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1075 Highway 321 North
Lenoir City, TN 37771
Loudon County’s central location offers countless opportunities for recreational enjoyments. Whether you prefer a more passive or more active lifestyle, there is certainly something for you to do in Loudon County and the East Tennessee region. There are two parks and recreation departments within the county, Lenoir City Parks and Recreation and Loudon Parks and Recreation, both offering activities, classes and sports-related activities for all ages.
It's no wonder Loudon County is touted as the Lakeway to the Smokies, with several lakes and rivers which transverse the county including Fort Loudoun, Tellico, Watts Bar and Melton Hill Lakes and the Tennessee and Clinch Rivers. With over 18.43 square miles of shore line you can either appreciate the assets of our lakes by living directly on it or by taking advantage of the numerous marinas and docks. All types of water sport activities abound in Loudon County from fishing, swimming, skiing, and wakeboarding to just taking a relaxing ride on the water. For local marina information, please visit Ft. Loudoun Marina.
WindRiver Harbor & Marina
WindRiver Harbor & Marina is a private harbor and marina which enjoys the incredible natural beauty of the Tellico Lake, part of the Little Tennessee River system which is fed from the clear streams of the Smoky Mountains and flows southwest to the Gulf of Mexico. The marina currently has 77 slips, golf access and preferred leasing available to residents and property owners, and leasing opportunities for the public as well. Visit us at www.WindRiverLiving.com/marina.
Whether you are a novice or more advanced player, Loudon County’s seven golf courses are designed to meet any golfer’s skill level. With signature courses designed by Greg Norman, Bob Cupp, Joe Lee, D.J. DeVictor and Ault, Clark and Associates, you will experience the beauty and challenges that surround each course. Included in this prestigious array of courses include:
A Greg Norman designed course that has 13 man-made lakes and stacked sod bunkers. This 18-hole, 72 par course with 7,400 yards with multiple tee boxes uses A-1 Bent grass greens and Aussie green Bermuda fairs and tees. Five holes play to or away from the water.
Rarity Bay Golf Club
A Par 72, 18-hole course designed by D.J. DeVictor with mountain and lake views on 150 acres.
A part of the Tellico Village Community, this course was constructed in 1987 by Ault, Clark and Associates and features par 72 with 4 tees ranging from 6,900 yards to 5,230 yards. Holes 3, 14 and 15 are located on the lake.
A part of the Tellico Village Community, this course was constructed in 1996 by Ault, Clark and Associates and features holes 1, 17 & 18 that play over water with four sets of tees that play from 6,731 yards to 5,044 yards.
Links at Kahite
The newest Tellico Village Community course was constructed in 2002 and features 93 sand bunkers on this 7,100 yd style links course. The 9th hole is an 808 yd par 6.
Landmark Golf Club at Avalon
Designed by Joseph Lee this 18 hole, par-72 course offers tees ranging from just under 5,000 yards to 6,800 yards. The terrain is gently rolling with its fair share of sand traps and water hazards which prove challenging, fair, and fun for players of all skill levels.
WindRiver Golf Course
The WindRiver Golf Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus protege Bob Cupp, boasts lake and mountain views, a modern layout, undulating greens, and five sets of tees for every calibur of golfer. Call the Pro Shop at 865-988-0370 to book your tee time, group outing or corporate event today. Online at www.WindRiverGolfer.com.
Fishing is a favorite pastime in Loudon County. From competitive bass tournaments to dads and sons wetting their hooks down by the Lenoir City Park, residents and visitors take advantage of thousands of acres of lakes and streams in our beautiful county. Fishing and Hunting Licenses are available at most bait and sports shops, and from the County Clerk at the Courthouse in Loudon. Click on these links to get current fishing conditions and information on fishing in our area.
Whether you enjoy a more passive walk or a challenging hike, there are many walkways and trails in the area to fulfill your desires. There are miles of paved and nature walking trails throughout the county. More challenging hikes are just down the road in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Cherokee National Forest, and Mt. Pisgah National Forest. Visit the Tennessee State Parks website to find a hike near Loudon County
The University of Tennessee Athletics
A member of the NCAA and Southeastern Conference, the University of Tennessee (UT) Athletics Department manages 20 varsity sports programs including championship football and basketball programs. If you are a football enthusiast, each fall over 100,000 fans emerge on Neyland Stadium, home to the UT Volunteers championship football team, to cheer the team to victory. Basketball fans can enjoy the excitement of men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl and ladies’ basketball coach Pat Head Summit as they lead their teams to successful wins over some of the most challenging teams in the Southeast Conference. Thompson- Boling Arena is the home court for the basketball programs and is the largest on-campus, single-sport arena in the country. For game schedules and a more detailed look at all UT sports, please visit www.utsports.com.
Tennessee Smokies Baseball
The Tennessee Smokies are a Minor League Baseball team based in the Knoxville, Tennessee metropolitan area. The team, which plays in the Southern League, is the Double-A affiliate of Major League Baseballs’ Chicago Cubs. Smokies Park, the team's ballpark is located near Sevierville, Tennessee about 30 miles from Loudon County and seats up to 8,000 fans.