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Tennessee whitewater, Caney Fork

White Cumberland county, Clifty Bridge to Bee Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V     9.1 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Tennessee are often tougher than in other states, so better not forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. If you're coming from Crossville it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. The campgrounds here at Caney Fork are pretty good. The nature scenery of Tennessee and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people
    coming here. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling
spots. The Clifty Bridge to Bee Creek stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. The wild scenery of the Cumberland Plateau Mountains is great. The Clifty Bridge to Bee Creek stretch of Caney Fork in Tennessee is 9.1 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-V section. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make  
reservations in advance you're all set. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
Going to Park Fall Creek Falls State Park close to Caney Fork is a good thing to do. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to Caney Fork. Summer nighttime lows sink down to the 60's. For the period of the winter highs are commonly in the 40's; throughout the dark hours in the wintertime at Caney Fork temperatures dip to the 20's. The high level of precipitation makes Caney Fork a pretty wet place.

Caney Fork, Clifty Bridge to Bee Creek 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 Caney Fork.
 Whitewater Near Caney Fork:
Clifty Creek, Smith County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 0.98 miles long (Eastland Road to Caney Fork)
Caney Fork, White/ Cumberland County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 9.1 miles long (Clifty Bridge to Bee Creek)
Caney Fork, White/Van Buren/Warren County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 27.1 miles long (Bee Creek to Collins River)
Bee Creek, White/ Cumberland/ Van Buren County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Bee Creek to Caney Fork)
Cain Creek, Van Buren County, 13 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 8 miles long (Fall Creek Falls State Park to Highway 30)
Daddy's Creek, Cumberland County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 13 miles long (Sutton Dam to Antioch Bridge)
Daddy's Creek, Cumberland County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.5 miles long (Big Lick to Sutton Dam)
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 16 miles away
      Class I-V - 9.6 miles long (US 127 Close to Crossville to Adams Bridge)
Henderson Cr, Rhea County, 19 miles away
      Class V - 7 miles long (Liberty Hill Road to Laurel)
Obey River - East Fork, Overton/ Fentress County, 19 miles away
      Class III-V - 13.8 miles long (Cliff Springs to TN 85 Bridge)
 Hotels Near Caney Fork:
Caryonah Hunting Lodge, Crossville , 14 miles away
Red Roof Inn Crossville, Crossville , 16 miles away
Quality Inn Crossville, Crossville , 16 miles away
Super 8 Crossville TN, Crossville , 16 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Crossville, Crossville , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Caney Fork:
Meadow Lake City Park, Crossville, 11 miles away
Cherokee Lodge, Crossville, 13 miles away
Fall Creek Falls State Park, Spencer, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Caney Fork:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 44 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 61 miles away
Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee , 15 miles away
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 17 miles away
Burgess Falls State Park, Tennessee , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Caney Fork:
Grandview Golf Club, Spencer , 12 miles away
River Run Golf Club, Crossville , 12 miles away
Mountain Ridge Golf Club, Monterey , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Caney Fork
Cumberland Mountain Retreat Lake, Cumberland , 7 miles away
Fall Creek Falls Lake, Van Buren , 13 miles away
Geronimo Lake, Cumberland , 15 miles away

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