Patton's Run Overlook; Nantahala National Forest - Macon Co., NC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
N 35° 16.670 W 083° 40.862
17S E 256151 N 3907150
Quick Description: Patton's Run Overlook provides travelers a glimpse of the Nantahala River, plus it doubles as an emergency landing for whitewater and kayaking enthusiasts.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 6/11/2009 8:46:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM6JV5
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 23

Long Description:
In 1999, the US Forest Service and the North Carolina Department of Transportation jointly constructed this viewing area and emergency landing along the Nantahala River.

The project was conducted for multiple reasons. Road weary visitors along US Routes 74 and 19 can pull off and stretch their legs while admiring the Nantahala River.

The overlook also allows kayakers and whitewater rafters an emergency landing point if necessary.

Plus the project help prevents the river bank from eroding and keep sediment from going into the Nantahala River for the enjoyment of visitors from both the road and water.
Describe - Highway or Road number: US Routes 74 & 19

Closest town or city: Nantahala, NC

Number of parking spots available: 10

Name if a website describes this location.: [Web Link]

Winter View: yes

Summer View: yes

Year around access ?: yes

Comfort station on site: no

Is a photo of an "Information Sign"included?: No

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