Fort Loudoun State Historic Park



Kayaks and standup paddle boards (SUPs) are available every day with the exception of garrison weekends and special events. Paddles and life jackets are provided. To rent, stop by the visitor center. You can also bring your own. A kayak launch is attached to the boat dock.

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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

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


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 quail and other birds of open land.