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Tellico River Clean Up

  • 12 Mar 2011
  • 8:00 AM
  • Tellico River


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Annual Tellico River Clean Up

Join us for the annual AWC Tellico River Cleanup Trip!

We invite local paddlers to help us cleanup one of the classic southeastern whitewater rivers--please don't take this gem for granted!
The Tellico River rises in the westernmost mountains of North Carolina , but it flows mainly through Monroe County , Tennessee . It is a major tributary of the Little Tennessee River . It is home to great scenery, great whitewater, and good drops.

The Tellico River and its main tributaries are renowned for their brook, brown, and rainbow trout fishing. Upstream from Tellico Lake , above Tellico Plains , Tennessee , the Tellico is a premier trout stream. It meanders through a mountain gorge before reaching the broad plains downstream of Tellico Plains.

With the heavy use comes a good amount of litter and trash along the river. Each spring the AWC organizes a cleanup trip to take care of the river. Members are encouraged to participate, and of course we welcome non-members to join us!

This is a roadside river cleanup only, but after the cleanup traditionally paddlers take to the river. Dependent on river and skill levels Kayakers and canoeist can paddle their own boats on the many sections available on the Tellico River . If you're not comfortable on the Tellico yet or want to bring non-boating friends then sign up for a hiking spot. Afterwards, everyone is encouraged to gather for Dinner at a location decided after the river and hike adventures.

If you are willing to lead a hike in the area, please let Roger Huff know.

Camping is available for anyone who would like to stay at the McNabb Creek Group Camping off of North River Road . Also, Mountain View Cabins (www.tellicologcabins.com) has offered discounts on cabin rentals for the cleanup. These cabins are located right on the Tellico River , and have a wide variety of options. Contact Tony at 423-253-6218. Be sure to mention the Tellico River Cleanup and you are with the Atlanta Whitewater Club!

The AWC will be providing pizza from Town Square Café and Pizzeria. This will be on a first come first serve basis.

For the cleanup bring a pair of work gloves because the Forestry Service will have a limited supply. Trash bags will be provided.

AWC Tellico River Cleanup March 12th, 2011 Agenda

Tellico Ranger Station
250 Ranger Station Road
Tellico Plains , TN 37385
(423) 253-2520
8 – 10:00 am

Cleanup River:
Tellico River
8 – 11:30 am


Provided by AWC
Baby Falls or Picnic Area above Put-in
11:45-12:30 pm

Paddler River, Hike, or be a spectator
Meet at Lunch Location and split into groups
12:30 – 6:00 pm

Evening option
6:00 pm - until

Let us know if you'll be in a kayak, canoe, or if you'd like to hike.
Come on out and let's give back to the river that's been so important to us as a club!!!

Questions? Contact Roger Huff at grapeape30144@yahoo.com or

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