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Printer Friendly Nolichucky River (Gorge)

Nolichucky River (Gorge)


Stretch: Poplar NC to Erwin TN
Difficulty: Class III to III+
Distance: 7.8 miles to 8.9 miles
Flows: 900 cfs (some run it lower… but 1,200 felt low for the bottom 5 miles) to ?,000? (Heard over 3,500 cfs it starts to get pushier and meaner). American Whitewater's flow page.
Gradient: 42 fpm for 2.7 miles and then 30 fpm for the remainder
Put-in: Parking area where 197 meets the river
Take-out: Chestoa Recreation Area near the bridge in Erwin TN
Shuttle: 14.3 miles (30 minutes one way)
Season: Winter and Spring, Rain. (Also runs lower most of the summer)
Written: © 2015

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