Daddy's Creek, Tennessee, US
3. Antioch Bridge to Devils Breakfast Table Bridge
||III-IV (for normal flows)
Daddy's Creek Canyon scenery
Daddy's Creek Canyon sceneryPhoto by Robert Martin taken 03/15/02 @ 1.3?
What a terrific run! The first couple of miles has a lot of flat water with several Class II to
Class III- rapids to get warmed up. The confluence with Yellow Creek on river right is the sign
that the difficulty will soon pick up. Within a quarter mile you will see the clifts of the
"canyon" section with super whitewater in the form of ledges and play holes. The big
one here is "Rattlesnake" (Class IV+) which as you might guess is a double curved rapid
with a ledge at the end. By the way, the rattle is at the front and the "fang" is the
last ledge drop of the rapid which is ususally run center to right center.
Rob Martin contributed:
The scenery is spectacular! The water is emerald green. The whitewater is challenging without
being extreme. Just mentioning Daddy's Creek Canyon will bring a smile on anyone's face
who has expierienced this place.
Caution!! Access to Devil's Breakfast Table is controlled by the Tennessee
Wildlife Resources Agency. Catoosa WMA is closed for Feb 1 thru March 29, 2013 for a
wildlife rest period and access to the WMA is closed to all users and no vehicle access is
allowed. April 5-7, 12-14, 16-18, 20-21 (Young Sportsman Hunt), 23-25, 26-28, and April
30-May 2, 2013 are turkey hunts. During these hunting days, the Catoosa WMA access is restricted
to all but hunters. There are usually signs posted during hunts and rest periods
alerting you that the area and roads are closed to access. If you are uncertain, check at the NPS
Obed Wild and Scenic River office in Wartburg or with TWRA. TWRA has fined boaters in the past
for driving to and parking at the Devil's Breakfast Table parking area during these hunts and
restricted times. The fine has been as much as $142 per person.
TWRA Contact: Jim Lane (931) 456-2479.
An alternate access point below Devil's Breakfast Table is located about 2 miles downstream
on river left after the confluence with the Obed River, known as Obed Junction (OBJ). The
carry-out is up a 3/4 mile steep, rocky trail. The shuttle from Antioch Bridge to OBJ is 43 miles
in each direction. OBJ is very isolated with little traffic and has been the site of vandalism in
the past. Don't leave valuable items in your vehicles.
For more information about the creek, please click here.
To know the TSRA hunting schedule, please click here and look at the top header.
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Last Updated: 2013-05-24 09:40:26