Pigeon River

The Pigeon River of western North Carolina and east Tennessee rises above Canton, North Carolina, is impounded by Walters Dam, enters Tennessee, and flows into the French Broad River, just past Newport, Tennessee. The river traverses the Pisgah National Forest and the Cherokee National Forest, and drains much of the northeastern Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The river takes its name from the passenger pigeon, an extinct bird whose migration route once included the river valley in North Carolina.
in NC, TN
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