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Wilson Lick Ranger Station

Wayah Road, On FR 69, Franklin, NC 28734
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Beautiful in the mountains - interesting story about the family who lived here for many years

Stopped by this old house and imagined what it was like to live and raise a family in such a... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
New York City, New York
Loved this stop

I gave this stop a 4 instead of a 5 because the actual building is locked up and you can't see... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
Maryville, Tennessee
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Wayah Road, On FR 69, Franklin, NC 28734
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Stopped by this old house and imagined what it was like to live and raise a family in such a secluded manner. It's very quiet and no one around as you walk the grounds. Definitely stop by!

Thank Elizabeththecritic
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I gave this stop a 4 instead of a 5 because the actual building is locked up and you can't see inside at all. Most old building I have been too, have been open and you can walk in but they may have something to...More

1  Thank SmurfySmurfette80
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a great stop on the way to Wayah Bald Tower. Very quiet so much that it can be a little creepy actually. The tower is locked so you can not go inside. This is a great spot of a picnic and for photos....More

Thank hikinggirl70
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This was a nice stop on the way up to Wayah Bald. There was a lot of information on the history of the fire tower. The boys & I started to walk toward the houses but stopped when we found some paw prints in the...More

Thank ahclark2016
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful stop to see a well preserved ranger cabin constructed in the early 1900's. Several panels paint a vivid picture of the difficulties and hardship rangers faced in the early 20th century. Wildlife was plentiful as we saw turkeys, a hawk, and several gardner snakes....More

Thank rolltideTCP14
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We stopped by this neat little piece of history on our way up the Bald. Its a great way to stretch your legs. There is a story board with neat pictures of the early 1900's rangers who lived with their spouses in the home and...More

Thank carynman
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Be sure and stop here on your way up to Wayah Bald. Built in 1916, it was the first Ranger Station in the Nantahala National Forest. Set in a small clearing on the left side of the road with a small parking lot.  It's just...More

Thank BradandStacy41
Reviewed 21 June 2016

This old ranger station is an example of how people dedicated their lives to service back in the day. Pretty spartan existence including a "two holer" a few feet down the path. We stopped to explore on our way to the tower and thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Wilson Lick Ranger Station starts out with a story board of sorts that tells some of the history of the cabins and how they were used. There's little walking, as it's only about 100 yards to the ranger station from the parking area.Summer and Fall...More

Thank ehaggart
Reviewed 9 April 2016

You come upon Wilson Lick Ranger Station on the way up to Wayah Bald Overlook. This is a beautiful spot filled with history. Definitely worth the time to stop and check it out.

Thank sanderson1976
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