Lakes & Rivers

Wise Lake ReservoirWise, Wise County

The Wise Reservoir provides the water supply for the Town of Wise. Although heavily used by anglers and picnickers, this is also a good venue for wildlife watching. Mixed woodlands surround the waterbody, and walking trails around the reservoir allow the naturalist to explore these forests.
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Heart of Appalachia Bike Route and Scenic DriveWise, Wise County

The trail runs from Burke’s Garden/Tazewell to Guest River Gorge/Wise County.  The 128 mile ride with 40 miles side trails treks through backroads, rails to trails, single track, historic sites,  natural preserve, wilderness area, a swinging bridge, three scenic rivers, farms, coal country, and gorgeous views in the far southwestern counties of Tazewell, Bland, Russell, and Wise and crosses […]
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Appalachian Wonders LoopWise, Wise County

If you’re visiting Wise County and want to venture through the beautiful Jefferson National Forest, then the Appalachian Wonders Loop is a great place to start. Located within the Cumberland Plateau, this trail is home to 24 species of breeding warblers, 4 species of thrushes, a diverse selection of flora, salamanders, insects, and mammals, including […]
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