Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, against the banks of the Tennessee River, Knoxville serves as the perfect blend of southern hospitality and modern development. Rich in culture and natural beauty, the unique destinations in Knoxville reflect the diversity of this historic city and its charming people.
Fort Loudon Dam
Fort Loudon was the last dam built on the Tennessee River. Construction began in July 1940 and was completed in June 1944. The dam was constructed in three phases. Phase One was the lock and earthen dam on the south side of the river. The lock was constructed on Belle Island. Phase Two was the construction of the spillway. Phase Three was the construction of the Powerhouse. During the construction of the lock and earthen dam, all of the water was channeled through the main river channel. During the construction of the spillways, the water was channeled through the lock and remaining river channel. During the construction of the powerhouse, the water was diverted through the spillways and the lock.
Have you ever wanted to be apart of the Vol Navy? Well, here is your chance! Take one of the Freedom Boat Club vessels down to the football game, tailgate and head back!
Prater Flats is a popular place for the local boaters. It is located just across the river from Freedom Boat Club Knoxville and is known for its shallow/warm waters that attract fishermen from all over, along with the boaters just trying to throw an anchor and relax for the day. The ultimate redneck yachtclub spot.