Water Quality (1
bad 3 good) (acid
bad 3 good)
Watershed Map (to
find location and size of creek) Click
Special thanks to Steve Zerfos for making
is paddling friendly camping at the Big
in the winter.
Click here and
follow our homemade map to the put -in
at the Put-in.
Topo Map: Click
A special thanks to Randy Hale of NorthRiverGeographic for
These rain gauges are nearby to help you
figure out how much rain has fallen.
The put-in can be hard find there aren't
many real road signs.
Look on Page 24 of you Tennessee
Gazetteer , the look for hwy 108 outside
Whitwell TN. Okay here is the hard part,
look for Pocket Road. (It takes you to
Pocket Creek) keep going and look for this
road on the right coming from Whitwell,
You will turn right
here leaving from Whitwell on Hwy 108. This
road wasn't on the GPS or the Gazetteer.
Then go down this road..............it
will be pavement and will turn to gravel.
Look for this flat crossing...you can
miss it really easy...its the put-in.
that following spring it was confirmed by Tom
Bowen and crew. The run started out nice, but
when the gradient picked up, so did the
undercuts. The portage factor is high. Brian and
I imagined slides going into walls and
undercuts, and according to Tom Bowen his team
confirmed it. The others that I have talked to
about the run said never again, and to write if
off. Also the watershed head waters are very
close to Pocket Creek, but the personalities of
those creeks are totally different.