Hiwassee River Basin
Map Of The Hiwassee River Basin
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.
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.
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