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Upper Creek: Greentown Trailhead to NC 18 Bridge on the Catawba River Professional Review and Guide
"Upper Creek originates in the Jonas Ridge area of northern Burke County. The upper stretches are within Pisgah National Forest, which ensures excellent water quality. The creek flows through one unrunnable gorge in the Jonas Hole area before entering the long abandoned Greentown community where the remains of an old railroad track are still visible. Downstream of Greentown is the Raven Cliff Gorge section. Below Section A the creek progressively slows down and runs through rural areas before its confluence with the Catawba River, just above Lake Rhodhiss. Upper Creek is reportedly one of the best smallmouth bass fishing streams in the Southeast."
--Bob and David Benner, Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas (Menasha Ridge Press).
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