One of the last operating ferries in East Tennessee, this ferry connects portions of Union County that are separated by the Powell River. Prior to the building of Norris Dam, many small communities along the Clinch and Powell rivers were dependent on ferries to transport across individuals across the rivers. Later bridges replaced many of these ferries, but Helm's ferry remains the only access for residents to cross the Powell River.
The ferry operates daily 7 am to 5 pm but is dependent on weather conditions. You can call to check on hours 865-992-5286
The Helm's Ferry is located in the Sharps Chapel Community.