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Hey everyone, new here. I'm planning on taking my canoe down the Powell after physically scouting some of the access listed on http://www.powellriverblueway.org/access-locations/, planning on Mulberry Creek (TWRA) access at the bridge (36.555386, -83.379984) to Burnett Ford on Yeary Rd (36.558278, -83.422310) for about a 5 mile float / fish. I didn't see this site mentioned on these forums, and the Powell is pretty remote for non-locals. So I'm posing this site as a good source of information for those wanting to float the Powell in TN.

Good luck, stay safe.
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I have been on the clinch around Kyles Ford and Sneedville, but never on the Powell river. Good luck and post how it went.

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May 18th 2017, was a very nice day on the Powell. Because of the distance, didn't get on the river until about 10 AM. River was up and running a little fast, but the water clarity was good. Caught a few rock bass at the put in, but couldn't do much good fishing in the canoe because of the speed and no good way to slow down. It was a family canoe trip, so I didn't get to fish as much as I'd like to. Very nice weather. At the river levels ~500 cubic ft/sec from this gauge https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?03531500 The section from the bridge to Burnett Ford was only about 2.5 hours. A few bluffs, a few cows, some good scenery, cool water. It's nice, undramatic. I'd suggest putting in upstream at Fourmile creek to make a better day of it.
 

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Thursday was a good day to be out. Family time is great and rarely forgotten. I have never been on the Powell river. Thanks for posting.

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