Daddy's Creek - 2. Sutton Dam to Antioch Bridge

Daddy's Creek, Tennessee, US


2. Sutton Dam to Antioch Bridge

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 13 Miles
Avg. Gradient 21 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03539600 2.60 - 7.60 ft I-II 00h48m 2.37 ft (too low)

River Description

Paddlers Guide to the Obed Emory
This run starts slow for the first two miles and than builds with
a mini gorge containing 3 class 2+ rapids. After 3 more miles of flat water there is a nice set of
about 10 class 2+ rapids. Total distance is over 6 miles.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2013-10-16 20:44:11


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
2.0Wave 2 DaddyIIPlayspot Photo
4.0Murphy's MayhemIIHazard Photo
4.2Puff DaddyIIPhoto
4.3Ay PapiIIPhoto
4.5Come to DaddyIIHazard Photo
5.5Daddy's RightIIHazard Photo

Rapid Descriptions

Wave 2 Daddy (Class II, Mile 2.0)

Wave 2 Daddy rapid at 5ft

Wave 2 Daddy rapid at 5ft
Photo by Simon K taken 04/30/14

Large wave train in high water @ 5ft

Murphy's Mayhem (Class II, Mile 4.0)

Murphy's Mayhem

Murphy's Mayhem
Photo by Simon taken 04/02/14

Cut hard left to avoid strainer and undercut rock on rivers right.

Puff Daddy (Class II, Mile 4.2)

Puff Daddy

Puff Daddy
Photo by Simon taken 04/02/14

Easy Class II that funnels straight through a small chute with a wave at the bottom.

Ay Papi (Class II, Mile 4.3)

Ay Papi

Ay Papi
Photo by Simon taken 03/18/14 @ 2.70 ft

Nice easy Class II rapid that has a few rocks to navigate through before a small spillover wave.

Come to Daddy (Class II, Mile 4.5)

Come To Daddy

Come To Daddy
Photo by Simon taken 04/02/14


Class II with a few moves in a small rock garden.

Daddy's Right (Class II, Mile 5.5)

Daddy's Right

Daddy's Right
Photo by Simon taken 04/02/14


Easy Class II with a large rock wall on the left with undercut on river left.

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