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Smith River Blueway

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The Smith River Blueway is a cold water release float from Philpott Dam to Bassett with put-in locations in Franklin, Henry and Patrick Counties. Located at the base of Philpott Reservoir, the Smith River has strong and challenging currents during water releasing times.