Whitwell Directions

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Directions to Launch from Dunlap

  • From the center of Dunlap, proceed south on Hwy 127/Hwy 28.
  • Turn right onto Hwy 28. Go south about 12 miles to Whitwell.
  • Turn right at first traffic light and go to 4-way stop. Turn right onto Hwy 108. Climb mountain on Hwy 108.
  • Turn left onto Mt. Olive Road at the top of the mountain.
  • Go approximately 2.5 miles and look for a red brick house on the left with a new trailer beside it. The windsock may be visible in the winter.
  • Turn left onto a dirt road just after the brick house.

Directions to launch from Chattanooga

  • Take I-24W to Nashville.
  • Shortly after crossing Nickajack Lake, exit right at Hwy 28/Jasper/Dunlap Exit. There is also a small sign indicating Whitwell this exit.
  • Turn right onto Hwy 28.
  • Proceed to traffic light intersection with hospital on far right corner. Turn left.
  • Proceed to a 4-way stop.
  • Follow “Directions to launch from Dunlap” from this point.

Directions from launch to Church LZ

  • Turn right onto Mt. Olive Road.
  • Turn right onto Hwy 108.
  • Descend the mountain to the fork at bottom. Turn hard left.
  • Proceed to Whitwell First Baptist Church on right.
  • The LZ is behind the church.

Map of the Castle’s LZ