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Ranger Station Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Tellico River

Ranger Station Info
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Put In:  Below Jerrods Knee
Take Out:  Below Ranger Road
Difficulty:  Class III
Gradient:  50 ft/mi
Run Length:  5 miles
Flow Information (phone):  Tennessee Valley Authority; 800-238-2264.
Good Level:  250-1,000 cfs
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April
Permit:  None presently required.
Hazards:  Undercut rocks and hydraulics.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Mixed
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  Numerous good campsites available in the area.
Location:  In the Southeastern U.S. (TN), 210 miles Southeast of Nashville
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: From Tellico Plains, Tennessee, take the left fork off TN 68 onto TN 165 and continue about a quarter mile to the Tellico River. Take the right fork at the bridge and drive upstream 4 miles to the Oosterneck parking area on the right. At the forks bear right onto Tellico River Road and drive about 5 miles to the bridge 200 yards below Jerrods Knee.

Take-out: Located one half mile below Ranger Road.

Towns near Ranger Station Kayaking

Athens Tennessee
Cherokee North Carolina
Cleveland Tennessee
Copperhill Tennessee
Erwin Tennessee
Gatlinburg Tennessee
Hartford Tennessee
Pigeon Forge Tennessee
Sevierville Tennessee
Tellico Plains Tennessee

Other Resources

Conservation Organizations
  • Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association
  • Southeastern Kayak Clubs
  • Chota Canoe Club
  • East Tennessee Whitewater Club
  • Tennessee Valley Canoe Club
  • U of Tennessee Canoe & Hiking Club