Take exit 59 on I-81 and go north on Highway 36 approximately 2 miles. Cross the Holston River and the exit to the lake is on the right.
Built by TVA primarily for hydropower, this 10-mile, 872- acre dam also regulates waterflow downstream for local industry. It was completed in 1953 and named for a nearby Revolutionary War fort constructed to defend settlers from Cherokee attacks. Today, the reservoir is a popular site for fishing, known for rainbow trout, bluegill, bass and crappie. Warrior's Path State Park is located on the reservoir.
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