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Wilson Lick Ranger Station

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Address: Wayah Road, On FR 69, Franklin, NC
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A cool stop on the way up to Wayah Bald!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
carynman
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Vero Beach, FL
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Vero Beach, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Titusville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 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 

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Thank James H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 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 

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Thank ehaggart
Hayesville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 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.

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St. Augustine,Fla.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We stopped on our way up the mountain. Wilson Lick is a beautifully preserved peek into what life on the mountain in the early 20th century. As mentioned in other reviews, these were people that were tough, mountain top living wouldn't have been for the faint of heart. We enjoyed our brief stop at Wilson Lick on our way up... More 

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Thomasville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I took my two boys on fall break to NC and We made many stops along the way. This stop was really cool the history of the station was very interesting. Very nice stop and well maintained.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Interesting place to stop and read sign, as you work your way up Wayah Road to "Wayah Bald" a former firetower structure , which has been redone and fabulous to see and view the surrounding mountains. This is along the App. Trail...A must see both places when in the area...

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Thomasville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Basically, an old Ranger Station but would make a nice background for portraits or picnic. Its on the road to Wayah Bald which has great views. Its out in the Sticks on a mountain road with switchbacks.

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