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French Broad River

Fishing Paddling Swimming Trails Camping Wildlife Viewing Birding Picnic Area Shelter Restrooms

With its headwaters in North Carolina, the river is 228 miles long in its entirety, including 102 miles within the state of Tennessee. It joins the Holston River in Knox County above Knoxville, where it then becomes the Tennessee River; the river downstream of Douglas Dam is one of the few warm tailwaters found in east Tennessee, where lake sturgeon and smallmouth bass are stocked; along with paddling and fishing there are trails for hiking in Seven Islands State Park; the small canoe/kayak launch at the park features seasonal rentals of canoes and kayaks available from River Sports Outfitters.

Connects: Seven Islands State Birding Park

Map

Waterway Information

Access Points & Contact

River Access

TVA Reservoir Website – 800-882-5263

Size

River Miles: 228 miles

Connections

Seven Islands State Birding Park

Resources

Water Trail Guide & Map

TWRA Fishing Info

TWRA Boating & Fishing Access Map

Bicycling

Bicycling

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Birding

Birding

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Disc Golf

Disc Golf

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Fishing

Fishing

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Hiking

Hiking

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Paddling

Paddling

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Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

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Running / Walking

Running / Walking

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Skateboarding

Skateboarding

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Wildflowers

Wildflowers

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