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Kentucky whitewater, Cumberland River - Little South Fork

Wayne McCreary county, Parmleysville to confluence with Big South Fork section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     45 miles
  The Parmleysville to confluence with Big South Fork stretch of Cumberland River - Little South Fork in Wayne McCreary County is 45 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. Now this is a pretty long section, so it looks
    like you will be camping out. The beauty of the Cumberland Plateau Mountains is a great plus for this river. The beautiful scenery of Wayne McCreary County and the water flowing gracefully down Cumberland River - Little
South Fork are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. No matter if you're whitewater  
    rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. The put-in location is a short drive from Somerset, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page.

Briefly
  about the general area:
A good site like Pickett State Park close to Cumberland River - Little South Fork is too nice to leave out; if you're here you can take a hike along the Racoon Loop. Yep, outdoors exciting stuff truly is bountiful here in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains. Near Cumberland River - Little South Fork you come across great spots like Foster Hollow; going for a hike along the Deer Loop will let you absorb the natural beauty of this vicinity.

Cumberland River - Little South Fork, Parmleysville to confluence with Big South Fork 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 - Little South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Cumberland River - Little South Fork:
Rock Creek, McCreary County, 6 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, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 45 miles long (Parmleysville to confluence with Big South Fork)
Roaring Paunch River, McCreary County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 3 miles long (Barthell to Big South Fork)
Cumberland River - Big South Fork, McCreary/Whitley County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 12 miles long (Station Camp to Lake Cumberland)
Cumberland River - Big South Fork, Scott / Pulaski County, 15 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 19 miles long (Leatherwood Ford to Blue Heron Kentucky)
Pine Creek, Scott County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.62 miles long (Close to Toonley to Leatherwood Ford)
North White Oak Creek, Fentress Scott County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 7.8 miles long (Zenith Mines to Leatherwood Ford)
Cumberland River - Big South Fork, Scott County, 20 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10.2 miles long (Burnt Mill Bridge over Clear Fork to Bridge at Leatherwood Ford)
New River, Scott County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.9 miles long (US 27 Bridge to Clear Fork River)
White Oak Creek, Morgan/ Scott/ Fentress County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Highway 52 to Clear Fork River)
 Ski Areas Near Cumberland River - Little South Fork:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 96 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Cumberland River - Little South Fork:
Somerset Boat Club, Somerset , 16 miles away
Pulaski County Park, Nancy , 18 miles away
Buck Creek Boat Dock, Somerset , 18 miles away
Cave Springs Resort & Marina, Nancy , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Cumberland River - Little South Fork:
Monticello Motel, Monticello , 13 miles away
BEST WESTERN Lake Cumberland Inn, Monticello , 13 miles away
Eagles View BB, Burnside , 14 miles away
Hampton Inn Somerset, Somerset , 14 miles away
Comfort Inn Somerset, Somerset , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cumberland River - Little South Fork:
Bell Farm Group Horse Camp, Stearns, 5 miles away
Great Meadow Campground, McCreary County, 8 miles away
Big South Fork National RiverRA - Alum Ford, Marshes Siding, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Cumberland River - Little South Fork:
Deer Loop, McCreary , 7 miles away
Racoon Loop, McCreary , 8 miles away
Hidden Passage Trail, Pickett , 14 miles away
Ladder Trail, Pickett , 14 miles away
Island Trail, Pickett , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cumberland River - Little South Fork:
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 18 miles away
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 39 miles away
Pickett State Park, Tennessee , 12 miles away
General Burnside Island State Park, Kentucky , 14 miles away
Cumberland Falls State Park, Kentucky , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cumberland River - Little South Fork:
Woodson Bend Resort, Bronston , 11 miles away
Waitsboro Hills Golf Course, Somerset , 14 miles away
Town Of Oneida Municipal Golf, Oneida , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Cumberland River - Little South Fork
Laurel Creek Reservoir, McCreary , 16 miles away

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