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230Nick 04-04-2014 6:30 AM

East tn riders
 
Since the season is about to start up finally for us, does anyone ride the hiwassee river? Plan to build a rail and table on the upper end of the hiwassee. But looking to see if anyone is game to start riding, we usually do 50/50 wakeboard and surf.

230Nick 04-04-2014 11:29 AM

Also plan to tow up to Norris lake, lenoir city, watts bar, and parksville lake this summer.

burban89 04-04-2014 11:43 AM

I live in SC but love to camp on different lakes. Do you have any good spots you can recommend? I tent camp with a regular tent or the one that sets up in the bed of my truck.

Thanks

230Nick 04-04-2014 2:04 PM

At watts bar there is:
http://www.hornsbyhollowcampground.com
Watts bar dam I believe has a campground

Hiwassee has:
Bbmarina.com (they say they have campgrounds, it's not the best looking place but if your into wakeboarding it has miles of smooth water! I live on the hiwassee river and it has awesome quality water up river)
I know of a semi private campground on the other side of the river from b an b marina that I can probably get you into (gfs family has a camper there)

Parksville lake is also a national forest, been told it has super clean water and is nice to boat at.
http://www.wecamphere.com/Campground...l.aspx?C1=6919

Let me know if you decide to come this way an camp I know of one place also to camp at over on watts bar lake that you get there by boat, parksville lake I've been considering taking a tent an camping out up there this season as well. Then in July center hills lake 18-20 if I remember correctly wake fest is going on an it's south east of Nashville.

dezul 04-06-2014 5:33 AM

Nick, let me know if and when you come down to Lenoir City. We predominantly ride Melton Hill since it is a 15 minute drive from my house.

230Nick 04-06-2014 6:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dezul (Post 1871722)
Nick, let me know if and when you come down to Lenoir City. We predominantly ride Melton Hill since it is a 15 minute drive from my house.

Will do, have you started boarding yet?

dezul 04-06-2014 6:57 AM

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Originally Posted by 230Nick (Post 1871726)
Will do, have you started boarding yet?

No. The water is almost warm enough. It is 62 @ ft loudon. We went out yesterday to do some function testing on the ballast bags I installed earlier this week. I need to go check out Melton Hill Dam. It is usually about the same temp as Ft Loudon in the Turkey Creek area.

230Nick 04-06-2014 12:35 PM

Water temp on the hiwassee is 58 today

burban89 04-10-2014 5:54 AM

Thanks for the info! I will be looking into it and let you know if I come up.

dezul 04-10-2014 8:11 AM

Water temp was 63 on Sunday last weekend. It should be a little bit warmer this weekend. Hit me up if anyone wants to come ride. I will probably be out on Ft. Loudoun on Saturday and Sunday.

230Nick 04-12-2014 7:30 AM

I'm gonna take mine out this afternoon on the hiwassee.

Raymond, how far is hiwassee lake from you? I'm wanting to tow out there an camp one weekend

burban89 04-14-2014 6:54 AM

BB Marina is right at 5 hours. I normally drive up to 3 hours to camp so 5 isn't that bad. I would definitely do a thur-sun deal so I can drive Thursday and have 2 good days.

I would need a place I can camp and leave the boat in the water as my new tent I am trying this year uses the bed of the truck. Most places I stay are waterfront. Do you know if their sites are? Worse case I could pick up a cheap 2 man tent.


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