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Difficulty II-III
Length 17 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 12/08/2002 6:05 pm

River Description

This is said to be similar in difficulty to the lower Tellico. Doesn't run as often, though. The majority of the run is roadside. There are a number of good campsites along the river, along with numerous access points. The further upstream you go, the steeper it gets. There is one dam than may need to be portaged.

Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to the Streams of Tennessee, B. Sehlinger and D. Otey.

Rapid Descriptions


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chance sitzler
2 years ago

Around swirl hole bend where the creek splits into two channels there is a strainer across the whole creek if you take the left section. Also a mile or so after this a tree blocks all but a 4-5 foot gap on the left of the creek. Otherwise an extremely fun paddle when everything else is too high.

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Gage Descriptions

This one's likely to be running when the Tellico's in flood.

Directions Description

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USGS Tellico Gauge: The Rest of the Story

Joe Greiner

The new USGS Tellico River gauge is now online. How did it get there? Read about how American Whitewater and boaters like you worked to get this important gauge reported in realtime and onto the internet.

Terry Smith


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1191522 12/08/02 Terry Smith n/a