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    Default Shuttle from newfound gap to fontana dam

    Looking for a shuttle july 25th from newfound gap nc to Fontana dam nc around 5 or 6 pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramdino View Post
    Looking for a shuttle july 25th from newfound gap nc to Fontana dam nc around 5 or 6 pm.

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    try hike inn or a walk in the woods.......

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    Not going to be cheap (perhaps around $200?).
    While I think there is a shuttle driver that operates out of the Fontana area, the only shuttle services I'm familiar with around GSMNP is 'A Walk In the Woods' and 'AAA Hiker Services'. But both are based around Cosby. So it's a long (read expensive) drive to New Found Gap, out to Fomtans, and back home (over 5 hours total for these shuttle companies based round trip).

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    While I think there is a shuttle driver that operates out of the Fontana area,



    thats A Hike Inn......

    which is give or take, a mile from the road to the dam..............so like 2-3 to actual dam...

    back in 09, they charged me 100 bucks to go from the marina's bathroom (cause its at the top of the hill) to the parking lot of clingmans....

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    The smokies is known for having pricey shuttles. When roads dont go straight to and from point A and B that is to be expected.

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    I called both of the ones listed above to go from Cades Cove to NFG, which is considerably shorter, and they wanted in the neighborhood of $150. For that section I seriously considered hitchhiking (but changed my plans), your route would be a challenging hitch.

    I whitewater kayak that area, and have found if you look the part (wearing a lifejacket, backpack, etc.) People usually give you a ride if they are heading that way. People usually aren't heading along the road from NFG to FD.

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    It's a trip of 210 miles for me, estimated 5 hours. At .50 a mile and $15 an hour, that would be 105 + 75 = $180
    If you can't get a "legit" shuttle service, send me an IM, and we might work something out.

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    Default Shuttle from newfound gap to fontana dam

    I used Steve Claxton 828-479-9608. Fontana to NOC. He quoted me a good rate for Newfound to Fontana and even Davenport to Fontana. On time and a good driver.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy1 View Post
    I used Steve Claxton 828-479-9608. Fontana to NOC. He quoted me a good rate for Newfound to Fontana and even Davenport to Fontana. On time and a good driver.


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    Steve is going through some serious health issues right now...

    he may have turned his shuttling over to someone while he takes care of himself....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNhiker View Post
    Steve is going through some serious health issues right now...

    he may have turned his shuttling over to someone while he takes care of himself....
    I hate to hear that. Seemed like a super nice guy.


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    if you need a shuttle still call me, donald ballard the further shuttle 7723210905 . i'm commercially insured and as well known shuttle driver. peace and thank you

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