The Watershed

Tellico Watershed MapWhat is a watershed?

A  watershed is all of the land that catches rain or snow and drains into a common stream, river or lake.

Tellico Reservoir Watershed

The Tellico watershed begins at the mouth of the Little Tennessee River, approximately 25 miles Southwest of Knoxville, and end 33 miles South, at the outlet of the Chilhowee Dam.

  • 656 square miles.
  • 15,600 acres of water surface
  • 357 miles of shoreline
  • 120,000 acre-feet of stored water
  • 141 campsites
  • 1 day use area
  • 12 boat launching ramps
  • 2 major rivers
  • 49 creeks

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