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Difficulty IV-V
Length 3 Miles
Gauge TELLICO RIVER AT TELLICO PLAINS, TN
Flow Range 1500 - 4200 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 41 minutes ago 218 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 09/27/2010 5:46 pm

River Description


We ran this last week (Dec 2008) when the Tellico was 5.5 ft. The level was low/med. We put in off of Cherohala Skyway and took out at the confluence with the Tellico. The first 1.5 miles were flatwater with strainers. The last 1.5 miles contain some nice rapids with a couple of classic boofs. There are a couple of V's in there and one waterfall that lands on rocks that we portaged. The downside is all the wood. We barely made it out before dark due to the portages (some were tough).
This run is worth doing but not until we have a flood to scour the gorge. Portaging can be
difficult because the micro gorge is so steep in the last 3/4 mile before the confluence with the Tellico.- Dooley

 

 

For more information and water levels please click on the link below:

 

http://www.waldensridgewhitewater.com/tellico/turkeycreek.htm

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10 years ago

We ran this last week (Dec 2008) when the Tellico was 5.5 ft. The level was low/med. We put in off of Cherohala Skyway and took out at the confluence with the tellico. The first 1.5 miles were flat water with strainers. The last 1.5 miles contain some nice rapids with a couple of classic boofs. There are a couple of V's in there and one waterfall that lands on rocks that we portaged. The downside is all the wood. We barely made it out before dark due to the portages (some were tough). This run is worth doing but not until we have a flood to scour the gorge. Portaging can be difficult because the micro gorge is so steep in the last 3/4 mile before the confluence with the Tellico. -Dooley

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Chris Gorman
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15 years ago

Anyone got pictures? Never thought to look at this one

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1198262 09/27/10 mark cumnock fixed typo
1194074 06/08/04 Kirk Eddlemon n/a
1197911 07/04/10 Matt Muir Added text from comment and abstract.
1198261 09/27/10 mark cumnock added link for water levels