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Helms Ferry

Hazel Erikson

ADA Accessibility Notes

Car ferry and handicap accessible.

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.

How to Get There

From Knoxville, take SR33 North across the HWY 33 Bridge. Take the first left onto Sharps Chapel Road. Turn right onto Leadmine Bend road. Follow to Stiner's Road and look for the sign for the ferry on the right.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are allowed