Cheoah River in Graham County, Western North Carolina
Cheoah River is a tributary of the Little Tennessee River. It is located in the southwestern corner of Graham County in western North Carolina, near Robbinsville, North Carolina and is approximately 20 miles in length. Its headwaters are in the Appalachian Mountains where if flows northwest near Robbinsville, to the Santeetlah Reservoir and flows towards the Tennessee border with a terminus at the Little Tennessee between the Cheoah Dam and Lake Calderwood.
Class 4-5 • 7.1 Miles
Average Gradient: 83 fpm • Maximum Gradient: 114 fpm
Minimum Suggested Level: 4.15 ft • Maximum Suggested Level: 6 ft
Put in: Jo Anne’ Gas and Grocery - ask permission to park
Take Out: The Boat Ramp at Lake Calderwood
Directions: Grocery Store to Calderwood Lake Boat Launch
for more information:
Cheoah Ranger District
1133 Massey Branch Road
Robbinsville, NC 28771
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