dr. 
Lenoir City, TN 37772

This serene, dockside location sits on the edge of one of Tennessee’s largest marinas, just above Ft. Loudon Dam. A peaceful place for your next southern comfort meal, indoor seating offers a relaxing atmosphere and outdoor seating on our covered decks offer a beautiful view of Ft. Loudon Lake. Live entertainment plays on the deck on select nights (weather permitting).

Citico's Restaurant at Windriver 
2698 Oakum Court
Lenoir City, TN 37772
Inside the beautiful Lakeside Inn, nestled on the shore of Tellico Lake, awaits an elegant yet casual, Club dining experience. Reservation only dining for dinner and reservation or walk-in dining for lunch (seasonally). You will enjoy lakeside views from every table and dishes that will quickly become favorites. The talented team has crafted a delicious variety of dishes including appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, entrées and daily dessert specials. In addition, Citico’s enjoys an ever-evolving wine cellar to complement your dining experience.

Dockside Grill at Tellico Marina
1000 Marina Harbor Drive
Maryville, TN 37801

New in the 2023 Season this restaurant located at the beautiful Tellico Marina serves up appetizers, sandwiches, and wraps along with cold beer and smiles. The social media keeps you updated on specials and live entertainment schedules. 

The Bay Bistro at Rarity Bay
403 Rarity Bay Parkway
Vonore, TN 37885 

The Bay Bistro is open for Members of Rarity Bay Country Club!  Golfers may order from the bar during lunch hours during their round of golf.

The Mudpuppy Restaurant at Cherokee Outdoor Resort
721 Hwy 411
Vonore, TN 37885

Featuring an elevated, creative menu with exceptional service, The Mudpuppy is a family-appropriate, fun dining experience. Set on the banks of Tellico Lake, impromptu conversations with incredible views will enhance your dining experience. Whether on vacation or simply spending some time on the water, The Mudpuppy will satiate your desire for food, beverages, and fun.

The Yacht Club Restaurant at Tellico Village
100 Sequoyah Rd. Loudon, TN 

Under New Management / New Food Service Hours, Menus, Etc. Are Coming Soon 

Things To Do Near Tellico Lake

Boating - With vast amounts of lakeside parks, boat launches, and marinas Tellico Lake is a boat lovers dream. There are fourteen public boat ramps with no fees and three commerical boat ramps available to the public for a fee. There are around a dozen marinas and boat docks. The lake has 357 miles of shoreline and 15,560 acres of water surface. It is the perfect place to relax on the water. 

Golf Whether you're a beginner or you're a seasoned pro, Tellico Lake has numerous golf courses to choose from! Golfing around Tellico Lake is a true experience with some of the courses even featuring more difficult holes and challenges mixed with the beautiful East TN scenery and sightseeing opportunities. Tellico Village alone boasts three championship golf courses. Rarity Bay has a golf course covering 150 acres of rolling hills and beautiful views. WindRiver Golf Club was the first Audubon course in Tennessee and Tennessee National is often labeled as one of the best courses ever played. 

FishingFishing is a big sport on Tellico Lake with fifty-one different species of fish being found swimming in the pristine waters. Some of the most popular sport fish include large mouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, striped bass, bluegill, black crappie, white crappie, rainbow trout, and many more. 

Hiking - Enthusiastic hikers will discover stunning trails around Tellico Lake at Loudon Municipal Park, East Lakeshore Trail, and Fort Loudon State Park. Loudon Municipal Park features a scenic 50-mile nature walking trail. Fort Loudon State Park, a breathtaking 1,200-acre site, offers ample opportunities for hiking enjoyment. The East Lakeshore Trail, situated on the eastern side of Tellico Lake, stretches approximately 14 miles from Rarity Pointe south to Coytee.

Golf Courses

Living On Tellico Lake

There are many great places to live on and around Tellico Lake. Below listed are some notable neighborhoods as well as all lakefront homes for sale on Tellico Lake. 

Notable Neighborhoods

Foothills Pointe | Harbour Place | Kahite | Legacy Shores | Rarity Bay | Tellico Harbour | Tellico Village | Thunder Pointe | Toqua | WindRiver

Lakefront Homes For Sale on Tellico Lake20 Properties

Address Beds Baths Sq.Ft. Price(%Chng) $/Sq.Ft. On Site
1520 Sequoia Dr Maryville,  TN 37801 1520 Sequoia Dr
Maryville, TN 37801
3 4 2,845 $875,000 $307.56 1 day
343 Golanvyi Tr Vonore,  TN 37885 343 Golanvyi Tr
Vonore, TN 37885
4 3 3,082 $1,175,000 $381.25 2 days
231 Chuniloti Way Loudon,  TN 37774 231 Chuniloti Way
Loudon, TN 37774
4 5 3,144 $839,900 $267.14 8 days
212 Tuscarora Ln Loudon,  TN 37774 212 Tuscarora Ln
Loudon, TN 37774
4 7 7,317 $3,400,000 $464.67 19 days
319 Falcon Tr Vonore,  TN 37885 319 Falcon Tr
Vonore, TN 37885
4 3 3,519 $1,499,000 $425.97 35 days
123 Indian Shadows Dr Maryville,  TN 37801 123 Indian Shadows Dr
Maryville, TN 37801
4 5 3,900 $1,649,999 -9.6% $423.08 44 days
223 Sequoyah Rd Loudon,  TN 37774 223 Sequoyah Rd
Loudon, TN 37774
5 6 6,366 $2,850,000 $447.69 57 days
124 Shiners Bluff Dr Madisonville,  TN 37354 124 Shiners Bluff Dr
Madisonville, TN 37354
4 5 5,852 $1,975,000 -9.2% $337.49 70 days
145 Citico Rd Vonore,  TN 37885 145 Citico Rd
Vonore, TN 37885
5 3 3,000 $1,250,000 -16.7% $416.67 73 days
138 Inagehi Way Loudon,  TN 37774 138 Inagehi Way
Loudon, TN 37774
3 3 3,968 $1,650,000 -4.3% $415.83 73 days
18128 Lighthouse Pointe Dr Lenoir City,  TN 37772 18128 Lighthouse Pointe Dr
Lenoir City, TN 37772
5 4 5,162 $2,790,000 -6.7% $540.49 88 days
122 Noya Place Loudon,  TN 37774 122 Noya Place
Loudon, TN 37774
3 3 3,096 $936,000 -6.3% $302.33 101 days
599 Beacon Ct Lenoir City,  TN 37772 599 Beacon Ct
Lenoir City, TN 37772
4 7 7,351 $3,985,000 $542.10 103 days
1481 Halyard Rd Lenoir City,  TN 37772 1481 Halyard Rd
Lenoir City, TN 37772
5 6 7,187 $3,000,000 -9.1% $417.42 129 days
180 Edgewater Way Lenoir City,  TN 37772 180 Edgewater Way
Lenoir City, TN 37772
4 4 4,650 $2,650,000 $569.89 134 days
2349 Culverts Cove Maryville,  TN 37801 2349 Culverts Cove
Maryville, TN 37801
3 3 3,504 $1,239,900 -0.8% $353.85 174 days
4103 Timber Wood Rd Maryville,  TN 37801 4103 Timber Wood Rd
Maryville, TN 37801
5 3 3,736 $809,500 $216.68 287 days
280 Bay Pointe Rd Vonore,  TN 37885 280 Bay Pointe Rd
Vonore, TN 37885
6 7 8,570 $4,600,000 -11.5% $536.76 288 days
170 Thunder Rd Vonore,  TN 37885 170 Thunder Rd
Vonore, TN 37885
6 9 7,900 $2,499,000 -28.5% $316.33 352 days
350 Cormorant Dr Vonore,  TN 37885 350 Cormorant Dr
Vonore, TN 37885
5 5 6,775 $1,999,000 -21.3% $295.06 444 days
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