Cherokee Lake Literature

Cherokee Lake, also known as Cherokee Reservoir, is an artificial reservoir located in the U.S. state of Tennessee, formed by the impoundment of the Holston River behind Cherokee Dam.

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Here’s a summary of Cherokee Lake:

  • Size: 28,780 acres (11,700 ha) of surface area, with 400 miles (640 km) of shoreline.
  • Location: Located in Jefferson, Knox, and Hamblen counties in Tennessee, near the city of Knoxville.
  • Activities: Popular for fishing (largemouth bass, white bass, crappie, walleye, and sauger), boating, swimming, camping, and picnicking.
  • Significance: Provides hydroelectric power, flood control, and is a source of drinking water for the region.

The lake is named in honor of the Cherokee tribe of Native Americans, whose great warpath once crossed the area that is now the lake basin. Construction of the Cherokee Dam began in 1940 and was completed in 1941 by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

Cherokee Lake is surrounded by rolling hills, scenic pastures, and the Clinch Mountain Range to the northwest. The lake offers stunning scenic beauty and diverse recreational opportunities, making it a popular destination for both locals and tourists.

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