Emory - 3. Nemo to Oakdale

Emory, Tennessee, US


3. Nemo to Oakdale

Usual Difficulty I-III (for normal flows)
Length 7 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03539800 450 - 50000 cfs I-III 01h04m 3480 cfs (running)
Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

River Description

The Emory river from Nemo to Oakdale is an easy float trip suitable for beginner paddlers.The scenery is good and all of the rapids are easy class 2 with the exception of Nemo rapid which is easy class 3.The putin is at Nemo bridge and the takeout is in Camp Austin.
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StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2010-09-27 17:00:36


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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September 27 2013 (1606 days ago)
simonkrzych (155765)
Emory River, Catoosa Road to Deermont Road/ Camp Austin Road Class 1-3 (listed on AW as Emory -3.
Nemo to Oakdale) - Minimum flow is 500 cfs on the Obed River Near Lancing, TN - Max flow is 5000
cfs - Run is 7 river miles - AW says "The Emory River from Nemo to Oakdale is an easy float trip
suitable for beginner paddlers. The scenery is good and all of the rapids are easy class II with
the exception of Nemo Rapid which is a easy class III. The put in is at Nemo Bridge and the take
out is in Camp Austin."
April 19 2011 (2498 days ago)
gary debacherDetails
Note that the river description refers to the Nemo to Camp Austin short run, and the shuttle is
described in the Waldenridge link. However, the AW map shows the full run ending at Oakdale, 9+
miles long. -G. DeBacher
May 17 2009 (3200 days ago)
x (1)
For a short video of Nemo Rapids, see the last photo on the Obed - OBJ to Nemo
April 24 2009 (3223 days ago)
gary debacherDetails
Ran from Nemo to Oakdale on 4-23-08. Discharge was 720 and dropping at Oakdale. This was enough
water to run without getting stuck. Nemo Rapid I snuck on the right. There were several class 2s
requiring careful maneuvering. Still, newbies should be OK at this level, and the pools between
rapids make for easy gear recovery. The run would be a little easier with more water.

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