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Cheoah River in Graham County, Western North Carolina

fishing, rafting, kayaking, canoeing and tubing.

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
Phone: 828-479-6431

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