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DAY IN SALTVILLE: On Your Own – Big Tumbling Creek
August 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm| Varies
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – 1:00 to 5:00pm
The salt of Saltville has been important to mastodons, Native Americans, and the military from the War of 1812 to today. Its well field wetlands have plants and birds which flourish in saline waters.
Big Tumbling Creek, a part of the Clinch Mountain Wildlife Management Area, is filled with waterfalls. It is a popular, local fishing stream, stocked several times per week with trout. Fishing along the seven miles of Tumbling Creek and its tributaries is permitted from 5 am until one hour after sunset during the season. Permits and licenses may be purchased online at the website below.
Directions: At I-81exit 35 at Chilhowie, turn north on Rt. 107 to Saltville, then west on onto Allison Gap Road and Rt. 613. Following signs, turn onto Tumbling Creek Road (Rt. 747).
Other Day in Saltville Activities:
Discovering Ice Age Animals of the Saltville Valley
Saltville Salt: Two Centuries of U.S. Military Importance
Tour of Saltville
Hardy Roberts Memorial Wave Pool
Stoney Point Railroad
Museum of Middle Appalachians
A Walk in the Well Fields