Class II Hiwassee River, NC/TN

Hiwassee River

The Clay County section of Hiwassee River between Tusquittee Road and Sweetwater Park, particularly from the Lance Cove Road area downstream, has significant rapids (Class II+ & III) when TVA is operating Chatuge Dam at full generation capacity. This beautiful section offers thrills, but also serious hazards, and should not be attempted by beginning canoeists or kayakers at high flow. Rafters too, must take caution, and anyone floating this section should make sure to launch under safe conditions. (Source: Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition)

Section Details

Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail No
Partner Information
Description American Whitewater