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Wednesday Hike: Lakeshore Trail to Campsite 90

  • 11/29/2023
  • 9:00 AM
  • Lakeshore Trail trailhead, Fontana, GSMNP


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Brave the drive across The Dragon and join us for this pleasant hike along Fontana Lake! Starting at Fontana Dam, we’ll hike 5.6 miles to Campsite 90. There will be LOTS of rolling hills along the way, several small stream crossings, views of Fontana Lake, and interesting artifacts (including at least 3 car bodies). After lunch at the campsite, we’ll return the same way. Hike: 11.2 miles, rated moderately difficult, with elevation gain of 2,100 ft. To carpool, meet at Walmart Supercenter, far right side of the parking lot, on US 411 south in Maryville at 7:30am, or at the Lakeshore Trail trailhead at Fontana Dam (GPS coordinates 35.460976, -83.811035) at 9:00am. Drive: 96 miles RT {@7¢=$6.75}. The leader will meet the group at the trailhead, not the carpool site.

Hike Update: The hike leader recently found out that the road across Fontana Dam is closed to vehicle traffic and will remain that way for some time. So, we will be parking our cars at the Fontana Dam Visitors Center and walking across the Dam to the Lakeshore Trailhead. This will add 1 mile each way to our hike resulting in a 13.2 mile hike instead of 11.2 miles. Carpool place and time will not change. We will meet at the Fontana Dam and Visitors Center at 9:00am.

Leader: Pat Watts

Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

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

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Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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