Northshore Parks

Three Fort Loudon Lake parks provide a range of recreation.

Photo by Keith Norris

Approximately a half mile past the intersection of Northshore Drive and Pellissippi Parkway begins a series of Knox County parks that provide access to the bountiful recreational opportunities on Fort Loudon Lake. On both land and water, Admiral Farragut, Carl Cowan, and the sprawling Concord Park allow residents of all ages to enjoy multiple activities.

Photo by Trent Eades
Photo by Trent Eades

The smallest of the three, Admiral Farragut, provides a series of trails and a well-maintained disc golf course. Connected to Admiral Farragut by a wooded trail is Carl Cowan park, which features access to the lake, with a boat ramp and fishing locations, soccer fields, pavilions, and a playground.

Photo by Keith Norris

Another mile or so down the road finds Concord Park, a series of three locations. Concord Park East has a junior golf course, tennis courts, soccer fields, multi-use trails, a dog park, and the marina.  Concord Park West features baseball and softball fields, and a boat launch. The Cove at Concord provides access to the lake for paddling, fishing, and swimming. The Cove is welcoming for children with a beach and extensive playground. Visitors may rent standup paddleboards, canoes, and kayaks.

Photo by Trent Eades
1 Comment
  1. Frances McDonald says

    The lake is actually spelled Loudoun. The town downriver of Knoxville is spelled Loudon.
    Thanks for the information on the 3 parks!

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