Chatuge Dam Reservation Trail
A paved, 1.5 mile trail, this spot is great for familes with little ones. You'll cross over TVA's Chatuge Dam for fantastic views of Chatuge Lake and the surrounding mountains. Just a 16 mile drive southeast of Murphy, North Carolina.
ADA Accessibility Notes
ADA accessibility available
The Chatuge Dam Trail is managed by TVA in partnership with Clay County Park. This trail is good for families with small children in strollers or for those needing an even surface under their feet. The trail crosses over TVA's Chatuge Dam and offers fantastic views of Chatuge Lake and the surrounding mountains. Once across the dam, the trail finds shade as it meanders through stands of trees beside a campground.
The trail is open to walkers, hikers, bikers, and runners. It can be accessed from Clay County Park or Chatuge Dam Road. Clay County Park offers many amenities including bathroom facilities, fishing access, a playground, pavilions, a ballpark, camping, and a small sandy beach with a swimming
For more information about TVA trails, visit TVA's trail webpage.
TVA is a partner of Leave No Trace and requests that visitors follow Leave No Trace practices.
How to Get There
This trail is on the Chatuge Dam Reservation which is located about 0ff of HWY 64 south of Hayesville, NC (Myers Chapel Road to Chatuge Dam Road).
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.
1.5 miles one way
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