FIRES CREEK LOOP
From the intersection of Settawig Road and US Hwy 64 turn right and drive 1.4 miles to Fires Creek Road. Hill’s Gas Station in on the corner. Make a left onto Fires Creek Road. In 3.8 miles you will find the entrance to the Fires Creek Recreation Area on your left. The picnic area and hiking trails are located 1.8 miles from the main road. It features paved and unpaved trails, waterfalls, primitive and horse camping areas.
If exiting from visiting the recreation area, turn left, otherwise, continue on Fires Creek Road as it meanders through the countryside following alongside the Hiawassee River.
Reaching the stop sign at the intersection of Fires Creek Road and Tusquittee Street, make a right. Continue past the Moss Memorial Library to the stop sign and make a left to follow the road to the Veterans Recreational Park, located on the site of a seventeenth century Native American town.
If you turn right at the Library instead, you can visit the Town of Hayesville Centennial Exhibit.)
Entering the Recreational Park, drive through and pass the ball fields and at the rear parking lot you will be able to tour the newly expanded Clay County Indoor Recreational Facility offering exercise equipment, basketball, courts, etc.
You can take a short walk from the parking area past the last Ball field and over a small bridge to “Spike Buck Mound”, the original site of the Quanassee Indian Village during the 1500’s & 1600’s.
Upon leaving the park, turn left and follow the road to the traffic light at the intersection of US Hwy 64. Make a right there and make your 2nd right and it will take you back to the Clay County Chamber of Commerce office.