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. 

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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

Activity type
Family, beginner

Related Activities
Fishing, wildlife viewing

Bledsoe and Marion Counties, TN

Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga to Nickajack Dam
27 miles | 40 minutes

Google Map of Nickajack Lake

GPS Coordinates (Nickajack Dam)
35.010596, -85.620087

Dates | Hours
No restrictions

Rest Rooms

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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Sequatchie River