Class I Little Tennessee River, NC/TN

Lower Little Tennessee (Fontana Dam to Loudon TN)

The Little Tennessee, a 135 -mile river, and its immediate watershed comprise one of the richest archaeological areas in the Southeastern U.S. containing substantial habitation sites dating back to as early as 7500 B.C. Cyrus Thomas, who conducted a survey of earthwork mounds in the area for the Smithsonian Institution in the 1880s, wrote that the Little Tennessee River was “undoubtedly the most interesting archaeological section in the entire Appalachian district.” (Source: Smoky Mountain Blueways)

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Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Manager Private, Tennessee Valley Authority
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail No
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