The Sequatchie River has its beginnings near Crossville, TN on the Cumberland Plateau. Starting from an underground spring, the river flows southwest for 125 miles to Japer, TN. Anglers will find the river an excellent place to catch bass, trout, bluegiill, crappie and even catfish.
The mouth of the Sequatchie spills into the Tennessee River one mile downstream of Nickajack Dam. The river is accessible by small craft or paddlecraft for several miles upstream to an old mill dam.
Canoes and kayaks can launch further upstream and float down. Watch for blow downs and fluctuating current.
Anglers ages 13-64 must have a fishing license, issued through the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
Flat water kayaking/canoeing, birding
Fly fishing, bank fishing, wading, or small craft and paddlecraft
Bledsoe and Marion Counties, TN
Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga to Nickajack Dam
27 miles | 40 minutes
Yes, at Shellmound Campground on Nickajack Lake
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region III
464 Industrial Blvd.
Crossville, TN 38555
Tennessee Valley Authority