Tellico Lake

Tellico Village sits on 4,800 breathtaking acres along the shore of Tellico Lake.

It is 33 miles long with 357 miles of shoreline and a reputation as being one of the cleanest lakes in East Tennessee.

With the Smoky Mountains as its backdrop, this large lake, which is part of the 41,000 square miles of the Tennessee River System, is one of the most spectacularly beautiful and personally usable bodies of water in the southeast. It accommodates all water sports and is a perfect spot for a new retirement home.

Daytime view of Tellico Lake
Boating on Tellico Lake


Recently, Boating magazine voted the Knoxville area as one of their 10 Best Places to Live and Boat, stating that “Tellico Lake… became the place to live ever since nationally known Tellico Village opened”…

From kayaks to cruisers, Tellico Lake has unlimited boating opportunities. Tellico Village residents enjoy miles of pristine water for their boating pleasure.  More adventurous boaters can access the famous Great Loop from Tellico Lake and the Tennessee River.

18. You can go bass fishing anytime they're biting


Tellico Lake is a nationally recognized destination for year-round fishing.  Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappy, walleye and sauger are all plentiful. Tellico Lake hosts several national bass fishing tournaments, and throughout the year, fishermen dot the landscape from sunrise to sunset.

Paddle boarding at Tellico Village

Water Sports

From early May to late September, residents enjoy Tellico Lake for swimming, water skiing, tubing, paddle boarding and just having fun.  The clean water of Tellico Lake makes it a water wonderland for multi-generational family activities.

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