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Tennessee whitewater, Big Brush Creek

Sequatchie county, Bridge on FS road off Highway 8/111 to Highway 127 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V+     8.5 miles
  This section of Big Brush Creek is 8.5 miles long and it is classified as a class III-V+ section by American Whitewater. The starting point is not too far from Chattanooga, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Tennessee is often more difficult than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. This stretch is mid length,
    it's good length for a morning trip. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Whether you're
whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. The wild scenery of the Cumberland Plateau Mountains is great. The wonderful Tennessee scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Big Brush Creek will make you feel great. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. Getting some good  
exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to stumble upon some nice folks from Dunlap here. A spree to South Cumberland State Park when you're here at Big Brush Creek is never a bad idea. Big Brush Creek sees pretty high levels of rainfall. Of all the months in a year March is the one with the most rain while October is typically the driest month. Throughout the days of summer here at Big Brush Creek, high temperatures frequently reach the 80's while nighttime lows are usually in the 60's.

Big Brush Creek, Bridge on FS road off Highway 8/111 to Highway 127 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 Big Brush Creek.
 Whitewater Near Big Brush Creek:
Little Brush Creek, Sequatchie County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.5 miles long (To Route 111 right past Dunlap)
Big Brush Creek, Sequatchie County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 8.5 miles long (Bridge on FS road off Highway 8/111 to Highway 127)
Woodcock Creek, Sequatchie County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 6 miles long (Woodcock Gulf to Daus)
Savage Creek, Grundy County, 10 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5.7 miles long (Savage Gulf)
Cain Creek, Sequatchie/ Hamilton County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Barker Camp Road to Bowater Parking lot)
Cooper Creek, Sequatchie/ Hamilton County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Barker Camp Road to Bowater Parking Lot)
Cain Creek, Van Buren County, 11 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 8 miles long (Fall Creek Falls State Park to Highway 30)
Rock Creek, Bledsoe / Hamilton County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 9 miles long (Retro-Hughes Road to Leggett Road bridge)
Big Possum Creek, Bledsoe County, 12 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 8.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Bakewell)
North Chickamauga Creek, Hamilton County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Double Bridge to put-in for gorge run)
 Hotels Near Big Brush Creek:
Brookside Resort By Fairbridge, Gatlinburg , 16 miles away
Home Town Inn Soddy Daisy, Soddy-Daisy , 19 miles away
Quality Inn Hixson, Hixson , 22 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CHATTANOOGA-HIXSON, Hixson , 22 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Chattanooga North At Highway 153, TN, Hixson , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Brush Creek:
Mountain Glen RV Park, Pikeville, 5 miles away
Fall Creek Falls State Park, Spencer, 11 miles away
Stevenson Branch Camp, Soddy Daisy, 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Brush Creek:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 37 miles away
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 61 miles away
South Cumberland State Park, Tennessee , 14 miles away
Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee , 16 miles away
Booker T. Washington State Park, Tennessee , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Brush Creek:
Hidden Falls Golf & Athletic, Dunlap , 4 miles away
Grandview Golf Club, Spencer , 14 miles away
Montlake Golf & Country Club, Soddy Daisy , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Brush Creek
Fall Creek Falls Lake, Van Buren , 11 miles away
Rainbow Lake, Hamilton , 19 miles away

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