Loudon County Visitors Bureau
1075 Highway 321 North
Lenoir City, TN 37771
FAX: (865)458-1206

Hours of Operation:(Year Round) Monday through Saturday 9 A.M. until 5 P.M.Closed on Sunday

Melton Hill

Melton Hill Reservoir has a nationally recognized rowing course and is a spring training site for collegiate teams from throughout the eastern United States. The reservoir has hosted a number of national championships.

Facts about Melton Hill:

  • Construction of Melton Hill Dam began in 1960 and was completed in 1963.
  • The dam is 103 feet high and stretches 1,020 feet across the Clinch River.
  • The reservoir provides nearly 193 miles of shoreline and 5,470 acres of water surface for recreation.
  • Melton Hill is the only dam in the tributary reservoir system with a navigation lock. The lock has a 75- by 400-foot chamber and a maximum lift of 60 feet.
  • Melton Hill is a run-of-river reservoir, meaning that water is passed through the reservoir without being stored long term. The water level fluctuates about four feet (between elevation 791 and 795) on a daily basis.
  • The hydroelectric power plant at Melton Hill Dam consists of two generating units.

Phone: 865-986-2053
Melton Hill Recreation

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