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COUNTRY ROADS

North Carolina's Wilson Creek, above, and West Virginia's Bluestone, left,
are two of the region's five designated Wild & Scenic Rivers.

Heirloom Rivers in the Blue Ridge:
Wild & Scenic Rivers Act Turns 50
For 50 years, the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
(1968) has protected 208 rivers flowing through 40 states
and Puerto Rico via balance and responsible stewardship.
Five heirloom rivers meander, splash and tumble through
our beloved Blue Ridge Mountains.
Bluestone National Scenic River, West Virginia: Flowing through a 1,000-foot gorge
over deep blue limestone streambeds, this river's landscape boasts rich biological diversity
with 1,000+ plant species. Also, see remains of
the lost town of Lilly, an original Appalachian
mountain settlement prior dam development
flooding. (10 miles protected/Access-easy to
moderate)
New River (South Fork), North Carolina:
Despite its name, this is one of North America's oldest
rivers, flowing north even before the mountains appeared. Hills, meadows, wildflowers, and placid waters
distinguish this ancient waterway. (26.5 miles protected/
Access-easy)

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Wilson Creek, North Carolina: This area has sweeping vistas, 4,000-foot ridges, churning whitewater, trout
pools, miles of hiking/biking trails, campsites, rock climbing, and cliffs to explore. (23.2 miles protected/Access-easy)
Horsepasture River, North Carolina: An escarpment river in rugged terrain, it's famous
for five major waterfalls and mountain gorges.
(4.2 miles protected/Access-difficult)
Chattooga River, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Georgia:
One of only a few free-flowing, untouched
systems remaining in the southeastern U.S.
Serious whitewater, hiking, camping, fishing,
and ancient geological formations. (58.7 miles
protected/Access -easy to moderate)
Add your voice to new river conservation at 5000Miles.
org. There are currently two new Blue Ridge projects:
Nantahala Pisgah National Forest, and Nolichucky River,
both in North Carolina. - ANGELA MINOR


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