It comes out of NC into the southern side of the lake. Hwy 159 @poga rd. A friend of mine spends a week around there every summer and says the area as a whole is hard to beat.
I fear you may be right about warrior path. I hate to give up $40 of my gas/spending cash off the top like that, but as many times as I've Googled, Google mapped, etc, I still haven't found much else in the area