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Traces On The Cumberland

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UNREGULATED STREAM FLOWS

 

"It is hereby declared to be the policy of the United States that certain selected rivers of the Nation, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural, or other similar values, shall be preserved in free flowing condition, and that they and their immediate environments shall be protected for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations."
-- Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

Information on this page is for outdoorsmen that want to use a canoe, kyak, or raft on the Cumberland River or it's tributaries.

 

Harlan Ky. to  Pineville Ky.

Cumberland River

Level of difficulty: International class I

Gradient: 2.54 ft. per mile

Width of River: 50-100 ft.

Runable level: 300cfs minimum

Mean water temp.: Jan.42 Feb.42 Mar. 47 Apr. 53 May 66 June 79 July 80 Aug. 78 Sept. 68 Oct. 60 Nov. 45 Dec. 40

Pineville Ky. to Williamsburg Ky.

Cumberland River

 

Level of difficulty: International class I+

Gradient: 2.54 ft. per mile

Width of River: 50-100 ft.

Runable level: 300cfs minimum

Mean water temp.: Jan.42 Feb.42 Mar. 47 Apr. 53 May 66 June 79 July 80 Aug. 78 Sept. 68 Oct. 60 Nov. 45 Dec. 40

Williamsburg Ky. to Cumberland Falls

Cumberland River

Level of difficulty: International class II

Gradient: 2.61 ft. per mile

Width of River: 70-105 ft.

Runable level: 500cfs minimum

Mean water temp.: Jan.45 Feb.45 Mar. 49 Apr. 58 May 68 June 77 July 80 Aug. 80 Sept. 73 Oct. 64 Nov. 47 Dec. 43

Cumberland Fall to Laurel River

Cumberland River

 

Level of difficulty: International class III

Gradient: 11.75 ft. per mile

Width of River: 40-80 ft.

Runable level: 300cfs minimum

Mean water temp.: Jan.44 Feb.44 Mar. 48 Apr. 54 May 68 June 78 July 81 Aug. 80 Sept. 75 Oct. 64 Nov. 47 Dec. 43

Laurel River to Wolf Creek Dam

Lake Cumberland

 

Level of difficulty:

Gradient:

Width of River:

Runable level:

Mean water temp.: Jan.42 Feb.42 Mar. 47 Apr. 53 May 66 June 79 July 80 Aug. 78 Sept. 68 Oct. 60 Nov. 45 Dec. 40

 

Russell Fork of Laurel River

 

Level of difficulty: International class

Gradient:  ft. per mile

Width of River:  ft.

Runable level: cfs minimum

Mean water temp.: Jan. Feb. Mar.  Apr.    May June  July  Aug.  Sept.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.

 

Rockcastle River

BELOW HARLAN

POOR FORK ACCESS- BEHIND DAIRY QUEEN, DOWN CONCRETE STEPS TO POINT.

HWY. 2007 ACCESS

HWY. 119 BRIDGE ACCESS- RDB BEFORE BRIDGE, STEEP ROCK CLIMB BEHIND SONIC.

HWY. 225 ACCESS

HWY. 1530 ACCESS

HWY. 92 ACCESS- DOWNSTREAM OF BRIDGE, RDB

HWY. 904 ACCESS

WILLIAMSBURG KY. HWY. 92 ACCESS- UPSTREAM FROM BRIDGE, USE STORE PARKING LOT, RDB

REDBIRD KY. HWY. 204- RDB PAST BRIDGE, USE OLD BAPTISMAL LANDING PATH BEHIND CHURCH.

CUMBERLAND FALLS TAKEOUT- PAST HWY.90 BRIDGE, RDB, BEFORE FALLS!

LAKE CUMBERLAND

CUMBERLAND FALLS ACCESS- BELOW FALLS, RDB. FOLLOW PATH THROUGH PARK TO OLD BEACH.

LAUREL RIVER HWY. 1277 ACCESS- RDB BEFORE MOUTH OF RIVER. HWY. DEADENDS TO RIVER.

CORDELL HULL

WOLF CREEK DAM REC. ACCESS- BELOW WOLF CREEK DAM RDB NEXT TO CAMPGROUND.

HWY. 771 BRIDGE ACCESS- RDB BEFORE BRIDGE.

SMITH PARISH RD. ACCESS- DEAD END, LDB, SHORT CARRY

HWY. 90 BRIDGE ACCESS- LDB

HWY. 61 ACCESS- SMALL FEE THROUGH TRACES OF THE CUMBERLAND. RDB AFTER BRIDGE.

SCOTTS FERRY ROAD ACCESS

CLOYDS LANDING ACCESS- LDB, OLD FERRY LANDING, ASPHALT, DEADENDS AT RIVER.

MESCHAK CENTER POINT ROAD ACCESS- RDB, ROUGH TERRAIN

McMILLIANS FERRY- EITHER SIDE OF RIVER HAS ASPHALT, TOMPKINSVILLE OR JUDIO

CHEATHAM LAKE

NEELY'S BEND ROAD- RDB

McGAVOCK PIKE- LDB, OPRYLAND HOTEL EXIT

SHELBY PARK- RDB

RIVERFRONT PARK- LDB, PARK IN DOWNTOWN PARKING LOT

CLEE'S FERRY- RDB OR LDB. THE RDB IS OLD HICKORY BLVD. OFF HWY 12

DOZIER'S- LDB OFF HWY. 49

 

 

Harpeth River

 

 

 

 

 

Level of difficulty: International class

Gradient:  ft. per mile

Width of River:  ft.

Runable level: cfs minimum

Mean water temp.: Jan. Feb. Mar.  Apr.    May  June  July Aug.  Sept.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.

 

Wolf Creek Dam to McMillians Ferry Ky.

Cumberland River

 

Level of difficulty: International class I

Gradient: .60 ft. per mile

Width of River: 160-290 ft.

Runable level: 300cfs minimum

Mean water temp.: Jan.45 Feb.45 Mar.46    Apr.49  May53  June 67  July 67 Aug.65  Sept.4   Oct.66   Nov. 51 Dec. 43

Data from here down has not been calculated

McMillians Ferry to Celina Tn.

Cumberland River

 

Level of difficulty:

Gradient:  ft. per mile

Width of River:  ft.

Runable level: cfs minimum

Mean water temp.: Jan. Feb. Mar.  Apr.    May  June  July Aug.  Sept.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.

                                                                                                                                           RIVER ACCESS

Celina Tn. to Salt Lick Creek

Cumberland River

Cordell Hull Resevoir

 

Level of difficulty:

Gradient:  ft. per mile

Width of River:  ft.

Runable level: cfs minimum

Mean water temp.: Jan. Feb. Mar.  Apr.    May  June  July Aug.  Sept.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.

 

Salt Lick Creek to Cordell Hull Dam

Cumberland River

Cordell Hull Resevoir

 

Level of difficulty:

Gradient:  ft. per mile

Width of River:  ft.

Runable level: cfs minimum

Mean water temp.: Jan. Feb. Mar.  Apr.    May  June  July Aug.  Sept.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.

 

Cordell Hull Dam to Gallatin Steam Plant

Cumberland River

Old Hickory Resevoir

 

Level of difficulty:

Gradient:  ft. per mile

Width of River:  ft.

Runable level: cfs minimum

Mean water temp.: Jan. Feb. Mar.  Apr.    May  June  July Aug.  Sept.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.

 

Gallatin Steam Plant to Old Hickory Dam

Cumberland River

Old Hickory Reservoir

 

Level of difficulty:

Gradient:  ft. per mile

Width of River:  ft.

Runable level: cfs minimum

Mean water temp.: Jan. Feb. Mar.  Apr.    May  June  July Aug.  Sept.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.

 

Big South Fork River

USGS LEATHERWOOD GUAGE

BIG SOUTH FORK INFO

 

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Russell Earheart late 1950's

Tennessee Boating regulations

Kentucky Boating regulations

Traces on the Cumberland boat storage and info located in Burkesville Ky.

Online Boating Safety Course - Boater Education Online

HIYC HOME PAGE Harbor Island Yacht Club on the Cumberland River (Old Hickory Reservoir.

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