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Wilson Lick Ranger Station

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Wayah Road, On FR 69, Franklin, NC 28734
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En route to Wayah Bald, stop here.

There’s an information display, and the buildings. That’s all. But if you are driving to or from... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Joe58156
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Step back into History

An old ranger cabin and an accompanying shed sit here. The outside of the building is heavily... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anthony P
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Charleston, South Carolina
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
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“wayah bald” (11 reviews)
“nice stop” (3 reviews)
“great history” (2 reviews)
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Wayah Road, On FR 69, Franklin, NC 28734
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There’s an information display, and the buildings. That’s all. But if you are driving to or from Wayah Bald, this is a pleasant and interesting place to stop for 19-15 minutes.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An old ranger cabin and an accompanying shed sit here. The outside of the building is heavily weathered but the grounds are kept up by someone. There is some great history on the signs before you get to the building that explain its uses, modes...More

Thank Anthony P
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

This is a rather hidden place off the beaten path. You wouldn't find it by just driving along the highway looking for signs. You would probably have to intentionally want to go here...or find yourself here while bored on the long, gravel road. Be careful...More

Thank kseam6259
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Reviewed November 24, 2017

Glad to see old buildings like this one are still standing. They should make a museum out of it. Onthe way to the top of the mountain where the fire tower is located.

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Reviewed October 17, 2017

whats nice about this is you can see this on the way to Wayah Bald Lookout Tower both on the same road.

Thank jamescatalfamo
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

This was a nice quick stop on the way down from Wayah Bald. Amazing to learn about the 100 year history of the house and its historical residents. If you like local history then it's worth the quick stop to check it ou

Thank LavFam
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

historical and picturesque set in a meadow. linger or just check it out for a few minutes. so glad it is still there.

Thank 162aubreyh
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Accessed by a dirt road good enough for most vehicles. There are homes along the drive up the mountain. The Ranger Station is a small home and shed. The buildings are locked and windows shuttered, so you cannot see inside. The story board of how...More

Thank Eric B
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

Read the information and look at the homestead. Hard to think about living there 70 years ago. We had a picnic lunch on the grounds.

Thank Dudette537
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Reviewed May 2, 2017

Stopped by this old house and imagined what it was like to live and raise a family in such a secluded manner. It's very quiet and no one around as you walk the grounds. Definitely stop by!

Thank Elizabeththecritic
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