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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: 43 minutes ago 1050 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/26/2007 10:15 pm

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
Rapid Thumbnail Missing
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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Summary of Gauge Readings

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

Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
SOUTH FK CUMBERLAND RIVER AT LEATHERWOOD FORD, TN
AW Gauge Info
1050 cfs 00h43m n/a
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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.

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

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