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.
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