Scotts Creek - Willets-Ochre Hill to Addie

Scotts Creek, North Carolina, US


Willets-Ochre Hill to Addie

Usual Difficulty III-IV(V) (for normal flows)
Length 2 Miles

The one with the tree...

The one with the tree...
Photo of Ben Bergen by Shane Williams @ med.

River Description

Trip Report on low water run down Scott's Creek in WNC

From: BoaterTalk
Date: Oct 18 2004, 2:33 GMT
From: waterwagon

After an initial road scouting a friend and I decided to take a low water run down Scott's Creek in Jackson County, NC. I am sure this section has probably been run, but have never heard any locals talk about it. So after a short shuttle, we put onto the creek approximately a half mile above the first gorge. As the creek began to constrict the seemingly minimal water was sufficient enough to float without much scraping. As we rounded the first corner we were pleasantly suprised to see that the creek remained constricted with new horizon lines around each corner. Although the section we ran was fairly short, approximately 1.5 miles, it was packed with action. For the most part it was class 3-4 with at least one 5. There is some wood but with the exception of one rapid was mostly fairly benignly placed. All in all a great day despite the low water. This section would be a blast with just a little more water, very technical mostly boulder drops. The biggest drop is probably less than ten feet but all are very tight.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2004-12-08 15:21:39

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