Fort Loudoun State Historic Park

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Park Closure Notice: Fort Loudoun State Historic Park will be closed the entire day of Monday November 20, 2017. This includes the hiking trails, fort, visitor center, Fort Loudoun Road, picnic areas, and boat dock. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. The Tellico Blockhouse State Historic Site and McGhee-Carson Wildlife Management Area will still be open to the public on that day. The park will re-open with normal hours Tuesday, November 21.  If you have any questions, please contact the park office. 


Boating - Coming Soon

Fort Loudoun State Historic Park sits on the bank of Tellico Lake, formed by the Little Tennessee and Tellico Rivers. Tellico Lake stretches 33 miles up the Little T and has 357 miles of shoreline, providing opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, and views of the Cherokee National Forest.

Coming Soon!!  Kayaks, Tandem Kayaks, SUPs and Kayak Launch!! Check back with us for arrival date.


Fort Loudoun is surrounded by Tellico Lake and is a good place for shorebirds, Osprey, and Bald Eagles. A varied landscape of forest and fields provide a diverse habitat for migratory birds. The fields are being converted to native grasses and provide an excellent habitat for “Bob White” Quail and other birds of open land.


Tellico Lake provides decent fishing for bass and catfish. Fishing is good from the bank and the large fishing pier on site.


Ridge Top Trail — 1.5 Miles — Natural Surface — moderate
Meadow loop — 3.3 Miles — Natural Surface — moderate
Lost Shoe Loop — 0.5 Miles — Natural Surface — moderate