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Difficulty II
Length 15.5 Miles
Gauge WEST FORK OBEY RIVER NEAR ALPINE, TN
Flow Range 200 - 10000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 37 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 02/11/2003 4:35 am

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Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to the Streams of Tennessee, B. Sehlinger and

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Jim Mazzola
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1 year ago

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

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Michael Smith
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11 years ago

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.

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Date Flow Result Factor  
1994-04-16 High Fatality Other Read More

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