|Run:||Locust Fork of the Warrior River|
|Class:||II||Put-In:||CR1 (Five Pts Rd)|
|Length:||10||Precip. Gage:||Albertville / West Fork Little|
|Shuttle:||CR1/Blackwoods Bend/US231||Delorme Gazeteer:||P. 25 F8/F9/E8|
|Water Q:||Primary Gage:||Locust at Cleveland 231/79 bridge|
|Links:||TOPO MAP||Required Level:||3.0'|
|TRIP REPORT||Required Level:|
|Notes:||Friends of the Locust|
|Not run too often. Lots of flatwater, but has a neat, short
gorge section. Put in around Cold Branch Hollow, if such a thing exists. The gorge has a 5' slide drop followed
by a few smaller drops. In the last 2 miles or so, you encounter junkyard rapid, where you will find a glassy front
surfing wave which only gets better as the water rises. Towards the end, you pass through the Kings Bend racecourse.
Take-out at the normal put-in at 79/231 bridge (gage station on map). Put-in where the road comes close to
the river about 10 miles upstream of the take-out. Requires a bit more water to be fun than the lower sections.
A really fun introductory tandem section.
The put-in above involves lots of flatwater, and is on the south/river left side. Alternate access may exist on the north/river right side. Consult thy map and good luck.