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Difficulty III-IV(V+)
Length 5 Miles
Flow Range 500 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 11 hours ago 52.6 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 12/21/2006 10:16 am

River Description

There are really two different runs on Moccasin Creek. One option is to drive all the way to the end of W Wildcat Rd. and put in on the headwaters near a wildlife opening. The stream is open and shallow but surprisingly deep in spots. This option take lots of water and has some disadvantages including LOTS of trees and one huge waterfall that proably must be walked. There is a nice trail and campsite on the river right. The second and more realistic option is to carry up the Hemlock Falls trail for a mile or more. The trail degrades quickly after Hemlock Falls but there are plenty of difficult and large rapids in this section. Most boaters will probably take out at the WMA trailhead but you can boat all of the way down to Lake Burton. There is a small dam for the trout farm ten yards above the final road crossing. Please walk around the dam to keep the Park folks happy. Remember this is a popular trout fishing creek.

Rapid Descriptions

Hemlock Falls

Class - 5.0 Mile - 4
A vertical waterfal with scetchy landing zones. If you carry up from the bottom this is almost at the one mile point.


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10 years ago

rapids: (from top) hemlock falls, ambrose alley, corner box, little hemlock falls, jungle boogie, big snake, double dog and alien eyeball. enjoy!

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Hemlock Falls is dammed up from lots of fallen trees just below the actually falls. A few hundred yards down stream is a nice falls/slide that can be ran but be careful of the undercut.

Gage Descriptions

The gauge is on Tallulah the nearest stream. A reading of 400 cfs is a good estimate and if it is too low just drive 15 minutes over to Tallulah - 2 and run that nice gorge instead.

Directions Description

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