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Old 02-27-2011, 04:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A buddy of mine told me they have added some type of put in for kayaks above the Calderwood dam that is accessible from the pulloff on hwy129. Does anybody know if thats true? Seems like a long walk to me.
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i was up their last summer and they did put in a floating dock and some steps from the road bed down to it. i remember wondering if their would be enough people gonna drag a canoe that far to justify the cost and labor
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i remember wondering if their would be enough people gonna drag a canoe that far to justify the cost and labor


How far would you guess that little walk is? Seems like going in wouldn't be as bad as dragging that beast back out to the truck.
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It is one of many at each dam in the chain to make a kayak, canoe "trail". I'm not sure where the money is coming from to build these things . I'm also not sure how many people set out on extended canoe trips portaging around dams to go from lake to lake and why they would need these facilities to do it. it looks like a budget "dumping" of funds to me . The one at Calderwood alone with the parking lot and construction of the walk down , etc. took a large chunk of change . It is about !/4 mile from the already existing boat ramp so it is obviously completely unnecessary. Like wise with the landings and gravel portage paths at Chilowee Dam. At a time when all the state agencies are claiming to be in desperate need of more funds , how do they justify these enormous capital outlays for this useless project?Beats me.
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i walked it about 10 years ago. seemed like maybe a mile going in and two coming back out. i also went around the dam and scooted down the other side on my tail end. i was very thankful to make back to the top without breaking my neck and swore i would never do it again! if i wanted to canoe calderwood i believe i would just drive to the other end and put in
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Tapoco (Alcoa Power) was required to provide recreational facilities as part of it's mitigation per their Federal license issued by FERC. No state agency money is being spent on the facilities.



The latest filing:

http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/commo...ileID=12383668



And the rec plan (2/28/06):

http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/commo...ileID=10965081

Should be a map inside this massive file.
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A buddy of mine told me they have added some type of put in for kayaks above the Calderwood dam that is accessible from the pulloff on hwy129. Does anybody know if thats true? Seems like a long walk to me.
The walk back wouldnt be worth the trouble , also the headwaters are much better small craft waters
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