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Sequatchie River

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. 

TWRA launches on the Sequatchie River

TWRA launches at Nickajack Dam

Related Activities

Fishing, wildlife viewing

Activity Type

Family, beginner


Bledsoe and Marion Counties, TN

Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga

27 miles | 40 minutes

Google Map

GPS Coordinates

35.010596, -85.620087


No restrictions



Overnight Camping

Yes, at Shellmound Campground on Nickajack Lake

Contact Information

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region III
464 Industrial Blvd.
Crossville, TN 38555
Tennessee Valley Authority


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