Hiwassee River

Hiwassee River

Hiwassee River The Hiwassee River Blueway offers 55 miles of adventure in Southeast Tennessee. Extending from the Appalachia Dam near the border of North Carolina to the Tennessee River at Blythe’s Ferry in Birchwood, the wide river is well known for its...
Tennessee River Gorge and Blueway

Tennessee River Gorge and Blueway

Tennessee River Gorge and Blueway The Tennessee River Gorge, 27,000 acres of land carved through the Cumberland Mountains by the Tennessee River, is one of the most unique natural treasures in the Southeast. It is the only large river canyon bordering a mid-size city...
Nickajack Lake

Nickajack Lake

Nickajack Lake Nickajack Lake is the reservoir created by Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Nickajack Dam. It extends 46 miles upstream from Nickajack Dam to Chickamauga Dam, passing through the heart of downtown Chattanooga and offering spectacular views...
Maclellan Island

Maclellan Island

Maclellan Island The Maclellan Island Sanctuary is located in the middle of downtown Chattanooga on the Tennessee River. Owned and managed by the Chattanooga Audubon Society, the sanctuary contains a very large Great Blue Heron rookery, numerous waterfowl nesting...
Patten Island

Patten Island

John A. Patten Island John A. Patten Island is a primitive, wooded retreat located in Harrison Bay State Park. The 100-acre island and its sister islands are all that remain of the town of Harrison, which was flooded by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) when...
Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge

Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge

Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge The Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge is located on 6,000 acres of land encircling the confluence of the Tennessee and Hiwassee Rivers about one hour north of Chattanooga near the town of Birchwood. In the summer months, the public can access all lands...
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