We stayed in Linville, North Carolina for the majority of Spring Break. I was waiting for the kids to get their act together after breakfast so Mindy and I decided to walk down the road to the source of the Watuga River. I’m not sure if I’ve ever been to the source of a river before so I didn’t know what to expect. We walked down the road to where it was marked our the map in the cabin, found a small area that could fit a car and I proceeded to climb down the hill into the river.

The hill is mostly matted grass and fallen trees, about thirty yards down to the river. I was happy that it was a bit chilly so the chances of putting my leg into a nest of active copperheads was reduced. A short walk up the banks of the river and you can see the spring that is the source of the river.

Spring as the source of the Watuga River

Watuga River Source