View Full Version : Water - Davenport to Clingman's (Oct 7-9, 2016)

10-03-2016, 18:38
Does anyone know the availability of water between Davenport and Clingman's Dome. Hoping to go Oct 7 through 9, water permitting.
From all sources I have talked to I understand it is dry from Clingman's south.

10-03-2016, 21:11
1. You can call the backcountry rangers office. They can be very helpful (same number as to make shelter reservations).
2. I was in Smokies from Newfound Gap to Fontana last week. As I understand it the northern section is pretty good. However the last 23 miles in the south is very dry: no water at 113, none at Mollies, none at Russell (maybe if you go way down the hill), Spence had a little you could dip from but level is dropping, Derrick Knob excellent water, Silers good, Double Spring slow flow from pipe, Mount Collins very good.

10-07-2016, 17:45
Newfound to Clingmans, only water was at mile 203.6 and Mt. Collins Shelter. Davenport to Mt. Cammerer, only water was at Davenport Shelter.