79 Right - Riverside Baptist Church

River Mile: 79 Right

Latitude & Longitude: 36.51750, -83.49580

Ownership: Public, but CLOSED on Sundays and closed

during baptisms in the river or during church picnics

in the covered picnic area 

Parking: Paved parking area next to church is available, but please be respectful of where you park to allow others to use the parking area. Do not block the ramp.
 

Quality of Road Access: Good


Trailer Turnaround: Good

Quality of River Access: Graveled ramp to river. Four wheel drive required to drive down (short) ramp.

Amenities: None


Overnight Camping: No
 

Driving Directions: From Highway 25E between Tazewell and Harrogate, take Cave Springs Road for 8.4 miles. After you cross the Cosby Bridge, turn left onto N. Riverside Road. and immediately bear left. Riverside Baptist Church is the first building on the left and the paved parking area is just past the church.

Nearest Upstream Public Access:

95R Brooks Bridge - 16 miles upstream

Nearest Downstream Public Access

70R Powell River Preserve, 9 miles downstream

Nearest Private upstream put-in is:

80R Riverside Rentals, 1 mile upstream