Wilson Creek, North Carolina, US
|Usual Difficulty||IV (for normal flows)|
1.5 mile hike to put-in.
AFWS Current Rainfall Data for Caldwell County.
Gauge 1835, Edgemont, is at the take-out for this section.
Upper Wilson actually starts above US-221 on Grandfather Mountain. Seldomly (if ever) run
it is just a pile of boulders all the way down to the confluence with Little Wilson. From
Little Wilson down to the traditional put-in for Upper Wilson (on the trail out of Gragg, NC) are
several more portages and lots of wood. If you are the adventurous type then run Little
Wilson from FR192 down to Wilson creek and run Upper Wilson down to Edgemont, NC
Management plan outlining the direction intended to protect and enhance Wilson Creek’s values and protect its free-flowing condition.