Run: Locust Fork of the Warrior River      
Section: Upper      
Class: II   Put-In: CR1 (Five Pts Rd)    
Gradient: 9'/mile   Take-Out: 231/79 bridge    
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'    
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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.