Flat Fork, North Prong - Panther Branch & Emory Gap Branch Confluence to Parking Lot

Flat Fork, North Prong, Tennessee, US


Panther Branch & Emory Gap Branch Confluence to Parking Lot

Usual Difficulty II-III(IV) (for normal flows)
Length 0.9 Miles
Avg. Gradient 200 fpm

Debord Falls

Debord Falls

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03540500 50000 - unknown cfs II-III(IV) 01h25m 1130 cfs (too low)

River Description

Located in Frozen Head State Park, the North Fork of the Flat Fork includes a 0.9 mile hike to the putin, a few logs to dodge, and an ankle-breaking 12ft waterfall that requires a great boof to land. This run offers mostly class II creeking with a few class III rapids. This short section, can be ran when everything else in the area is flooded and too high to run.

Camping Options

There is plenty of camping in Frozen Head State Park.

More Information

More information can be found here: Frozen Head State Park

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2006-06-22 23:37:26


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Emory Gap Branch & Panther Branch ConfluenceIIPutin
0.3Debord FallsIVHazard Waterfall Photo
0.9Parking LotIITakeout Hazard

Rapid Descriptions

Emory Gap Branch & Panther Branch Confluence (Class II)
This is the putin. It's also where the trail splits.

Debord Falls (Class IV, Mile 0.3)

Debord Falls

Debord Falls

This 12ft falls needs lots of water and a great boof. The pool is only a few feet deep.

Parking Lot (Class II, Mile 0.9)
This is the last parking lot at the end of the road in Frozen Head State Park. There's a concrete culvert that the creek flows through that you don't want to take your boat through. Make sure you know where the last eddy is located.

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