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30 Left - Old Leadmine Bend Road

Photo of sloping rocky access to Powell River at Old Leadmine bend Rd

Sloping rocky bank to Powell River at

Old Leadmine Bend Rd

Photo of Helm's Ferry at the end of Old Leadmine Bend Road on the Powell River in Tennessee

Helm's (Vehicle) Ferry at Oald Leadmine Bend Rd on the Powell River

River Mile: 30 Left

Ownership: Public

Latitude & Longitude: 36.40214, -83.84136

Quality of Road Access: Good. .

Trailer Turnaround: Sufficient

Quality of River Access:  Rocky sloping bank down to river. River is slack here so you can put in and then paddle back to this same access. The river here is affected by the managed reservoir levels in Norris Lake: high in Summer and generally low in Winter.

Amenities: Vehicle Ferry over to Union County Boat Dock on north (far) side of River

Overnight Camping: No

Driving Directions: From New Tazewell, head south on Hwy 33 towards Maynardville for about 12 miles, then turn right onto Sharps Chapel Road for 1.3 miles, then turn right onto Leadmine Bend Road for 0,7 miles, then turn left to stay on Leadmine Bend Road for another 4.5 miles, then turn slight right onto Old Leadmine Bend Road for 0.9 miles, then turn left to stay on Old Leadmine Bend Road for 0.6 miles, then continue straight onto Helms ferry Road to river.

Map to Old Leadmine Bend Road Access onto Powell River in Tennessee

Nearest Upstream Public Access:

42L Bunch Hollow- 12 miles upstream


Nearest Downstream Public Access:on the Route 33 side of the river: 00L Anderson County Par, 30 miles downstream. Also some access in Chuck Swan National Wildlife Area.

Location of Old Leadmine bend Rd access to the Powell River in Tennessee
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