Tuckasegee - Section 1. Cedar Cliff Reservior to Cullowhee

Tuckasegee, North Carolina, US


Section 1. Cedar Cliff Reservior to Cullowhee (The Slab)

Usual Difficulty I-II(III) (for normal flows)
Length 9.4 Miles

Showing off for the camera

Showing off for the camera
Photo of Matt Rajala by Marc Cain

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.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2013-05-06 20:46:06


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.3The SlabIIIPlayspot

Rapid Descriptions

Eternity (Class II+, Mile 0.3)
Another playspot just down from The Slab.

The Slab (Class III, Mile 0.3)

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.

User Comments

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July 21 2010 (3036 days ago)
Jason DavisDetails
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. http://www.duke-energy.com/lakes/nantahala/nan-downstream-flow-releases.asp
October 5 2009 (3325 days ago)
x (1)
i heard that eternity washed out in the recent flood? anyone confirm this?
April 25 2007 (4219 days ago)
Kevin WilliamsDetails
Just a correction for AW it takes about 15-20 min for the water to reach the Slab Hole

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Associated Projects

  • Tuckasegee Relicensing (NC)
    AW signed a settlement calling for new dam releases, sweeping conservation measures, new access, and the removal of Dillsboro Dam in North Carolina.