Cullasaja - 5. Peaceful Cove Rd (NC-1677) to Fulton Rd (NC-1668)


Cullasaja, North Carolina, US

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5. Peaceful Cove Rd (NC-1677) to Fulton Rd (NC-1668)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 3.5 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
CULLASAJA RIVER AT SR 1620 NEAR HIGHLANDS, NC
usgs-0350056050 3.90 - 10.00 ft I-II 3y289d13h46m 2.91 ft (too low)


River Description

This section is mostly flatwater with occasional Class I-II rapids. It is a great teaching section for first time paddlers. It ends with a bigger II-II+ rapid with huge recovery pools and a big beach on river left. It's a great spot to teach ferrying, peelouts and eddy turns, though it is also the most polluted spot on the river that I have seen.

See also: Other sections of the Cullasaja:
0. Above the lakes (Class IV-V+)
1. Upper (Lake Sequoyah to below Cosmic Crunch) (Class )
2. Middle (Below Cosmic Crunch to Above Cullasaja Falls) (Class IV(V+))
3. Lower - Base of Cullasaja Falls to Peeks Creek Bridge (Class IV-V(V+))
4. Peeks Creek Rd (NC-1678) to Peaceful Cove Rd (NC-1677) (Class II(III))


StreamTeam Status: Verified
Last Updated: 2006-02-11 09:18:30

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Rapid Descriptions

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