Waynesville Watershed hike

Waynesville Watershed
Alison Melnikova
Apr 27, 2013
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

The 8,600 acre Waynesville Watershed sits at the head of Allens Creek and provides enough water to fill a 50-acre reservoir and provide water to 18,000 residents of the Town of Waynesville and Haywood County.  Hikes in the town watershed are held twice a year; at all other times this property is off-limits to public access, making these hikes a special treat.

Join us on Saturday, April 27th from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm for the spring hike.  More than just a walk in the woods, Naturalist Don Hendershot  will talk about the flora and fauna, and Dr. Peter Bates of Western Carolina University will answer questions about the watershed property and forest management plan.

Participants must be able to hike for 3-5 miles at a moderate pace. Hikers should bring rain gear, snacks, and birders should bring their binoculars. Sorry, no pets allowed.  These hikes have become increasingly popular, and advanced registration is required, either by phone at (828) 452-2491, or online at townofwaynesville.org.