Fort Loudoun Reservoir

Fort Loudoun Reservoir Land Management Plan

Reservoir Land Management Plans (RLMPs) effectively guide land use approvals, private water usefacility permitting and resource management decisions on TVA-managed public land.

Fort Loudoun Reservoir is one of eight reservoirs included in the Multiple RLMPs project, which was approved by the TVA Board of Directors on August 23, 2017.

Fort Loudoun Reservoir is an impoundment of the Tennessee River formed by Fort Loudoun Dam, which is located at Tennessee River mile 602.3. Fort Loudoun Reservoir is situated in Blount, Knox and Loudon counties in east Tennessee.

Fort Loudoun is a popular recreation destination, known for bass fishing, boating and birdwatching. The tailwater area immediately below the dam is an excellent sire for viewing bald eagles and a variety of waterbirds, including herons, gulls and osprey.


The scope of the Fort Loudoun Reservoir Land Management Plan (RLMP) is the 1,513.3 acres of TVA public land. The Fort Loudoun RLMP contains a regional overview, information about the environment around the reservoir and descriptions of each parcel of land. The reservoir property is divided into parcels, and each parcel is assigned a single land use allocation zone. Descriptions of the allowable land uses within each land planning zone are available here.

Fort Loudoun Reservoir Land Management Plan


Individual parcel allocations can be examined on the maps below:

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Land Allocation Acreage

TVA land around Fort Loudoun Reservoir has been allocated for certain land uses as summarized in the table below.

Allocation Designation* Acreage
Zone 2Project Operations454.2
Zone 3Sensitive Resource Management59.6
Zone 4Natural Resource Conservation317.4
Zone 5Industrial33.5
Zone 6Developed Recreation590.8
Zone 7Shoreline Access57.8

*Zone 1 is Non-TVA Shoreland with TVA land rights and does not change as a result of the lands planning process.

Environmental Review

TVA’s land planning methodology incorporates the environmental review process established under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA requires federal agencies to consider the effects of their proposed projects on the human and natural environment before final decisions are made.

Final Environmental Impact Statement

It is important to note that RLMPs are programmatic plans that designate potential allowable land uses as defined in the land use zone definitions and do not involve specific land actions. TVA would complete an appropriate site-specific environmental review prior to proposed development or activity on TVA public land.