You may also want to check the Palmetto Paddlers and their Scheduled Trips to see if anything is planned. There are additional photos of the North Tyger in the Palmetto Paddlers photo album at Carolina Paddlers Assembly.
There is no takeout for this run. If you boat down to the South Tyger confluence and expect to take out you are in for a big surprise. The only takeout is an EXTREAMLY LONG unhappy hike up an old road bed to the South Tyger put in. This is really not a valid run but part of the normal North Tyger run listed elsewhere in the AW page.
You can take out at the hwy. 50 bridge which is about 1/3 mile downstream of the confluence. If you do try to take out at the actual confluence you would have a long hike. I am not sure about the land ownership at hwy. 50 bridge. I have only taken out there about once out of the 100+ times I have paddled the river.
The South and North must be done as one or suffer the terrible hike out. The level must be at least 900 cfs to make it worth the time. I have run it at 16' ,more like the Gauley with a lot of trees and strainers. Optimum would be 2000 to 3000 cfs.
This is a flashy watershed and the Delta gauge often does not accurately reflect the levels of the North Tyger. If you are not familiar with the North Tyger, I suggest soliciting local information. For current information about river levels, email Jim Spears who has graciously agreed to be a local contact. Local rainfall is critical. Two sites to post a planned trip on or to request information are Carolina Paddlers Assembly and Upstate Paddling. You will have to join these groups to post but they are open to the public. You may pick up some local paddlers as well as the North Tyger is a popular local reach when it is running.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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