Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association

   Protecting clean water and free-flowing rivers in TN since 1966.

Full Moon Overnight Paddle

  • Friday, October 30, 2020
  • Sunday, November 01, 2020
  • Cumberland Plateau

Spend a night on the banks of Clear Creek on the Cumberland Plateau. Full moon on Halloween, what better time for a paddling trip? This will be two days of flatwater-class II paddling and two nights of camping.

Water levels will dictate the run, but planned trip is Clear Creek from Hwy 127 bridge in Clarkrange to Jett Bridge on Genesis Road (24.5 miles). Backup plan is Leatherwood Ford Bridge in Big South Fork Recreation Area (BSF) to Blue Heron Mine (27 miles). Both runs are flatwater to class II with portages. Clear Creek has one portage, BSF has two portages.

Each participant must provide their own overnight gear, food, cooking utensils, and water. Think ultralight backpacking and dry bags. The trip is entirely self-supported, meaning your boat must hold food, clothes, camping gear, and everything else. Be sure you can keep your things organized, secure, and dry on the river. Average temps for late October/early November are low 40°F to high 65°F.

Resources

https://rootsrated.com/knoxville-tn/white-water-paddling/clear-creek-overnighter

https://www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/riverrundescriptions.htm

https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/2663/

http://www.leavenotracedude.com/lnt-waterway.php


Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, #58-1746179.

P.O. Box 159041 Nashville, Tennessee 37215-9041


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