Abrams Creek is a feeder stream for Chilhowee Lake located near the intersection of Highway 129 and Happy Valley Road. The most convenient place to park is at the bridge where Abrams Creek enters Chilhowee. On this particular trip I took my son, Phillip on a paddle to the head of where the creek actually flows into the lake proper. We snorkeled of course and had a great day. I encorage all dads to get outside with their kids and see what God has created. In Romans 1:20 the Bible says that "God's nvisible qualities...have been clearly seen, being understood from what has BEEN MADE, so that men are without excuse" Dads, when you engage your son or daughter with water, a trail, a canoe outing, a sunset, the Persaid meteror shower in August, etc. you are setting up an opportunity not merely for recreation but for their DNA to come alive as they se their creator more clearly. In fact Phillip knows about this so much that he will not paddle past a floating bottle "polluting the earth". Now where did that come from? By the way, what is that wierd looking floating brain in the picture above?
In autumn 1979 My grandfather took me trout fishing one day along the banks of the Little Tennessee River. When we finished and got into his car he closed the door and said "Take a look...next week this will be a lake." In November, TVA closed the flood gates and Tellico Lake was born. Good-by to the Little Tennessee River as we knew it.
This website is about getting you excited to paddle the "finger lakes" of the Smokies. Since there is no going back, we should enjoy these five lakes. Here are photos and stories from Fontana, Cheoah, Calderwood, Chilhowee and Tellico Lakes.
Hey this is Jeff Wadley. I love the Smokies! I also enjoy guiding others into the mountains hoping they can expereince God's wonders and want to know more about Him.
I grew up in Gatlinburg and have hiked all the trails in the Smokies, have almost finished paddling the Little Tennessee River from Fontana to Ft. Loudon and am working on hiking all the trails in Joyce Kilmer, Slickrock, Citico, Gee Creek and Bald River Wilderness Areas.
I am the author of "Mayday! Mayday! Aircraft Crashes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park". It is my desire for you to enjoy the Smokies and at least consider the wonders of God's creation.