French Broad River Area


View of Paint Creek in Cherokee National Forest

This area’s wooded mountainsides and creek gorges are linked by an extensive road and trail system.  Activities include fishing, hiking, horseback riding, creek play and camping. 

At Paint Creek, camping, fishing, swimming and picnicking are popular activities.  Other water-based opportunities include driving along scenic Brush Creek or exploring warm-water Allen Branch or Paint Creek ponds.  Enjoy the scenery from horseback on 35 miles of multi-use trails, also open to mountain bikers and hikers.  The Appalachian Scenic Trail lies along the eastern edge of this area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at French Broad River Area

Dispersed Camping

Areas for Dispersed Camping at French Broad River Area

Lake and Pond Fishing

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at French Broad River Area

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at French Broad River Area

Horse Riding

Viewing Wildlife

Areas for Viewing Wildlife at French Broad River Area

Viewing Scenery

Areas for Viewing Scenery at French Broad River Area

Target Shooting

Areas for Target Shooting at French Broad River Area

Interpretive Areas

There are interprative learning opportunities at Allens Branch Pond.

Picnicking

Areas for Picnicking at French Broad River Area

Group Picnicking

Scenic Driving

Areas for Scenic Driving at French Broad River Area

Boating - Non-Motorized

Areas for Boating - Non-Motorized at French Broad River Area

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
35.943032

  Longitude : 
-82.935868