Clear Creek - 3. Jett to Lilly


Clear Creek, Tennessee, US

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3. Jett to Lilly

Usual Difficulty II+(III) (for normal flows)
Length 2 Miles
Avg. Gradient 23 fpm

Clear Creek 2


Clear Creek 2
Photo of River by James Locke

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
CLEAR CREEK AT LILLY BRIDGE NEAR LANCING, TN
usgs-03539778 180 - 2000 cfs II+(III) 00h34m 149 cfs (too low)


River Description

Local expert (Ron Stewart, Box 1337, Chattanooga, TN 37401),GAGE=03539778 Clear Cr at Lilly Bridge
Runnable 180 cfs - 2000cfs
Oct-May
suitable for canoes and kayaks

 

 

For more information please click on the link below:

 

http://www.waldensridgewhitewater.com/obed_emory/ClearCreek.htm


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2013-02-05 03:07:33

Wet Bastards on Clear Creek

Detail Trip Report  Wet Bastards on Clear Creek  Clear Creek (Obed System), TN(543.88KB .jpeg)

Clear Creek 1

Detail Trip Report  Clear Creek 1  Clear Creek, TN(56.32KB .jpeg)

Clear Creek 2

Detail Trip Report  Clear Creek 2  Clear Creek, TN(21.14KB .jpeg)

Jet put-in

Detail Trip Report  Jet put-in  Clear Creek, TN(91.08KB .jpeg)

Jet put-in 2

Detail Trip Report  Jet put-in 2  Clear Creek, TN(109.18KB .jpeg)

Upstream Lilly Bridge at 26,000 cfs

Detail Trip Report  Upstream Lilly Bridge at 26,000 cfs  Clear Creek, TN(89.04KB .jpeg)

Downstream Lilly Bridge at 26,000 cfs

Detail Trip Report  Downstream Lilly Bridge at 26,000 cfs  Clear Creek, TN(98.78KB .jpeg)

Bottom of put-in steps at Lilly Bridge at 26,000 cfs

Detail Trip Report  Bottom of put-in steps at Lilly Bridge at 26,000 cfs  Clear Creek, TN(118.91KB .jpeg)

James enjoying at Jett to Lilly warm up

Detail Trip Report  James enjoying at Jett to Lilly warm up  Clear Creek, TN(88.28KB .jpeg)

Jomo at Jack's Rock Falls

Detail Trip Report  Jomo at Jack's Rock Falls  Clear Creek, TN(669.08KB .mpg)

Clear Creek at Lilly Bridge

Detail Trip Report  Clear Creek at Lilly Bridge  Clear Creek bridge, TN(134.36KB .jpeg)

Up a Creek...No Pun intended

Detail Trip Report  Up a Creek...No Pun intended  Clear Creek, TN(1.39MB .jpeg)

Lilly Bridge Rapid &Take-out

Detail Trip Report  Lilly Bridge Rapid &Take-out  Clear Creek, TN(191.20KB .jpeg)

The Grunch

Detail Trip Report  The Grunch  Clear Creek, TN(92.75KB .jpeg)

Jett Bridge Put-In

Detail Trip Report  Jett Bridge Put-In  Clear Creek, TN(250.14KB .jpeg)

Splash

Detail Trip Report  Splash  Clear Creek, TN(1.51MB .jpeg)

The Line

Detail Trip Report  The Line  Clear Creek, TN(1.56MB .jpeg)

Tennessee paddling

Detail Trip Report  Tennessee paddling   @Clear Creek 3. Jett to Lilly , TN(391.85KB .jpeg)


Gauge Information

We have no additional information about how various flows affect runnability (or playability) of this section of river. If you can provide additional information, please either directly contact the StreamTeam member for this reach, or add a 'comment' or a 'report' with your information to help out your fellow boaters.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
CLEAR CREEK AT LILLY BRIDGE NEAR LANCING, TN
usgs-03539778 180 - 2000 cfs II+(III) 00h34m 149 cfs (too low)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
180 -2000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable II+(III)

Report - Reports of Clear Creek 3. Jett to Lilly and related gauges

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
Clear Creek [TN] Jet put-in 2 n/a James Locke
337d14h06m /Clear Creek-3. Jett to Lilly [TN] Tennessee paddling 0 cfs Chuck Slattery
> 10 years Clear Creek [TN] The Line 2.5 at Jett Mark Meszaras
> 10 years Clear Creek [TN] The Grunch 153 cfs 5.31ft Douglas McCoy
> 10 years Clear Creek [TN] Jett Bridge Put-In 25 cfs Douglas McCoy
> 10 years Clear Creek [TN] Lilly Bridge Rapid &Take-out 25 cfs Douglas McCoy
> 10 years Clear Creek [TN] Up a Creek...No Pun intended 1200cfs at Oakdale chase Tedder
> 10 years Clear Creek bridge [TN] Clear Creek at Lilly Bridge 1200 cfs at Oakdale chase Tedder
> 10 years Clear Creek [TN] James enjoying at Jett to Lilly warm up 2 ft at Jett Bridge James Locke
> 10 years Clear Creek [TN] Bottom of put-in steps at Lilly Bridge at 26,000 cfs 26,000 cfs James Locke
> 10 years Clear Creek [TN] Upstream Lilly Bridge at 26,000 cfs 26,000 cfs James Locke
> 10 years Clear Creek [TN] Jomo at Jack's Rock Falls 750 cfs James Locke
> 10 years Clear Creek (Obed System) [TN] Wet Bastards on Clear Creek ? Michael Spanjer

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User Comments

Users can submit comments.
March 23 2017 (423 days ago)
Crisler (158104)
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"
May 6 2016 (744 days ago)
Crisler (158104)
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.
May 5 2015 (1111 days ago)
simonkrzych (155765)
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.
April 26 2015 (1120 days ago)
simonkrzych (155765)
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.
April 8 2015 (1138 days ago)
simonkrzych (155765)
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.
December 7 2014 (1260 days ago)
Nhinckley (156905)
Here's a video: https://vimeo.com/113674271
September 17 2013 (1706 days ago)
simonkrzych (155765)
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.
March 13 2010 (2990 days ago)
mbarchie (151519)
The tree across the river has been cut and the river right passage is clear. The root ball is now
100 feet down stream but did not present a problem.
February 20 2010 (3011 days ago)
Derrick ZinggDetails
The strainer discussed in the previous comment is across the large rock that forms the entrance to
Washing Machine rapid. The root ball essentially blocks the river right line around the rock. A
portage on river left is the safest alternative.
February 14 2010 (3017 days ago)
cvetter (151488)
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.
February 9 2009 (3387 days ago)
Michelle McKenzieDetails
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

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