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Hiking Club

Off Trail Hike: Fontana Lake and Forney Creek Float and Hike

  • 10/07/2023


  • For member hike registrations
  • For non-member hike registrations

We'll have a leisurely paddle (bring your own kayak or canoe, maybe a hammock) across Fontana Lake for about an hour to the mouth of Forney Creek. At that point, we'll have several options: fishing in Forney Creek, relaxing at campsite #74, or a four-mile loop hike on Whiteoak Branch. Participants can do one, two, or all three. Our starting point is the Flat Branch Boat Ramp (3200 Greasy Branch Road). Because the route to this boat ramp is long and winding, let's meet at the McDonalds in Bryson City at 9am. From there, we'll drive to the Flat Branch Boat Ramp. (The boat ramp is not in the park, so no parking pass is required.)

We'll need decent weather to make this trip, so a list of all participants is needed to allow a last-minute cancellation of the trip by the leaders, if necessary.

Leaders: Greg Hoover and Kindel Page.

To register, contact the leader directly via email, text or phone. You can find contact information in the October 2023 newsletter writeup for this hike.

For information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit the NPS website or call the information line at (865) 436-1200.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club

PO Box 51592

Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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