Hiwassee River Basin

Jahmarie Smith

Map Of The Hiwassee River Basin

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Physical Features Of The Hiwassee River Basin

The Hiwassee river Basin is 643 square miles long, which is 2.6% of the total land area of NC. There are 3 Municipalities(cities) found in this area. The population of this area is 26,723 people and there are only 2 countries (Cherokee & Clay) located within the river basin.

Species found in this basin

There are 11 aquatic species found in the Hiwassee river basin and they are either Endangered, Special concern or Significantly rare.

Interesting facts about the hiwassee river basin

Bluegill, yellow perch, crappie, muskie and bassattract anglers to lakes in the Hiwassee River Basin. The national freshwater fishing hall of fame record 54- pound striped bass hooked on Lake Hiwassee. Boasting 180 miles of shoreline, Lake Hiwassee is almost completely surrounded by Nantahala National Forest.
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Recreational points of interest to visit

Hiwassee River cabin, Cherokee National Forest, TVA seasonal campgrounds

Parks or Enviromental Educational Centers located in Hiwassee river basin

Hiwassee Ocoee scenic River state park, Gee Creep Campground, Hiwassee River Blueway

Other interest points

Ocoee whitewater center- bike and hike trails