Latitude: N 35° 40'xx"
Longitude: W 83° 44'xx"
Townsend Wye is the most famous swimming hole in the Smoky
Mountains. Or at least this most used. People jump from various
levels of a large rock into 'Little River'.
|Photo by Todd Ratermann
It's location, within sight of the intersection two of the Great
Smoky Mountains National Parks busiest roads. There is a small
parking area only yards from the swimming hole.
The rock is located on the far side of the Little River from the
People line the shore on the opposite side of the river from the rock watching the
swimmers take turns
jumping from the rock. At the time this photo was takes there were about 50
onlookers watching as some of these guys jumped from as high as 25 feet.