Difficulty I-II(IV)
Length 8 Miles
Gauge SOUTH FK CUMBERLAND RIVER AT LEATHERWOOD FORD, TN
Flow Range 500 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 53 minutes ago 326 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/03/2019 2:36 am

River Description


This 8 mile run is a float and paddle run with only one class IV rapid which is portagable. Canoes, kayaks, or rafts are all appropriate crafts for this run. Just keep in mind, much of this run is flat.

Camping Options
Camping can be found at the Bandy Creek Campground just a few miles to the west of Leatherwood Ford put-in.

Shuttle Directions
Complete shuttle directions can be found here.

Complete information on the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area can be found here.

Rapid Descriptions

Angel Falls

Class - IV Mile - 2
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This rapid is worth taking a look. Many people portage. It has claimed a few lives over the years due to an undercut rock on the left side of the channel. Don't blunder into this one.

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Gage Descriptions

Checkout the latest electronic gauge information at the Leatherwood gazebo located at the put-in.

Directions Description


We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

Date Flow Result Factor  
2009-05-17 Medium Fatality Other Read More
2001-04-18 High Fatality Inexperience Read More

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