Thanks to generous funding from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, waterproof Tuckasegee River Blue Trail maps are now available for free in Western NC.
The Tuckasegee River Blue Trail meanders for nearly 60-miles in NC from the headwaters in Panthertown Valley through Cullowhee, Dillsboro, and Bryson City ultimately joining the Little Tennessee River. The Tuckasegee River, often called “the Tuck,” offers serene flatwater and exciting whitewater sections, and multiple well-maintained boat launches make access easy.
The map highlights access points, hiking trails, picnic spots, and other activities along the river. It also tells stories about the importance of conserving the river and highlights ways to help keep the river healthy.
To celebrate the map release, American Rivers partnered with The Little Tennessee Native Fish Conservation Partnership to host a film screening and map release party at Innovation Station in Dillsboro, NC. We had a wonderful time gathering with the community to celebrate the Tuckasegee and the Little Tennessee Rivers.
This would not have been possible without support of our partners, including:
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, The Little Tennessee Native Fish Conservation Partnership, Tuckasegee Chapter of Trout Unlimited, The Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River, Mainspring Conservation Trust, Jackson County Tourism Development Association, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, The Natural and Cultural Resources Department of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Western Carolina University, Town of Bryson City, Cullowhee Revitalization Endeavor, Southwestern NC Resource Conservation and Development Council, NC Wildlife Resources Commission, WNC Fly Fishing Trail, Jackson County Parks and Recreation, and the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.