Fooshee Small Wild Area and Trail

Fooshee Peninsula Small Wild Area (SWA) is a 182-acre tract on Watts Bar Reservoir that has exceptional natural, scenic, and aesthetic qualities.  On the east side of the peninsula is a dry ridge forest of large white oaks and shagbark hickories. Brown Hollow, on the western edge of the area, is a moist forest of beeches and maples with a ground cover of ferns and wildflowers. The SWA provides habitat for wintering bald eagles and numerous other migratory birds, offering a unique wildlife viewing opportunity.

The unsurfaced trail is 3-miles long (round trip) and moderately difficult.  Several old logging roads create a network of paths that extend onto adjacent TVA lands making it attractive to birdwatchers, photographers, and those who like a quiet walk in the woods.

For more information visit TVA's Trails webpage.

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Latitude: 35.660961 Longitude: -84.762489 Elevation: 778 ft


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Trail Distance

3 miles

Eco-Friendly Notes

TVA is a partner of Leave No Trace and requests that visitors follow Leave No Trace practices.

ADA Accessibility Notes

No ADA accessibility available

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash no longer than 6-feet. TVA is a partner of Leave No Trace and requests that visitors follow Leave No Trace practices, including picking up after your pet.

How to Get There

This trail is about 70 miles south of Knoxville, Tennessee. Take I-40 to exit 60, turn right onto HWy 68 and then right onto Hwy 304. The trailhead is down a short gravel road on the left, right before Fooshee Pass Campground.,-84.7624891

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