Pattons Run Overlook, Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina

Imagine pulling off along a mountain overlook to listen to the peaceful sounds of a gentle river and the rustle of fallen autumn leaves. Pattons Run Overlook is a beautiful stop along scenic US-74 in Nantahala National Forest. Nestled among a few graceful curves of country road, this place is a must see if you are cruising through the mountains. It is located between the quaint towns of Wesser and Topton along the banks of the Nantahala River!

Pattons Run Overlook, Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina

Also here at the stop is a small trail that leads down to the river which allows as a place to load and unload kayaks or tubes. Overall this scenic overlook gives passerby a wonderful place to take some photos while exploring the river! Established in 1999, Pattons Run Overlook has been visited by many excited tourists and locals searching for some nature fun.

Thanks for reading and as always, keep on truckin’!

-Violet Sky

About the Author Violet Sky

Violet Sky has had a life long passion for adventure! Growing up in Michigan and spending time traveling to over 31 states on family vacations by her eighteenth birthday gave her an appreciation for the open road. After finding the most beautiful beach she has dedicated her home port to Panama City Beach, Florida.

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