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Kentucky whitewater, Cumberland River - Big South Fork

McCreary Whitley county, Station Camp to Lake Cumberland section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     12 miles
 
one of our most beautiful. do'nt be misled by above comments. scout devils jump rapids.portage unless your a very good. Says doug carroll

If you're coming from Somerset it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The natural beauty of McCreary/Whitley County and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight
    trip, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. The Station Camp to Lake Cumberland section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. The beautiful Cumberland Plateau Mountains scenery is an added bonus. Great exercise
and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The campgrounds here at Cumberland River - Big South Fork are pretty good. You might have  
to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The Station Camp to Lake Cumberland stretch of Cumberland River - Big South Fork in Kentucky is 12 miles long and is a class II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking along the Deer Loop is wonderful fun, and The Cutoff is a good place to visit. There's no way anybody can get bored here in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains. Pickett State Park is worth going to if you're at Cumberland River - Big South Fork, and you can have a good hiking adventure along the Racoon Loop.

Cumberland River - Big South Fork, Station Camp to Lake Cumberland road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Cumberland River - Big South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Cumberland River - Big South Fork:
Rock Creek, McCreary County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 6 miles long (White Oak Junction to Big South Fork of Cumberland River)
Cumberland River - Little South Fork, Wayne McCreary County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 45 miles long (Parmleysville to confluence with Big South Fork)
Roaring Paunch River, McCreary County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 3 miles long (Barthell to Big South Fork)
Cumberland River - Big South Fork, McCreary/Whitley County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 12 miles long (Station Camp to Lake Cumberland)
Cumberland River - Big South Fork, Scott / Pulaski County, 14 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 19 miles long (Leatherwood Ford to Blue Heron Kentucky)
Pine Creek, Scott County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.62 miles long (Close to Toonley to Leatherwood Ford)
North White Oak Creek, Fentress Scott County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 7.8 miles long (Zenith Mines to Leatherwood Ford)
Cumberland River - Big South Fork, Scott County, 19 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10.2 miles long (Burnt Mill Bridge over Clear Fork to Bridge at Leatherwood Ford)
New River, Scott County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.9 miles long (US 27 Bridge to Clear Fork River)
Cumberland River, Whitley/ McCreary County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Cumberland Falls to Laurel River)
 Ski Areas Near Cumberland River - Big South Fork:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 93 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Cumberland River - Big South Fork:
Somerset Boat Club, Somerset , 17 miles away
Buck Creek Boat Dock, Somerset , 19 miles away
Pulaski County Park, Nancy , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Cumberland River - Big South Fork:
Red Roof Inn Whitley City, Whitley City , 11 miles away
Eagles View BB, Burnside , 15 miles away
Hampton Inn Somerset, Somerset , 16 miles away
Monticello Motel, Monticello , 16 miles away
BEST WESTERN Lake Cumberland Inn, Monticello , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cumberland River - Big South Fork:
Bell Farm Group Horse Camp, Stearns, 4 miles away
Big South Fork National RiverRA - Alum Ford, Marshes Siding, 6 miles away
Big South Fork National RiverRA - Blue Heron, Revelo, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Cumberland River - Big South Fork:
Deer Loop, McCreary , 8 miles away
Racoon Loop, McCreary , 9 miles away
Hidden Passage Trail, Pickett , 15 miles away
Ladder Trail, Pickett , 15 miles away
Island Trail, Pickett , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cumberland River - Big South Fork:
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 15 miles away
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 37 miles away
Pickett State Park, Tennessee , 13 miles away
General Burnside Island State Park, Kentucky , 15 miles away
Cumberland Falls State Park, Kentucky , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cumberland River - Big South Fork:
Woodson Bend Resort, Bronston , 12 miles away
Town Of Oneida Municipal Golf, Oneida , 15 miles away
Waitsboro Hills Golf Course, Somerset , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Cumberland River - Big South Fork
Laurel Creek Reservoir, McCreary , 13 miles away

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