Hiwassee Dam
Hiwassee Dam
4.5
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LittleK_8
Stuart, FL17 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
This is worth the drive. ( from Murphy we took 294 up to the dam … good signage and then we drove the loop back into town). The dam is a great visual of the dam system… the water drop from Lake Hiawassee to the river was probably 240+ feet. Stunning view of the lake from the observation platform. But time to explore both the river side ( the boat ramp and dam structure) and the lake side. Enjoy…
Written 28 August 2022
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bcowdrick
Atlanta, GA12 contributions
May 2021
The dam is worth a visit if travelling to Murphy NC. Conveniently located near the Bear Paw Community. Impressive views from the top and be sure to drive to the bottom of the dam. Picnic spots at the top and bottom of the dam. Interesting history!
Written 26 May 2021
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Mulberry, Bubba
Lakeland, FL193 contributions
Oct 2020
We visited in the Fall of 2019 and found the entire Bear Paw Community not only intriguing, but impressive...a place we would definitely consider living one day, if not settled-in to our recently moved-in down-sized Retirement home. Got'a go to the Marina as we will do on our next Fall visit for sure. Great prices!
Written 14 November 2020
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Gerald S
Henderson, NV335 contributions
Jul 2020
Impressive dam and nice park area for a picnic. You can also drive down below the dam for another view. Restrooms were closed when we were there due to the virus, so be aware that there may not be facilities, and there is nothing nearby to purchase food or items to eat.
Written 1 October 2020
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G7405PVdanielr
31 contributions
Sep 2020
This is really worth it while if you would like to see a real Dam. Beautiful pictures of the lake and you can walk out on the side walk to look straight down the dam. You can also go to the bottom of the dam. This was a real treat for us.
Written 11 September 2020
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Blair
United States24 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
We stuck around the dam area for about 20 minutes and just had to check out the sights. It was great to see the large older dam - from above and below. Restrooms currently closed for public use.
Written 21 August 2020
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OZStever
Orlando, FL2 contributions
Jul 2020
Sat by the river in the picnic area by the powerhouse. Enjoyed the cool breezes coming off the water.
Written 3 July 2020
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Barbara S
392 contributions
May 2020
This dam is on the beautiful Hiwassee River. Interesting place it learn about the TVA and dams. Wonderful place to picnic, relax, or enjoy the views.
Written 28 June 2020
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wanderers
Blairsville, GA107 contributions
Jun 2020
Beautiful place to see the beauty all around you. Dams are just amazing structures and this one is no exception.
Written 18 June 2020
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Robert S
Ocala, FL436 contributions
Oct 2019
Happened to see the sign for the dam while driving around. Beautiful scenery. There is a small picnic area (and rest room), and there is a boat ramp.
Written 23 October 2019
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