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#810172 - 07/06/08 06:10 PM camping on the caney fork.
stik
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there is an island accessable from hiway 141 that we fished around last friday. is camping allowed on this island? if not, are there any places besides the dam to camp? i like to enjoy a cold beer around the fire in camp and it's not allowed at the dam.
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#810178 - 07/06/08 06:21 PM Re: camping on the caney fork. [Re: stik]
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I have heard of people camping at the confluence of the smith fork and the caney below bettys island.
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#810228 - 07/06/08 07:07 PM Re: camping on the caney fork. [Re: trealtree]
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 Originally Posted By: J&JGUIDE
I have heard of people camping at the confluence of the smith fork and the caney below bettys island.


Oooh, we need input from Brian Dunnigan on that one. I had heard he got run out of that area when he got stuck because of generation.
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#810254 - 07/06/08 07:18 PM Re: camping on the caney fork. [Re: gil1]
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Yeah I suppose the generation schedules would come into play there.
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#810257 - 07/06/08 07:19 PM Re: camping on the caney fork. [Re: trealtree]
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Who ran him off?
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#810694 - 07/06/08 11:12 PM Re: camping on the caney fork. [Re: trealtree]
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I don't remember the story, but I think he got stuck on the wrong side of the river when they generated and had to hike it across someone's property to get home. I think he almost got his azz handed to him for it. I was thinking it was at the Smith Fork junction or near it. We'll let him tell it cause I can't remember.
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#810823 - 07/07/08 06:58 AM Re: camping on the caney fork. [Re: gil1]
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Camping on any island on the Caney can be risky. If they for some reason go to full gens, most of those islands flood. Except for the campgrounds, all the land on either side is private and few if any of the landowners will allow you to camp.

You have to do some advance work. That means find out who owns the land and then ask for permission to camp. I have places that have always allowed me to not only camp, but park my truck with all the equipment at the site. But I got that permission years ago. It probably is a lot more difficult now.

Camping at the Caney/Smith junction often turns into a horror story. I have heard many accounts of disaters there.
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#811495 - 07/07/08 03:57 PM Re: camping on the caney fork. [Re: bowriter]
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I have camped in the danger zone before "back in the day".
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#811596 - 07/07/08 05:20 PM Re: camping on the caney fork. [Re: trealtree]
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I was fishing not far from the Smith Fork confluence, but the place where I got run off from was upriver from there. I had walked upriver a good distance before I got confronted.

The place where everyone camps is right where the Smith Fork comes together with the Caney, just below the island. As far as I know, I've never heard of anyone getting in trouble for camping at that particular spot. However, I don't know who owns that land. Could be the same person for all I know - if so, I'd prefer not to run into them again.

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#811598 - 07/07/08 05:21 PM Re: camping on the caney fork. [Re: bowriter]
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter

Camping at the Caney/Smith junction often turns into a horror story. I have heard many accounts of disaters there.


Why? Rising water or shotgun-toting landowner?

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