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Wayah Bald

Enjoy panoramic views from 5,342 feet. On a clear day, you can see north to the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and south to the rolling hills of Georgia. At Wayah Bald, visitors can climb a fire tower built in the days of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

A bald is a mountaintop generally devoid of trees. The dominant plants at Wayah Bald's summit are azaleas and mountain laurel. A picnic area is nearby. En route to Wayah Bald you'll see the 1916 Wilson Lick Ranger Station by Forest Road (FR) 69. An exhibit with historic photographs tells the story of this first ranger station in Nantahala National Forest. Wayah Bald is west of Franklin. Take U.S. 64 west to old U.S. 64 to SR 1310 (Wayah Road), then turn right on FR 69, a gravel road, a gravel road for 4.5 miles.


for more information contact:
Nantahala Ranger District:
90 Sloan Roan
Franklin, NC 28734

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