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Difficulty I-II(III)
Length 9.4 Miles
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Reach Info Last Updated 05/06/2013 8:46 pm

River Description

The playspot know as "The Slab" can be found in this stretch below the reservior.

From Linwood:

The Slab and Eternity, both are on the East Fork of the Tuck. To get there from Waynesville, take highway 74 west to exit 85 towards Sylva. Travel a mile or so, to the second traffic light. Take a left onto route 107 towards Cullohwee. Travel for about 10 - 15 miles or so on 107. Just after an Exxon station on your left you will cross over the East Fork of the Tuck. Turn left immediately after onto Shook Cove road. Travel about 2 miles, you will start going up hill and around a few sharp turns. Look for a well used pull off on the right. The Slab is downstream about 50 yards from the pull off. There is a well worn path down the hill directly above the slab. The other hole Eternity is down stream about an eighth of a mile, a lot of people run down to Eternity and just walk back to the car up the street. The East Fork of the Tuck is dam controlled, but runs most days especially in the time when the Nanty is off.

The Phone number to call is 866-332-5253, listen for the report on the East Fork and that will tell you when it will be running.

Rapid Descriptions


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Another playspot just down from The Slab.

The Slab

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WCU students built this playspot so they didn't have to drive over to Nantahala to play. Easy park and play area with adequate parking.


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Barron Martin
1 month ago

Great play spot when running 600-900 cfs

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Garrett Slobey
1 year ago

The phone number does not work for the release schedule. Like the last person asked, is the nanty/east fork the correct release schedule online for this spot? Bueller.....?

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Jason Davis
9 years ago

Does the dam always release really early in the morning? Every time I've checked it starts between 2 and 3am. Anyone recommend a good hotel in Cullowee? Also, this appears to be the new release schedule.

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10 years ago

i heard that eternity washed out in the recent flood? anyone confirm this?

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Kevin Williams
12 years ago

Just a correction for AW it takes about 15-20 min for the water to reach the Slab Hole

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John Stevenson
14 years ago

Nantahala Power posts the generation schedule for three days (though myself and others have noticed they are not 100% accurate)<br

Another note is that USGS has provided a new gauge about a mile from Eternity.,00060
The guages is within 1 hour from the dam.

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Call 866-332-5253

Listen for the report on the East Fork of the Tuckeseegee.
Usually takes 3-5 hours for the water to reach the Slab Hole.

There are scheduled releases for 2013 on both the East and West Forks Link -

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1202048 05/06/13 Lee H Thonus