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.
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.
Great play spot when running 600-900 cfs
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.....?
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.
i heard that eternity washed out in the recent flood? anyone confirm this?
Just a correction for AW it takes about 15-20 min for the water to reach the Slab Hole
Nantahala Power posts the generation schedule for three days (though myself and others have noticed they are not 100% accurate)
Another note is that USGS has provided a new gauge about a mile from Eternity.
The guages is within 1 hour from the dam.
2 months ago
by Kevin Colburn
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 - http://www.duke-energy.com/pdfs/Tuckasegee_Recreation_Flow_Calendar_2013.pdf
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