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 Jasper, TN.
Photo Courtesy of Paddle Tennessee
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 and river levels, due to water releases from Nickajack Dam on the Tennessee River.
Fishing, wildlife viewing
Bledsoe and Marion Counties, TN
Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga
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