Respect Private Property
The East Lakeshore Trail is located on TVA property but in many locations it runs adjacent to private property. The trail is well marked and it is important to stay on the trail at all times and not wander onto privately owned property. Lawns and driveways are there for the landowners and not for shortcuts or alternate routes. Please respect private property the same as you expect people to respect yours.
Published 7/22/20 in The Connection
Published 7/1/20 in The Connection
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Published May 2020 in The Connection
published 4/15/20 in The Connection
published in Mountain View
published 3/11/20 in The Connection
published 2/19/20 in The Connection
WATeR: To protect the water quality of our lake published 2/5/2020 in The Connection
Firewater Ultra races East Lakeshore Trail.
91 runners race up to 100K, up and back, about 62 miles.
Volunteers cleanup the lake shoreline every spring. Our journey began in 2002 with 250 dedicated volunteers who removed 4-tons of trash in our effort to improve and protect the areas in and around the Tellico Watershed.
In 2019 we removed 13.28 tons of trash and debris. Over 350 people participated,.
East Lake Shore Trail
The purpose of the East Lakeshore Trail project is to provide a recreational and educational hiking experience along a portion of the east shoreline of Tellico Lake. It is the product of a successful partnership between WATeR and the Tennessee Valley Authority and has been designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Recreation Trail. The trail is open all year.
What is WATeR???
The Watershed Association of the Tellico Reservoir (WATeR) supports policies and projects that protect and improve the environment in and around Tellico Reservoir. WATeR strives to maintain the agricultural, recreational, and commercial value of the Tellico reservoir and the surrounding watershed in Monroe, Blount, and Loudon counties.