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Tennessee whitewater, Citico Creek

Cherokee county, Indian Boundary to Below Pigs in Space section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     4 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Knoxville. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Tennessee you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The natural beauty of Cherokee County and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. There's camping available near Citico Creek. A good workout and
    just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking
this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. Whitewater paddling here in the Great Smoky Mountains is a great experience. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This stretch of Citico Creek in Tennessee is 4 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-IV section. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop  
paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip.

Briefly about the general area:
You unquestionably must explore Fort Loudoun State Park if you're here at Citico Creek; at Citico Creek you always meet someone from Vonore. Be careful coming to the Great Smoky Mountains, you might not ever wanna go back home again. Go for a hike on the Rocky Flats Trail, and there are splendid places to discover along the Indian Boundary Lake Trail. This river is so great. Throughout the long summer days highs here at Citico Creek get into the 80's. For the period of the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 60's.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Citico Creek.
 Whitewater Near Citico Creek:
Citico Creek, Cherokee County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4 miles long (Indian Boundary to Below Pigs in Space)
Doublecamp Creek, Monroe County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 3.17 miles long (to Citico Creek)
Citico Creek, Monroe County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Doublecamp to Little Tennessee River)
Turkey Creek, Monroe County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Waucheesi to Tellico River)
North River, Monroe County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (North River Campground to Tellico River)
Santeetlah River, Graham County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 3.4 miles long (FR 81c Bridge to Forest Service Gate)
Tellico River, Monroe County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Bridge above Bald River to bridge below Jared's Knee)
Tellico River, Monroe County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Trout Hatchery to Bridge above Bald River)
Slickrock Creek, Graham/ County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.5 miles long (Big Fat Gap to Lake Cheoh)
Tellico River, Monroe County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.4 miles long (Bridge below Jared's Knee to Ranger Station)
 Ski Areas Near Citico Creek:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 40 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 57 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 59 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 70 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Citico Creek:
Shooks Marina, Murphy , 16 miles away
Mountain View Marina, Murphy , 16 miles away
Santeetlah Marina, Lake Santeetlah , 17 miles away
Duke's Hideaway Marina, Murphy , 17 miles away
Harbor Cove Marina, Murphy , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Citico Creek:
Grand Vista Hotel And Suites, Vonore , 15 miles away
BEST WESTERN Of Murphy, Murphy , 19 miles away
Hampton Inn Murphy, Murphy , 19 miles away
Luxbury Inn And Suites, Maryville , 20 miles away
Motor Inns Of America, Madisonville , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Citico Creek:
Doublecamp Campground, Monroe County, 1 miles away
Citico Creek Dispersed, Vonore, 1 miles away
Indian Boundary, Vonore, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Citico Creek:
Indian Boundary Lake Trail, Monroe , 2 miles away
Rocky Flats Trail, Monroe , 2 miles away
Moccasin Path Trail, Monroe , 2 miles away
Flats Mountain Trail, Monroe , 3 miles away
Pine Ridge Trail, Monroe , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Citico Creek:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 43 miles away
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 51 miles away
Fort Loudoun State Park, Tennessee , 12 miles away
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, Tennessee , 30 miles away
Vogel State Park, Georgia , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Citico Creek:
Golf Club, Maryville , 12 miles away
Kahite Golf Course, Vonore , 13 miles away
Rarity Bay Golf Club, Vonore , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Citico Creek
Santeetlah Lake, Graham , 15 miles away
Hiwassee Lake, Cherokee , 16 miles away
Yeller Nugget Lake, Monroe , 19 miles away

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