Big Creek - FR221/Peavine Road to US64

Big Creek, Tennessee, US


FR221/Peavine Road to US64

Usual Difficulty III-IV+ (for normal flows)
Length 5.9 Miles
Avg. Gradient 90 fpm

River Description

Big Creek watershed flows north from the Big Frog wilderness to the headwaters of Parksville Lake just above the private boater takeout for the Ocoee. The run remains in a remote gorge with excellent scenery.

The action starts about a half mile into the run. The first horizon line will signify a slot rapid on river left. Around half way through the trip rapids of difficulty will become more frequent. Scouting may be necessery at a few blind drops. One rapid is a 10ft ledge off the left side into a big pool. The right line drops off into a nasty boulder sieve. Once you come to rebar and an old dam, the gradient picks up again droping around 50 ft in a few hundred yards creating some nice drops to end the run.

As with all small watersheds watch out for wood on this one.

Here is a video of all the major rapids:

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Last Updated: 2015-01-06 04:42:46

Rapid Descriptions

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