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

Soco Creek

US 19-Soco Creek Road to US Route 441 Bridge
Class 2-4  •  8.5 Miles



Section 0
Upper Upper Tuck

Above Tanasee Creek Reservoir
Class 3-5  •  4.5 miles
Average Gradient 93 fpm  •  Maximum Gradient 140 fpm

Section 1
The Slab

Cedar Cliff Reservoir to Cullowhee
Class 1-2(3)  •  9.4 Miles

Section 3
Dillsboro to Rt. 1392

Class 2(3)  •  5 Miles

Section 5
Whittier to Bryson City

Class 1-3  •  8 miles
Minimum Suggested Level 1000 cfs


West Fork

Thorpe Dam to Tuckagee River
Class 3-4+ (5)  •  9.5 Miles
Average Gradient 143 fpm


Panthertown Creek

Panthertown Creek is located on the Highlands Ranger District and managed by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission under the “Wild Trout Waters-catch and release, single hook, artificial lures only” classification.  This area provides back country fishing opportunities for the angler.

Directions from Highlands, North Carolina: take Highway 64 East.  Continue through Cashiers into the Sapphire community.  Turn left onto NC 1121.  At the third river crossing is Panthertown Creek.


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