Rivers and Creeks in Western North Carolina
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Rivers and Creeks in Haywood County, Western North Carolina
fishing, rafting, kayaking, canoeing and tubing.

Cataloochee Creek

Season: January - April
Cataloochee Campground to Waterville Lake
Class 2-3(4)
Minimum Suggested Level: 2.9 ft    Maximum Suggested Level: 10 ft
The Gauge for this Creek is located on the bridge.


Johnathans Creek

Route 1384 to Route 1338
Class 2-3    8.8 miles


Pigeon River

Season: The Gorge: Memorial Day - Labor Day Dam Released.
Others after a heavy storm.
Confluence East-West Fork to New Hepco Bridge
Class 1-3    26.7 miles


Dries River

Class 4-5    7.2 Miles
Average Gradient 126 fpm
Minimum Suggested Level: 350 cfs    Maximum Suggested Level: 1500 cfs


Big East Fork

3800 foot contour line to US Route 276 Bridge
Class 3-5    2.7 Miles

Blue Ridge Parkway to Highway 276
Class 4-5+



Big Creek to Hartford (Walters Power Plant to Hartford)
Class 3+    4.66 Miles
Average Gradient 33 fpm    Maximum Gradient 36 fpm
Minimum Suggested Level: 1400 cfs    Maximum Suggested Level: 2400 cfs


West Fork

Route 215/1129 Junction to Confluence with East Fork
Class 2-3    6.3 Miles
Minimum Suggested Level: 280 cfs    Maximum Suggested Level: 1000 cfs

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