Mississippi River Basin

Tennessee & Ohio Rivers Expedition Itinerary
Sept. 26 – Oct. 28, 2013

Expedition Team:
Alison M. Jones (NWNL Founding Director, Expedition Video &Photography);
Jasmine Graf (NWNL Assoc. Director, Expedition Planning);
Judy & Bruce Shaw (Expedition Logistics)

Sept 26 – NYC to Moorestown NJ: Expedition launch in 1988 convertible
Discuss expedition with NWNL Advisors in Moorestown

Sept 27 – Moorestown NJ to Lewisburg WV: Upper Tennessee R
Caldwell WV: Greenbrier R (tributary to New River)


Sept 28 – Lewisburg WV to Kingsport TN: WV and VA Tributaries to Tennessee River
New River Gorge, Clinch River, Holston River

Sept 29 & 30 – Kingsport TN to Knoxville Beginning of Tennessee River
S. fork of Holston R., Watauga R., Nolichucky R., French Broad R. and Douglas Lake Dam

Oct 1 – Knoxville TN to Cherokee NC: Smoky Mountain NP in Upper Tennessee RB
West Prong, Little Pigeon R., Appalachian Trail, Ramsey Prong, Oconaluftee R.

Oct 2 – Cherokee NC west to Chattanooga TN: Little Tennessee RB
Cherokee Reservation, Little Tennessee R, Fontana Lake
Fort Loudon Dam, Tennessee River, Chillhowee Lake
Cherokee National Forest: Bald River Falls

Oct 3–6 – Chattanooga TN: Society of Environmental Journalists Conference
TVA’s Chickamauga Dam and Sequoyah Nuclear Plant
Lookout Mountain, S Cumberland Plateau, Proposed Paint Rock River NWR


Oct 7 – Chattanooga TN to Huntsville AL: Tennessee RB in Alabama
Sewanee University, Nickajack Dam, Guntersville Dam, Huckabee Lane GA and Pyburn Gulf in Jackson Co, AL

Oct 8 – Huntsville AL to Counce MS: Tennessee RB in AL & MS, Tombigbee Waterway
Wheeler NWR, Pickwick Lake and Dam, Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway (top section)

Oct 9 – Counce TN to Amory MS to Iuka MS: Tennessee RB in MS and Tombigbee RB
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway


Oct 10 – Iuka MS to Nashville TN: The Natchez Trace
Natchez Trace, Buffalo River, Jackson Falls, Baker Bluff, Birdsong Valley

Oct 11–12 – Nashville TN: Cumberland River Basin

Oct 13 Nashville TN to Somerset KY: Cumberland River Plateau
Hartsville, Dale Hollow Lake SP & Nat’l Fish Hatchery, Lake Cumberland

Oct 14 Somerset KY to Oak Ridge TN: Cumberland Plateau
Big South Fork Nat’l River and Recreation Area, Pickett SP, Thompson Creek Dam

Oct 15 Oak Ridge TN to Natchez Trace SP, TN: Middle Tennessee River Basin
Oak Ridge National Lab, Kingston’s Fossil Plant, Fall Creek Falls, Cane Creek Falls,
Mousetail Landing SP, Beech Bend Recreation Area , Natchez Trace SP

Oct 16 Natchez Trace SP, TN to Grand Canal KY: Land Between the Lakes Nat’l Rec Area
Parker Cross Roads, Nathan Bedford Forrest SP, Paris Landing SP
Land Between the Lakes Recreational Area, Mineral Mounds State Park, Barkley Dam

Oct 17 – Grand Canal KY to Vienna IL: Lower Ohio River
Kentucky Dam, Village State Resort Park, Grand Rivers Navigation Canal
Paducah, Cairo (confluence of Ohio and Mississippi Rivers), Cache River State Natural Area


Oct 18 – Vienna IL to Louisville KY: Lower Ohio River
Ohio River Visitor Center, Shawneetown IL, Evansville IN, Owensboro KY Louisville KY
Wabash River confluence with Ohio River

Oct 19, Louisville to Cincinnatti: Mid-Ohio River
“The Falls,” Clarksville IN, Ohio R confluence with Kentucky R from the south_

Oct 20–22 – Cincinnati OH
In Cincinnati: EPA Lab on Cluster Program on Water Technology
Ohio River Foundation
ORSANCO: Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission
Nearby: Columbus OH: The Olentangy River Wetland Research Park
Marietta OH: Ohio River Museum

Wed Oct 23 – Cincinnati OH to Huntington WV: Upper Ohio River Basin
Ohio River Basin Alliance

Oct 24 – Huntington WV to Wheeling WV: Greene County PA and WV Fracking Territory

Oct 25–27 – Pittsburgh PA
Confluence of Allegheny and Monangahela to form the Ohio River

Oct 28 – Pittsburgh to Oldwick, NJ: Return of Expedition
Overnight – Oldwick, NJ.

Oct 29 – NYC: END