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French Broad River in Tennessee

Trip Overview

Launched from the Seven Islands boat ramp (which is a separate parking lot just before the main park entry.) Paddled downstream 2 miles or so around the park and past the islands. We found a spot to picnic on the islands then headed back upstream to our cars. Really calm water and beautiful scenery, very little motor boat activity. TVA tailwaters elevation was 868-869. If I do this trip again I wouldn't go past the islands because there's many shallow areas and it's difficult to paddle back upstream.

Fees:

None

Resources:

Seven Islands Trail and River Map from TN State Parks Site. TVA lake levels and tailwaters website.

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Group Rates: No

Locations on this Trip

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