Fort Loudoun State Historic Area and Sequoyah Birthplace Museum share an island that was created by the damming of the Little Tennessee River. The lake is approximately 15,000 acres in surface area.
There are a number of boat ramps and marinas servicing the Tellico Lake area. A simple docking facility can be found 150 yards west of the visitor center.
There are many opportunities for anglers by bank or by boat. Located in the picnic area visitors will find a handicap accessible fishing pier large enough to hold many anglers. Resident and nonresident juveniles under age 13 need no license. There is no special permit required for fishing other than a valid TN Fishing License. Licenses may be purchased from most county clerks, sporting good stores, hardware stores, local gas stations and TWRA offices.