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Printer Friendly Island Creek (Lower)

Island Creek (Lower)

Stretch: Catoosa Bridge to the Emory
Difficulty: Class III+ to IV (IV+)
Distance: 2.4 miles
Flows: ~0.8' to +2' (1.1' felt on the low side of optimal) Gauge is located on the put-in bridge, downstream side of the center pillar. Look for at least 1" of rain over the previous day. But no guarantees.
Gradient: 109 fpm average
Put-in: Catoosa Bridge
Take-out: Downstream of Nemo Bridge on the Emory
Shuttle: 2.3 miles (10 minutes one-way)
Season: Winter/Spring from rain...
Written: © 2015
Featured in A Wet State #103, A Wet State #136, and A Wet State #150

Mi 2.2:

Take-out: Take highway 27 to Wartburg. Upon entering Wartburg turn left on Main St. Follow signs to Nemo access which will jog you south one block before turning right onto Catoosa. Follow this for 5.5 miles down to Nemo Bridge. The best access is to drive down the dirt road on the left 100 feet before the bridge . follow this down and part just as you start to climb a small hill. Look for the trail which comes up near the bottom of that small dip before the hill.

Put-in: Continue over the bridge over the Emory on Catoosa Rd. After you climb you will enter an open field, turn left to stay on Catoosa and then follow this to the Catoosa Wilderness sign where you will turn left at the fork. This follows the river down to the bridge over Island Creek. This is put-in. The gauge is on the downstream side of the bridge.

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