Little Tennessee

Earth Science

NC Little Tennesse River Basin

Physical Features

Miles long: 1797

Counties located in basin: 6

Municipalities: 9

Population: 94,556


-Many Waterfalls can be spotted

-White water rafting

-Many endangered species have appear in this basin


-cleanest water supply

Frankiln Chamber




-Enjoy a walk on the hills


-Ghost Tour

Great Smokey Mountains National Park


-Clear water streams

-Enjoy waterfalls

-Take a walk

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