AW in the SouthEast

AW is in the final stages of several epic projects that will change the way we paddle in the Southeast. Remarkable volunteer efforts and the financial support of AW members have made this work possible. We have recently summarized the past 10 years of our efforts in the Southeast in our 2006 Southeastern Stewardship Report.

Southeast Advanced Release Schedule Set for 2019!

posted December 4, 2018
by Kevin Colburn
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It is looking like another great year to be a paddler in the Southeast! Over the past two decades American Whitewater has worked with affiliate clubs and partners to negotiate an awesome array of scheduled releases on river reaches previously dewatered by hydropower dams. Each year we help schedule these releases in an integrated manner that aims to maximize their recreational value. Read on to see the great line up for 2019! 

Gauley Fest - September 13-16, 2018 - Summersville, WV

posted September 4, 2018
by Mark Singleton
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Get your groove on baby! This year Gauley Fest is a 60’s themed event to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. To memorialize that historic event we are flashing back to another era for a 60’s throwdown. Started in 1983 to celebrate the derailment of a hydro-electric project that would have disrupted the flows on the Gauley River, Gauley Fest has grown to become the largest paddling festival in the world.

2018 Letter To Gauley Boaters From The NPS (WV)

posted August 21, 2018
by Mark Singleton
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American Whitewater received the following open letter to boaters from the rangers and staff of the Gauley River National Recreation Area. This letter will keep you up to date on important management actions of the National Park Service on the Gauley River. Enjoy your paddling season on this classic whitewater river. As in past years, American Whitewater has leased the field above Masons Branch, also known as the Legg field, for overflow parking.

Johnnies Creek Access Update (Summer 2018)

posted August 10, 2018
by Kevin Colburn
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AW has been in touch with True Adventure Sports, who have acquired access rights at the Mill Hole put in for Johnnies Creek. We are pleased to share an update the we worked with TAS to share with the paddling community. 

Upper Nantahala and Cascades Releases (NC) – September 29-30, 2012

posted September 19, 2012
by Mark Singleton
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The Upper Nantahala River and Cascades releases mandated from FERC Relicensing of the Nantahala River will begin September 29-30, 2012. Endless Rivers Adventures and the Nantahala Outdoor Center will provide free shuttles to boat launch areas on the bypass sections. All paddlers and spectators are asked to use these shuttles as key access points will be closed to parking to provide for put-in and take-out locations on the river sections.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Boating Beta

posted July 1, 2009
by Mark Singleton
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Keep this number for assistance in the Great Smoky Mountains Nation Park - (865) 436-1230. This number connects to the Park Dispatch Office and should be used in non-emergency situations. For boaters who regularly paddle in the Park it is advisable to program the number in your cell phone.


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Cheoah Release Sunday the 23rd 08:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 1000 cfs Cheoah @1000 8am-2pm & 850 2pm-4pm
Saturday the 22nd 08:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 1000 cfs Cheoah @1000 8am-2pm & 850 2pm-4pm
Upper Nantahala Release Friday the 14th 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST 250 cfs Upper Nantahala / Cascades @ 250 4pm-7pm
West Fork Tuck Gorge Release Saturday the 8th 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 250 cfs West Fork Tuck @ 250 10am-4pm
Cheoah Release Sunday the 26th 08:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 1000 cfs Cheoah @1000 8am-2pm & 850 2pm-4pm
Saturday the 25th 08:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 1000 cfs Cheoah @1000 8am-2pm & 850 2pm-4pm
Sunday the 19th 08:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 1000 cfs Cheoah @1000 8am-2pm & 850 2pm-4pm
Saturday the 18th 08:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 1000 cfs Cheoah @1000 8am-2pm & 850 2pm-4pm
Sunday the 12th 08:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 1000 cfs Cheoah @1000 8am-2pm & 850 2pm-4pm
Saturday the 11th 08:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 1000 cfs Cheoah @1000 8am-2pm & 850 2pm-4pm
Upper Nantahala Release Sunday the 28th 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 350 cfs Upper Nantahala / Cascades @ 350 10am-4pm
Cheoah Release 08:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 1000 cfs Cheoah @1000 8am-2pm & 850 2pm-4pm
Upper Nantahala Release Saturday the 27th 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 250 cfs Upper Nantahala / Cascades @ 250 10am-4pm
Cheoah Release 08:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 1000 cfs Cheoah @1000 8am-2pm & 850 2pm-4pm
West Fork Tuck Gorge Release Sunday the 21st 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 250 cfs West Fork Tuck @ 250 10am-4pm
Saturday the 20th 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 250 cfs West Fork Tuck @ 250 10am-4pm
Cheoah Release Sunday the 14th 08:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 1000 cfs Cheoah @1000 8am-2pm & 850 2pm-4pm
Tallulah 08:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 700 cfs Sundays @ 700
Saturday the 13th 08:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 500 cfs Saturday releases @ 500
Cheoah Release 08:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 1000 cfs Cheoah @1000 8am-2pm & 850 2pm-4pm
Sunday the 7th 08:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 1000 cfs Cheoah @1000 8am-2pm & 850 2pm-4pm
Tallulah 08:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 700 cfs Sundays @ 700
Saturday the 6th 08:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 500 cfs Saturday releases @ 500
Cheoah Release 08:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 1000 cfs Cheoah @1000 8am-2pm & 850 2pm-4pm
Sunday the 24th to 12:00 AM EST 600 cfs Cheoah @600 12am-12pm, 300 12pm through 3/25
Saturday the 23rd 08:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST 1000 cfs Cheoah @1000 8am-4pm, 600 4pm-12am
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Tallulah (GA) Releases Are Scheduled For Fall 2011
October 13, 2011

Gauley River (WV) Information for 2013
August 25, 2013

Fall 2013 Tallulah (GA) Release Reminders
October 10, 2013


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