Fooshee Small Wild Area and Trail
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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.
TVA is a partner of Leave No Trace and requests that visitors follow Leave No Trace practices.
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.
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.
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