We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wilson Lick Ranger Station

Wayah Road, On FR 69, Franklin, NC 28734
Review Highlights
a step back in time

historical and picturesque set in a meadow. linger or just check it out for a few minutes. so glad... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Franklin, North Carolina
A nice stop on the way back from Wayah Bald Tower

Accessed by a dirt road good enough for most vehicles. There are homes along the drive up the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eric B
Nashville, North Carolina
via mobile
Read all 26 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Wayah Road, On FR 69, Franklin, NC 28734
Write a Review
Reviews (26)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

historical and picturesque set in a meadow. linger or just check it out for a few minutes. so glad it is still there.

Thank 162aubreyh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Accessed by a dirt road good enough for most vehicles. There are homes along the drive up the mountain. The Ranger Station is a small home and shed. The buildings are locked and windows shuttered, so you cannot see inside. The story board of how...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read the information and look at the homestead. Hard to think about living there 70 years ago. We had a picnic lunch on the grounds.

Thank Dudette537
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Stopped by this old house and imagined what it was like to live and raise a family in such a secluded manner. It's very quiet and no one around as you walk the grounds. Definitely stop by!

Thank Elizabeththecritic
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I gave this stop a 4 instead of a 5 because the actual building is locked up and you can't see inside at all. Most old building I have been too, have been open and you can walk in but they may have something to...More

1  Thank SmurfySmurfette80
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a great stop on the way to Wayah Bald Tower. Very quiet so much that it can be a little creepy actually. The tower is locked so you can not go inside. This is a great spot of a picnic and for photos....More

Thank hikinggirl70
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This was a nice stop on the way up to Wayah Bald. There was a lot of information on the history of the fire tower. The boys & I started to walk toward the houses but stopped when we found some paw prints in the...More

Thank ahclark2016
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful stop to see a well preserved ranger cabin constructed in the early 1900's. Several panels paint a vivid picture of the difficulties and hardship rangers faced in the early 20th century. Wildlife was plentiful as we saw turkeys, a hawk, and several gardner snakes....More

Thank rolltideTCP14
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We stopped by this neat little piece of history on our way up the Bald. Its a great way to stretch your legs. There is a story board with neat pictures of the early 1900's rangers who lived with their spouses in the home and...More

Thank carynman
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Be sure and stop here on your way up to Wayah Bald. Built in 1916, it was the first Ranger Station in the Nantahala National Forest. Set in a small clearing on the left side of the road with a small parking lot.  It's just...More

Thank BradandStacy41
Nearby Restaurants
Lakes End Cafe & Grill
46 reviews
8.54 km away
Wayah Cafe
9 reviews
9.32 km away
Fat Buddies Ribs & BBQ
375 reviews
14.39 km away
Thai Paradise
104 reviews
14.88 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wayah Bald Lookout Tower
201 reviews
2.37 km away
Wishon's Fishing Hole
7 reviews
16.30 km away
Lakes End Marina
19 reviews
8.53 km away
Rose Creek Mine
196 reviews
16.35 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Wilson Lick Ranger Station staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines