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Tennessee whitewater, Cain Creek

Van Buren county, Fall Creek Falls State Park to Highway 30 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-V+     8 miles
  The average Tennessee whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so don't forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. This section of Cain Creek in Van Buren County is 8 miles long and is a class II-V+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might
    end up sleeping in your car. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The beautiful Cumberland Plateau Mountains scenery is an added bonus. The beautiful scenery of Tennessee and the water flowing gracefully
down Cain Creek make the trip here worthwhile. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from McMinnville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. This stretch is mid length, it's good length for a morning trip. Great  
exercise and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
The smiling folks of Spencer like to hang out close by, and a pleasant place to go to nearby is Cave Hollow. All the outdoors entertaining things in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains will keep you coming back time and again. Piney Creek Falls is a good local attraction; Park Fall Creek Falls State Park is worth stopping at. This river is so wonderful. For the period of the long summer days at Cain Creek highs are typically in the 80's, and during the night it cools down to the 60's.

Cain Creek, Fall Creek Falls State Park to Highway 30 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 Cain Creek.
 Whitewater Near Cain Creek:
Cain Creek, Van Buren County, 3 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 8 miles long (Fall Creek Falls State Park to Highway 30)
Bee Creek, White/ Cumberland/ Van Buren County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Bee Creek to Caney Fork)
Caney Fork, White/Van Buren/Warren County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 27.1 miles long (Bee Creek to Collins River)
Big Brush Creek, Sequatchie County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 8.5 miles long (Bridge on FS road off Highway 8/111 to Highway 127)
Clifty Creek, Smith County, 13 miles away
      Class V - 0.98 miles long (Eastland Road to Caney Fork)
Rocky River, Warren Van Buren County, 14 miles away
      Class -blank- - 7 miles long (to Caney Fork)
Caney Fork, White/ Cumberland County, 15 miles away
      Class III-V - 9.1 miles long (Clifty Bridge to Bee Creek)
Little Brush Creek, Sequatchie County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.5 miles long (To Route 111 right past Dunlap)
McGill Creek, Bledsoe / Hamilton County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Hendon Road to Coulterville Road)
Caney Fork, White / Warren County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 1 miles long (Rock Island State Park - Bridge above Blue Hole picnic area to picnic area)
 Hotels Near Cain Creek:
Brookside Resort By Fairbridge, Gatlinburg , 9 miles away
Alpine Lodge And Suites, Cookeville , 25 miles away
Fall Creek Inn, Cookeville , 25 miles away
McMinnville Inn, McMinnville , 25 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Cookeville, Cookeville , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cain Creek:
Fall Creek Falls State Park, Spencer, 3 miles away
Spencer Cove RV Park, Spencer, 7 miles away
Mountain Glen RV Park, Pikeville, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cain Creek:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 49 miles away
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 55 miles away
Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee , 14 miles away
Rock Island State Park, Tennessee , 19 miles away
South Cumberland State Park, Tennessee , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cain Creek:
Grandview Golf Club, Spencer , 1 miles away
Hidden Falls Golf & Athletic, Dunlap , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Cain Creek
Fall Creek Falls Lake, Van Buren , 2 miles away
Cumberland Mountain Retreat Lake, Cumberland , 16 miles away

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