We used to go up into the mountains to Chilhowee Lake to swim many times each summer. But now it is a much longer drive - approximately 1 1/2 hour each way.
So we set out today in search of a new place to swim. And that adventure took us to Fort Loudoun.
The lake itself is gorgeous !! And the park is extremely clean - almost too nice to believe !! There is a nice simming area that is close to parking, close to restrooms, and is grassy nearly right up to the waters edge.
So - someday soon we will try it out and we'll let you know how it turns out.
Photos above of Fort Loudoun swimming area and the children wading in the water this afternoon (to TEST it, of course - HA !). And as always, no "trip" is complete without photos of the wildlife we encountered along the way too.