Avg Gradient 60 fpm
Max Gradient 115 fpm
Quality (1 bad 3 good)
Scenery (1 bad 3 good)
Here is a map of the area, so you can know the general area.
This drop is in the middle section...photo
courtesy of Steven Cook of paddler David McConnell.......................
North River Campground
FS Road 217 runs alongside the river for the entirety
of the run.
The put-in is the North River Campground where the
river pulls away from the road.
Camping can be had at the put-in
Take-out at the confluence with the Tellico.
Are trees and you must scout the entire run from the
road before running it to make sure you know the
location of the strainers.
There is a hikers crossing and at higher water this
comes into play.
3.5 and above on the Tellico gage.
The North River is a a small feeder of the Tellico that
actually merges with the Tellico in its upper reaches to
help give it its size. Its a roadside stream
featuring a number of small ledges, the biggest being
almost 8-10 feet tall.
The ledges with good water can
be more fun that the normal the Tellico ledges section
One of the cascades its about 8 ft tall.............
This drop is in the middle section
Photo courtesy of Steven Cook of paddler
All photos below provided by Ray Knorr