Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir

Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir Land Management Plan

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

Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir is one of seven tributary reservoirs included in the Northeastern Tributary RLMP project, which was approved by the TVA Board of Directors in June 2010.

Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir is an impoundment of the South Fork Holston River formed by Fort Patrick Henry Dam, which is located at South Fork Holston River mile 8.2. Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir is situated in Sullivan County in east Tennessee.

Fort Patrick Henry is stocked annually with rainbow trout. The cool water and good levels of dissolved oxygen create an ideal habitat. The lake is also popular for hooking bluegill, bass and crappie. There is a visitor center on site to tell you more about the history of Fort Patrick Henry and TVA and about TVA’s current activities.


The scope of the Fort Patrick Henry RLMP is 283 acres of the 4,932 total acres of TVA public land in the Northeastern Tributary RLMP. The Fort Patrick Henry RLMP contains a regional overview, information about the environment around the reservoir and descriptions of each parcel of land. Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir property is divided into 37 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 Patrick Henry 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 Patrick Henry Reservoir has been allocated for certain land uses as summarized in the table below.

Allocation Designation*


Zone 2

Project Operations


Zone 3

Sensitive Resource Management


Zone 4

Natural Resource Conservation


Zone 5



Zone 6

Developed Recreation


Zone 7

Shoreline Access




*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.

Northeastern Tributary Reservoirs Environmental Review

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.