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 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
Fishing, wildlife viewing
Bledsoe and Marion Counties, TN
Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga to Nickajack Dam
27 miles | 40 minutes
GPS Coordinates (Nickajack Dam)
Dates | Hours
Yes, at Shellmound Campground on Nickajack Lake
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region III
464 Industrial Blvd.
Crossville, TN 38555
Tennessee Valley Authority