Details for Volunteer Landing Marina

Volunteer Landing Marina

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Average rating 3.0 stars from 9 reviews

Address 956 Volunteer Landing Lane
Knoxville, TN 37915


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


VHF channel

Not regularly monitored / Staff not trained in radio usage (college/seasonal help).


Email contact

Owner, manager

Joe Cornelius



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 10
Total: 140
Transient price: $1.00/ft (2015-04-20)

Other price info: Price includes power. During events, such as Univ. of Tenn football games, price goes to $2 per foot.

As of March 2012 rates increased to $2.00/ foot

Mostly covered slips up to 70 feet x 19-9. Uncovered slips are mostly for boats under 30 feet.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - $10 per night extra for CATV.

Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - City water supply.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access


Launch service

Pump out








Yes - 2 (one male, one female) in marina shop (when open).




Yes - Limited


Yes - Limited


Yes - Calhoun's (BBQ) a short walk. Ruth Chris Steakhouse right above the marina. Many more within a mile walk into city.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Mechanical repairs.

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Yes - Limited

Chartering capabilities

Internet access


Boat ramp availability


Other services

PWC and Party Barge rentals


Reviews for Volunteer Landing Marina
Volunteer Landing, 2015-11-25
Captain: , Atlanta (33)

Only place to get diesel fuel upsteam from Ft Loudon Marina and prices reflect that. People are usually very helpful and friendly here, but last time I came in, had to get myself tied up and go inside to find someone working.

Good Visit to Knoxville, 2015-10-30
Captain: , Portsmouth, VA (430)

Everyone at the marina was courteous and helpful. We have family in the area and this is a good place to stay. All our needs were provided, docking, electric, water ... what more can a boater want.

Great Location in downtown, 2012-08-27
Captain: , jackson, TN (884)

Marina is convenient to downtown and the free downtown trolly service. Transient docks are short - 25 & 15' Fuel prices are very high relative to other marinas and yacht clubs on the river. Heads are only open when the store is. There are no showers. No courtsey car. Considering most marinas on the river are $1 a foot or less, this one is overpriced at $2 for the services it offers. They usually don't answer the the phone and do not answer the VHF. Local liveaboards are very friendly. The marina and the river will be full when the Tenn. Vols have a home football game, so plan accordingly. Ship's store has basics and a good supply of Vol Navy items.

A great way to visit downtown Knoxville!, 2011-10-16
Captain: , Oneida, TN (415)

We had originally planned to tie at the free wall, but even mid-week, there are a LOT of folks there if it's a week between two home games! We were most fortunate to encounter Joe and learn (to our surprise) that he could make room for us over at the marina. Services are somewhat limited, but the facility, location and staff were GREAT! Great stop!

Volunteer Landing, 2011-10-15
Captain: , Franklin Tn (441)

Marina is close to walking path on riverfront, close to downtown and restaurants. Joe was fantastic!! He made our stay very enjoyable.

Only Marina Near City, 2011-07-11
Captain: , North Palm Beach, FL (539)

Primarily a marina for local boats including lots of large house boats. Could not reach them by phone on Sunday because the manager is not present and he forwards the phone to his home -- but does not answer or return calls. Recommend you call ahead a day or two. Two UT students were the staff and got us a spot for our 52 foot boat. They were helpful and friendly. A walking/biking trail passes right by the marina and runs along the waterfront. Many restaurants are at Market Square which is about a mile walk into the city. This is not a fancy marina or a resort, but it is functional and close to the city center.

Off Football Season Prices, 2010-06-13
Captain: , Silverthorne, CO (373)

They charge $1/foot if it is not football season. They don't monitor or anwer anything but they are very nice after you find a slip.

Stay at the City Docks, 2009-11-22
Captain: , Melbourne Florida (4616)

Not worth $2 per/ft for only water and elect

Best for Vol football game days, 2008-08-04
Captain: , Chattanooga (202)

The size of the slips is impressive, however there are really no marina amenities beyond CATV ($10 per night). Very close to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (maybe 25 yards) and Calhouns Ribs (probably 1/3 mile). Docks and water were dirty looking and the staff did not answer either telephone or VHF calls.

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