Thanks to Watauga County’s tremendous staff, led by JV Potter, the construction of Watauga Gorge Park is well underway. If you get a chance, take a look at this new park located at the intersection of Hwy. 321 and Old Watauga River Road. This park is adjacent to the concrete bridge that crosses the Watauga River just before Trash Can Falls.
This facility, which is being constructed using a grant from the NC Recreation Trails Program, will include 10 parking spaces, a shelter, and a canoe launch. The WCTDA hopes to open the park this fall. The photos below were taken on June 17, 2011.