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Baywood Public Boat Landing


Elevation: 2325 ft.

This boat ramp is towered over by the US-58/US-221 Bridge. The area is heavily wooded with a small creek entering the river along its northern edge. This is an ideal place to drop a canoe into the river for a quiet cruise. The sassafras and yellow poplar trees are teaming with song sparrow and indigo bunting. Further back in the woods, red-eyed vireo can be heard singing along with cardinal and blue jay. Keep looking up periodically for turkey vulture and red-tailed hawk soaring overhead. One never knows when an osprey or bald eagle may fly by!


Physical Coordinates: 36.613768, -81.045807

From Independence, head east on US-221/US-58/E Main St, turn left just after the bridge, and follow that road to the parking area.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: (276) 773-3711,
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily

Seasonal Bird Observations


  • Parking
  • Kayak/Canoe Launch
  • Site Viewable Only By Boat
  • Boat Ramp