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95 Right - Brooks Bridge

Photo of Powell River Access at Buchanan Ford

Sloping grass lawn down to Powell River

Brooks Bridge in Distance

Photo of Powell River Access at Buchanan Ford

Gravel Parking Area at Brooks Bridge

River Mile: 95 Right

Latitude & Longitude: 36.53536, -83.44730

Parking: About 5 vehicles on a gravel lot. Don't drive

down too close to the river, these is loose sand and leaves

that will be difficult to drive up out of.

Quality of Road Access:

Direct access from Highway 63 (Hopewell Road) immediately on the north side of Brooks Bridge. BE CAREFUL leaving the site and turning onto Highway 63 because it is difficult to see oncoming traffic to the left. Convex Mirror across road helps.

Trailer Turnaround: Possible, but tight. 

Quality of River Access: The bank right next to the river is a little steep and weedy. Do not try to drive below the gravel parking area, it is very soft sand and leaves and you are likely to get stuck - even with 4WD.

Ownership: Public 

Amenities: None

Overnight Camping: No

Bathrooms: No

Potable Water: No

Electricity: No

Groceries: No

Driving Directions: From Highway 25E in Tazewell, take Cedar Fork Road for 8.5 miles; continue straight onto Highway 63 for about another 0.5 miles across Brooks Bridge. Immediately across the bridge turn left into the gravel parking area. 

RoadMap for Brooks bridge Access onto the Powell River in TN

Nearest Upstream Public Access:

99R Buchanan Ford - 4 miles upstream

Nearest Downstream Public Access

84L Lock Lane, 11 miles downstream

Nearest Private Downstream Take-out:

92L Well Being Retreat Center, 3 miles

Location of Brooks Bridge Access to the Powell River in Tennessee
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