HIWASSEE RIVER DRIES
Our directions start from Hiwassee Whitewater Company
located at 179 Tellico-Reliance Rd., Reliance TN. ......................
As you pull out of the drive of the outfitters onto state route 315 turn RIGHT and go .2 miles to state route 30 East. Turn LEFT at Webb Store.
You will go 1.6 miles until you see Lost Creek angled on your left. Go LEFT and continue on this road for 11.3 miles. As you continue NF103, there are several landmarks that will assist in allowing you to know that you are following the correct route.
You will pass Lost Creek Campground in 7.1 miles after you turn onto Lost Creek.
Continue for an additional 4.2 miles until you come to a T in the road with the sign
showing turtletown 8 miles to the left and a second sign NF23...Turn LEFT.
After 1.8 miles you will come to another T in the road. A sign on the right will say " Powerhouse 4 Miles", turn RIGHT.
And yes, you have traveled basically 2 miles to a sign that shows Turtletown still 8 miles away.
The sign 236 is to the left towards the Powerhouse.....This is the wrong direction...
After turning right at the signs, you will
pass through an open gate. This gate stays
open so you won't have to worry about
access during the return.
HOW DO WE GET THERE?..... THIS IS HOW!
Continue past the Butler Cemetary sign on the left in .3 miles.
After 3.2 miles while continuing
straight there will be a section of
road that contains barricades on
Shortly there after in about .2 miles you will go over a single lane bridge. You are getting close!
Look for the road that appears to fork off to the left from the opposite direction and go up a small hill.
Turn LEFT. Immediately on the right after turning you
will see the 23A sign. At this point it would be a real good
idea to make sure you are in a 4-wheel drive vehicle. I
would not recommend any 2-wheel drive vehcle beyond
Continue through the gates.
When you arrive at a fork in the path with the pipeline in view, follow the RIGHT side.
This will take you to a small area that can accomadate a few vehicles. Cross the
railroad tracks (DO NOT CROSS WHEN A TRAIN IS COMING. THAT SHOULD BE COMMON SENSE, BUT
SOMETIMES SENSE IS NOT AWLAYS COMMON) and you have arrived at the Turtletown confluence
If your traveling back at dusk, enjoy the SUNSETS!