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Tennessee whitewater, Cain Creek

Sequatchie Hamilton county, Barker Camp Road to Bowater Parking lot section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     6 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Chattanooga. The natural beauty of Tennessee and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular
    destination. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Tennessee is often tougher than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. This section of Cain Creek in
Tennessee is 6 miles long and has been rated as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This stretch has has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. The Barker Camp Road to Bowater Parking lot stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system.  
When you're paddling down a Cumberland Plateau Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too.

Briefly about the general area:
Little Bend is an interesting location to take a look at while at Cain Creek. This is a popular place for people from Signal Mountain, and you must unquestionably explore Big Bend while here. This is a great river. Going for a hike on the Hardy Trail is always a great adventure. Booker T. Washington State Park is a wonderful place; do schedule some time to stop at Redbird Point if you have a chance. Everybody loves Harrison Bay State Park.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Cain Creek.
 Whitewater Near Cain Creek:
Cooper Creek, Sequatchie/ Hamilton County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Barker Camp Road to Bowater Parking Lot)
North Chickamauga Creek, Hamilton County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Bowater Parking Area to Highway 27)
North Chickamauga Creek, Hamilton County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 12 miles long (Walden Ridge to Soddy-Daisy)
Soddy Creek, Hamilton County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.6 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Jones Gap Road)
Falling Water Creek, Hamilton County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Soddy Daisy)
Cain Creek, Sequatchie/ Hamilton County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Barker Camp Road to Bowater Parking lot)
Deep Creek, Hamilton County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 1.75 miles long (Mowbray to Soddy)
Coal Bank, Sequatchie County, 5 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1 miles long (ridge)
Little Soddy Creek, Hamilton County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 1.6 miles long (Hotwater Road to Back Valley Road)
North Chickamauga Creek, Hamilton County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Double Bridge to put-in for gorge run)
 Marinas Near Cain Creek:
Chickamauga Marina, Chattanooga , 11 miles away
Pine Harbor Marina, Soddy Daisy , 11 miles away
Shady Grove Harbor, Soddy Daisy , 12 miles away
Misty Harbor Marina, Soddy Daisy , 12 miles away
Big Ridge Yacht Club, Chattanooga , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Cain Creek:
Home Town Inn Soddy Daisy, Soddy-Daisy , 7 miles away
Quality Inn Hixson, Hixson , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CHATTANOOGA-HIXSON, Hixson , 8 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Chattanooga North At Highway 153, TN, Hixson , 8 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Chattanooga North - Hixson, Hixson , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cain Creek:
Stevenson Branch Camp, Soddy Daisy, 2 miles away
Board Camp, Soddy Daisy, 8 miles away
North Suck Creek, Chattanooga, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Cain Creek:
Hardy Trail, Hamilton , 15 miles away
Skyuka Trail, Hamilton , 15 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamblen , 16 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamilton , 17 miles away
Skyuka Trail, Dade , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cain Creek:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 35 miles away
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 54 miles away
Booker T. Washington State Park, Tennessee , 11 miles away
Harrison Bay State Park, Tennessee , 14 miles away
Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cain Creek:
Montlake Golf & Country Club, Soddy Daisy , 5 miles away
Quarry Golf Club, Chattanooga , 7 miles away
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club, Hixson , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Cain Creek
Rainbow Lake, Hamilton , 9 miles away
Chickamauga Lake, Hamilton , 10 miles away
Lake Junior, Hamilton , 11 miles away

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