"Such a river is the Hiwassee, with its surface broken to a thousand sparkling gems, and its forest walls vine-draped and flowery as Eden. And how fine the songs it sings!”
- John Muir, September 19, 1867, in A Thousand Mile Walk to the Sea
Something for Everybody
The Hiwassee River Blueway in Southeast Tennessee is renowned for its scenic beauty and range of outdoor recreational offerings, from whitewater paddling and trout fishing in the upper and middle sections of the river to motorized water recreation, bass fishing and bird watching in the lower Hiwassee.