North River, Tennessee, US
North River Campground to Tellico River
||III-IV (for normal flows)
The North River is a Tributary of the Tellico. Its a beautiful roadside stream featuring a number
of small ledges, the biggest being about 5 feet tall.
FS Road 217 runs alongside the river for the entirety of the run.
The most common put-in is the campground where the river pulls away from the road.
Take-out at the confluence with the Tellico.
This run is mostly rather undefined 2-3- boogie water, with a fun 100 yard section with five nice
little cascades thrown in. The last 1/4 mile above the Tellico confluence has some good class 3+
boogie, though the road's impact to the streambed is noticeable. My personal preference is to park
at the ledges section and run them over and over, as it takes 2 minutes to carry back up and do it
There is a section of the river above the campground that looks good to go, but it will be some
class 5 creeking and log dodging.
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Last Updated: 2004-02-01 21:42:44