This section starts at the informal access at 221-A in Cliffside. It requires a portage (river right) at the Duke Power plant dam. Take out is at Lake Houser which has a parking fee.
DIRECTIONS: 35.23890403983445, -81.76661312873678
Put-In: Informal public access...Formal Public Access to be constructed Fall of 2023
Take-Out: Lake Houser Adventures 1350 Lake Houser Rd, Mooresboro, NC 28114 Private property but owners allow public access to the river. Fee required to access and park.
Let someone know where you will be and when you plan to return. On a long-distance hike, leave behind a copy of your itinerary.