Lynn Camp Prong - to confluence with Thunderhead Prong

Lynn Camp Prong, Tennessee, US


to confluence with Thunderhead Prong

Usual Difficulty III-IV+(V+) (for normal flows)
Length 3 Miles
Avg. Gradient 200 fpm
Max Gradient 350 fpm

Lynn Camp final drop

Lynn Camp final drop

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03497300 3.60 - 6.00 ft III-IV+(V+) 00h21m 2.37 ft (too low)

River Description

This is a hike up run, and unless you plan on firing up the huge and intense Kick Yer Dog Falls, Thunderhead is usually a better way to go. Still, if you are looking to do something different, hike a couple three miles up this creek for some rhodo in your face, wood riddled, eddy scramblin fun.

Hiking up several miles yields non stop class 3-4 creeking with the last 3/4 mile sporting some serious drops. First is a cool multi tier waterfall series of around 20 feet, then the creek enters a tight little canyon. Right below a sticky 8 foot ledge is Kick Yer Dog Falls, a drop that looks like it was imported from the Raven's Fork Gorge. It is a twenty foot bouncy waterfall right into a super sticky five foot ledge hole, snaking right into a thirty foot slide with piton potential. The run out is in a hurry to say the least.

Below here is class 4 with one slide rapid and then the final manky drop into the confluence with Thunderhead Prong. As always, wood is always moving around in streams like this, so keep your head up and the eddys in sight.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2008-03-30 21:33:45


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User Comments

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August 3 2009 (3453 days ago)
x (1)
put in below kick yer dog two days ago, and walked three logs limboed one more. so much wood not
really worth the hike
March 3 2008 (3971 days ago)
x (1)
Tyler McNeely and Josh Wall We planned on running this on the way back from tellico. Run off is
really quick. Kick Yer Dog falls looks fun but the shelf above is really tricky looking and the
bottom of the falls looks really undercut if you hit it wrong and a 50/50 chance of a BAD piton. At
higher levels this would make a bad hole with a chance of a pin. The other drops look good to go.
August 2 2004 (5280 days ago)
Obadiah JenkinsDetails
ran from falls above kick yer dog down today. good beefy level. kick yer dog is one heck of a fun
run. Hatter ran from the bottom of kick yer dog down with me. good class III+-IV. no wood below
kick yer dog but some wood in the first part of the falls. will submit pictures soon.
April 22 2004 (5382 days ago)
Matt HortonDetails
Looked at it the same day kirk ran it. There is
about a mile of III-IV-ish boogie, with a double-
tiered class V set of drops, above the really
gnarly drops, but this section needs tons of
water to run. It probably wont be running unless
the half mile below Kick Yer Dog is really