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Printer Friendly Big South Fork of the Cumberland River (Clear Fork to O and W)

Big South Fork of the Cumberland River (Clear Fork to O and W)


Stretch: Clear Fork to O and W Bridge
Difficulty: Class II to IV
Distance: 8.4 miles
Flows: 500 to XX,000 cfs (heard of a 25,000 cfs run…) (Use confluence put-in below 1,000 and top of final canyon below 500 cfs). Check out American Whitewater's current flow gauge.
Gradient: 22.6 fpm to the confluence, then 27.3 fpm
Put-in: Honey Creek Loop Rd bridge
Take-out: O and W Road bridge
Shuttle: 22.3 miles (44 minutes one way, gravel)
Season: Year round (needs rain)
Written: © 2014

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