The dam is 122 feet high and stretches 4,190 feet across the Tennessee River. The reservoir has created 379 miles of shoreline. The dam operates a 30 X 360 foot lock that raises boats 70 feet and transfers them from Fort Loudoun Lake to Watts Barr Lake and vice versa. The bridge crossing the dam is named J. Carmichael Greer and it connects Lamar Alexander Parkway to Interstate 40 & 75 to the north and Maryville and the Great Smokey Mountains National Park to the south.
Fort Loudoun Dam Today
Today Fort Loudoun Dam is very popular with local anglers and tourists. Many visitors enjoy a picnic or taking a hike around the area. It's also great place to catch some of the largest bass stripers in East Tennessee. See fishing video below.
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