Rat Branch Boat Launch

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Located just east of the town of Hampton, Tennessee, Rat Branch Boat Launch is a popular location for boaters of all sorts. There is a fishing pier on site.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: We are changing our operations to follow guidelines from our agency and the CDC regarding COVID-19, closely monitoring the situation and responding to current conditions. Please continue to monitor this page for status updates.
Operational Hours: Sunrise to sunset. Open year round.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Fee charged for some activities,Parking
Fees The day-use fee is $2 per vehicle per day or a Cherokee National Forest Pass for $30 for the year. Contact the Watauga Ranger District for more information at 423-735-1500.
Restrictions: Alcohol is prohibited.
Closest Towns: Elizabethton and Hampton, TN
Water: None
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Digital Pass Icon
Operated By: US Forest Service

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
36.303147

  Longitude : 
-82.118436

 

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