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: Open year-round. 2019 Updates: New lighting improvements were recently installed. Walkway to the bathroom will soon be repaired for better accessibility.
Operational Hours: Sunrise to sunset. Open year round.
Fees There is fee for parking at the site. The fee is $2 per vehicle per visit 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
Restroom: vault toilet

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