Local expert (Ron Stewart, Box 1337, Chattanooga, TN 37401),GAGE=03539778 Clear Cr at Lilly Bridge Runnable 180 cfs - 2000cfs Oct-Maysuitable for canoes and kayaks
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3/19/17 950cfs, CT, Eli, G, Sam and James. We did 2 laps. Perfect level, there were still eddies but the pools had flow and there were some great surf waves. Boys did well in their kayaks, Sam got 3 combat rolls. Both boys got surfed a bit at the bottom of the Grunch but came through upright.
3/20/17 640 cfs, CT, G, Sam and James. Good level, more eddies and less surf waves. Sam surfed at "baby toilet bowl" and did ferries and eddy catching at "toilet bowl"
5/3/16 625cfs Barnett to Lilly, Ct and Josh in raft, G and eli in canoes. Brian in kayak. Nice level, no new wood and everyone had good lines.
5/4/16 Jett to Lilly, G and eli in canoes, CT is sitontop, josh in ducky. everything was smooth. there were a few nice surf spots and G caught lots of eddys in lilly rapid.
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4/27/15, 370cfs, G's first trip in Octane 85, Eli and spanish fly, and CT in probe 12. we caught eddys and made ferrys, G got a good redemption run at the Grunch and caught lots of eddys in lilly rapid.
4/22/15 760 cfs, G and Eli in spanish flys, CT in grabner, and Jared in ducky. Felt like an ideal flow, still had defined features in the rapids and plenty of push through the pools. G flipped on the second ledge of the Grunch and caught every eddy in Lilly rapid. 2 hour river time.
4/6/15, 250 cfs, drizzly skies with highs in the low 60's. G and Eli in spanish flys, and ct in kayak. it was a great time catching eddys, making ferrys and G styled the boof over the Grunch (the pourover about 2/3 the way through the trip). No swims, just smiles.
Clear Creek, Genesis Road/TN-298 (Jett Bridge) to Ridge Road (Lilly Bridge) Class 2+ (listed on AW as Clear Creek - 3. Jett to Lilly).
- Minimum flow is 150 cfs for canoes, 400 cfs for Avon Ranger on Clear Creek at Lilly bridge near Lancing, TN.
- Max flow is about 2,000 cfs.
- Run is 2 miles.
- For detailed rapid list and description see Clear Creek notes.
Caution, there is a tree across the river about 100 yds past the Grunch ledge. The root ball is in the river right line (Bad looking strainer) around the rock and the top is across the left line around the rock.
Ran this section @ 160cfs on 2-8-09 & had no issues finding enough water to get down w/o paint loss. Great level for teaching & practicing water reading! M. Miller
8 years ago
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Jett Bridge Put-In
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Clear Creek 2
Clear Creek 1
Jomo at Jack's Rock Falls
Bottom of put-in steps at Lilly Bridge at 26,000 cfs
Downstream Lilly Bridge at 26,000 cfs
Upstream Lilly Bridge at 26,000 cfs
James enjoying at Jett to Lilly warm up
Up a Creek...No Pun intended
Clear Creek at Lilly Bridge
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