Nolichucky - Big Rocks

Nolichucky, Tennessee, US


Big Rocks

Usual Difficulty II+(III) (for normal flows)

Wheelin' on the Nolichucky

Wheelin' on the Nolichucky
Photo of Brian Day by Mark Mastalski taken 03/15/02

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03465500 650 - 900 cfs II+(III) 00h30m 1660 cfs (too high)

River Description

A nice little park and play spot.

For more info check out Chris Bell's Asheville Area Boating Page.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2001-10-03 03:04:49


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Big RockII+Playspot Photo

Rapid Descriptions

Big Rock (Class II+)

Big Rock Surfing

Big Rock Surfing
Photo of Wesley R. Bradley by Juli 'Blue' Lewis taken 09/17/05 @ 768 cfs

Wesley Surfing @768 cfs @ Big Rock

User Comments

Users can submit comments.
June 13 2008 (3834 days ago)
x (1)
cartwheels and blunts down to 500
September 8 2006 (4478 days ago)
x (1)
I agree - we've heard lots of people talking about how the hole was crap now, because of the rock,
but I disagree. Around 650 - 750 you can spin all day, and throw as clean of an end as you can, in
my case, pretty sorry. I've seen a couple of people tearing up the air at around 625 - 675. So, do
not be afraid. This spot is still worth it, especially for the closeness and ease of access from
the campground. Which brings up another note -

It costs $3.29 to park at the campground. Pay it. See it as insurance. Several boaters have had
their vehicles vandalized by idiotic locals on the opposite side of the river. If you see one of
these people messing with a car, please run over them.
September 7 2006 (4479 days ago)
x (1)
the hole at big rocks has a big stinky rock underneath it that will getcha below 400cfs. I
recommend getting in there around 700 or 800. My 7' 7" will go end to end in there at that

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