Class IV New River, TN

New River to Leatherwood Ford (New River Bridge to Leatherwood Ford)

New River, for its first six miles is a placid stream, the drop in the last two miles picks up considerably and some Class II-III ledges appear. The last 7.5 miles are run on the Big South Fork River which contains several Class III-IV drops.

Section Details

Trip Length Full Day, 15.5 Miles
Notes The only available camping along this section is back country permit only.
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Permit No
Manager National Park Service
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail No
Partner Information
Description American Whitewater