Clinch River

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The Clinch River rises near Tazewell, Virginia, and flows southwest for more than 300 miles through the Great Appalachian Valley; tailwater flows about 13 miles from Norris Dam through Clinton and into the backwaters of Melton Hill Lake; known as a premier trout fishery to many experienced anglers, home to rainbow, brown and brook trout; the weir dam at Norris allows wading and bank access; Miller Island offers access to the most wading areas on the tailwater; popular destination for kayaking and canoeing; towards Norris Dam, river offers 50 miles of smooth, slow-moving Class I water (with occasional spots of Class II).

Connects:  Big Ridge State Park, Loyston Point Trails, Norris Dam State Park, Norris Songbird Trail, Norris Watershed Trails, River Bluff SWA

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Birding

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Disc Golf

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Paddling

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Rock Climbing

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