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Address: Wayah Road, On FR 69, Franklin, NC 28734

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I gave this stop a 4 instead of a 5 because the actual building is locked up and you can't see inside at all. Most old building I have been too, have been open and you can walk in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I gave this stop a 4 instead of a 5 because the actual building is locked up and you can't see inside at all. Most old building I have been too, have been open and you can walk in but they may have something to do with all the sad graffiti and trash that was up the road at the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a great stop on the way to Wayah Bald Tower. Very quiet so much that it can be a little creepy actually. The tower is locked so you can not go inside. This is a great spot of a picnic and for photos. The only downside is the drive to the place. It will start out on a... More 

Thank hikinggirl70
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This was a nice stop on the way up to Wayah Bald. There was a lot of information on the history of the fire tower. The boys & I started to walk toward the houses but stopped when we found some paw prints in the dirt area (bobcat or small mountain lion we think). About that time we heard a... More 

Thank ahclark2016
Laurens, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful stop to see a well preserved ranger cabin constructed in the early 1900's. Several panels paint a vivid picture of the difficulties and hardship rangers faced in the early 20th century. Wildlife was plentiful as we saw turkeys, a hawk, and several gardner snakes. The sight is easily accessible, but does not contain a sidewalk. Well worth the 20-30... More 

Thank rolltideTCP14
Vero Beach, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We stopped by this neat little piece of history on our way up the Bald. Its a great way to stretch your legs. There is a story board with neat pictures of the early 1900's rangers who lived with their spouses in the home and their recollections of the place. Its really neat to see the trees in the pictures... More 

Thank carynman
Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Be sure and stop here on your way up to Wayah Bald. Built in 1916, it was the first Ranger Station in the Nantahala National Forest. Set in a small clearing on the left side of the road with a small parking lot.  It's just a short walk to the station, garage and outhouse. Across the road, on the curve,... More 

Thank BradandStacy41
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

This old ranger station is an example of how people dedicated their lives to service back in the day. Pretty spartan existence including a "two holer" a few feet down the path. We stopped to explore on our way to the tower and thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful setting. Hint: note the fireplace with vines covering half and the workmanship of... More 

Thank James H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Wilson Lick Ranger Station starts out with a story board of sorts that tells some of the history of the cabins and how they were used. There's little walking, as it's only about 100 yards to the ranger station from the parking area.Summer and Fall are the best times to be here, colorful leaves. Combine this with Wayah Bald Tower... More 

Thank ehaggart
Hayesville, North Carolina, United States
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

You come upon Wilson Lick Ranger Station on the way up to Wayah Bald Overlook. This is a beautiful spot filled with history. Definitely worth the time to stop and check it out.

Thank sanderson1976
St. Augustine,Fla.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

We stumbled upon this great little spot on our way to the Wayah Bald Lookout Tower. Lots of history and an historic cabin that was used by the first park rangers to work in the park. Check it out!

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