Obey, West Fork - TN 85n Bridge to Dale Hollow Lake

Obey, West Fork, Tennessee, US


TN 85n Bridge to Dale Hollow Lake

Usual Difficulty II (for normal flows)
Length 15.5 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03415000 200 - 10000 cfs II 00h55m 171 cfs (too low)
Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

River Description

Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to the Streams of Tennessee, B. Sehlinger and
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2003-02-11 04:35:53

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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April 9 2018 (282 days ago)
Jim MazzolaDetails
Identified Put-in is potentially private and gated and blocked by local landowner. Use address of
1414 Wilder Rd, Allred,Tn just up the road on Puncheon Creek. Scrapy short paddle to river. Typical
Take-out address is 3210 Jamestown Hwy, Alpine, Tn. under bridge. 6 Mile paddle from these points
April 8 2008 (3935 days ago)
Michael SmithDetails
Ran this on 4-5-08 from the put in near the hwy85 bridge to the hwy52 bridge around a 5mi run. 5ft
on the guage at take out.1400cfs probably. very pushy but lots a fun. big waves. class III at this
level. great scenery with waterfalls entering from both sides throughout. there are a some hazards
to be aware of. About a quarter mile from put in or less is a steel cable hanging from an old foot
bridge. you can easily go underneath it on river left. Also between mile 1-2 is a river wide
strainer, a large tree. At this level it is just below a section of rapids so pay attention. At
this level boats could go over its top thinner branches on river left. At lower levels you can duck
under the thick trunk on river right...........................Directions to put in, driving on
hwy85 northbound decend the switcbacks once you cross the bridge over the west for obey river
continue to drive and look for a cemetery on right, turn sharp right on gravel road at cemetery and
follow down to put in. short drive to take out turn right on hwy after leaving put in drive a few
miles to hwy52 turn right drive to bridge and park.