95 Right - Brooks Bridge
Sloping grass lawn down to Powell River
Brooks Bridge in Distance
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.
Overnight Camping: No
Potable Water: 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.
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