Water Quality (1 bad 3 good)
Scenery (1 bad 3 good)
Watershed Map (to find location and size of creek) Click Here
Special thanks to Steve Zerfeos for making the map.
Emory River: Canyon Section
Special thanks to Emily Marsh for the intel about the run.
7 miles long
This isn't free but it is
VERY paddler friendly
Here is Erik's hostel and is
his contact info is on Facebook.
Here is his link
Click Here for Erik's hostel and
If you would like to see some nice video footage of the Obed-Emory streams and other East Tennessee streams please enjoy Chris Arp's website CLICK HERE.
For more pictures of the Emory Canyon please visit Allen Pogue's site CLICK HERE.
No major issues.
Please see our flowpage.
Remember to always use Hwy 27 as your base guideline to get your bearings.
On Hwy 27 you will cross it leaving Wartburg.
Find Catoosa Road ,leaving Wartburg Tennessee, then once driving, you will come across Nemo Bridge.
Nemo Bridge is your take-out.
Move your mouse around on the map to see it better.
If you wind up finding better directions please contact us and we will update the site.
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This section runs thru a small mini-canyon. The walls are tall and can intimidate the Nanty boater who is use to having
a road beside them. It is a step above the Nanty for sure. This run is still perfect for a Nanty boater wanting to go
somewhere else, if they are ready to step it up, and have worked on their skill set.
The first section is pretty benign and will last for a about 2 1/2 miles, and then it picks up the pace and its true
gradient starts to show. For the most part the entire run is Class II. Near the end there is a harder rapid, that
is short, and try's to push it up to Class III. This run can be had a very high water. If run at high levels, the
Nanty boater needs to stay home due to flushing manner of the creek. Once you meet the Obed, its a straight shot to