70 Right - Powell River Preserve

Photo of Steps at Powell River Preserve access

Steps down to Powell River

at Powell River Preserve Access Site

Photo of Parking Area at Powell River Preserve

Parking Area at Powell River Preserve

River Mile: 70 Right

Ownership: Public, TWRA & TDEC managed 

Latitude & Longitude: 36.55181, -83.59200

Parking: Plenty of parking

Quality of Road Access:

Narrow, but decent, paved road (go slow, watch on turns)

Trailer Turnaround: Plenty of room

Quality of River Access: New (in 2016) constructed steps all the way to river

Amenities: None

Overnight Camping: No

Bathrooms: No

Potable Water: No

Electricity: No

Comment: This site was purchased and developed with funding from the Tennessee Dept of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), and The Nature Conservancy.

Driving Directions: From Highway 25E between Tazewell and Harrogate, take Powell River Road for about 5 miles, watch for safety railing and gate on right. Enter through gate to park.

Road Map to Lock Lane Access onto Powell River in Tennessee

Nearest Upstream Public Access:

84L Lock Lane - 14 miles upstream

Nearest Downstream Public Access: 68R Indian Creek, 2 miles downstream

Location of Powell River Preserve access to the Powell River in Tennessee