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Tennessee whitewater, Citico Creek

Monroe county, Doublecamp to Little Tennessee River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     17 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Monroe County and the water flowing gracefully down Citico Creek beats anything. This stretch of Citico Creek is 17 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. There are campgrounds quite near the river where
    you can camp. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. 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. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your camp stove. If you're coming from Knoxville it's not a long drive at all to the starting location. The beautiful Great Smoky Mountains scenery is an added bonus. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. This river system has a few good paddling  
stretches and the Doublecamp to Little Tennessee River section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Citico Creek is not far at all from Vonore; Fort Loudoun State Park is both good and pretty. That right there is a load of entertaining stuff already but it goes on, the Great Smoky Mountains has it all. Don't leave Citico Creek without first going for a hike along the Rocky Flats Trail. There's nice hiking along the Mill Branch Trail. High temperatures at Citico Creek through the summertime months are in the 80's. Once the sun is down it sinks down to the 60's.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Citico Creek.
 Whitewater Near Citico Creek:
Doublecamp Creek, Monroe County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 3.17 miles long (to Citico Creek)
Citico Creek, Cherokee County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4 miles long (Indian Boundary to Below Pigs in Space)
Citico Creek, Monroe County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Doublecamp to Little Tennessee River)
Slickrock Creek, Graham/ County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.5 miles long (Big Fat Gap to Lake Cheoh)
North River, Monroe County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (North River Campground to Tellico River)
Turkey Creek, Monroe County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Waucheesi to Tellico River)
Santeetlah River, Graham County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 3.4 miles long (FR 81c Bridge to Forest Service Gate)
Santeetlah River, Graham County, 8 miles away
      Class III+ - 5 miles long (Gate to FS Road 81 Bridge)
Tellico River, Monroe County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Trout Hatchery to Bridge above Bald River)
Snowbird Creek, Graham County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 8 miles long (Hooper Bald to Junction)
 Ski Areas Near Citico Creek:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 38 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 56 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 58 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 68 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Citico Creek:
Santeetlah Marina, Lake Santeetlah , 15 miles away
Shooks Marina, Murphy , 18 miles away
Deyton Camp Boat Dock Rentals, Robbinsville , 18 miles away
Mountain View Marina, Murphy , 19 miles away
Duke's Hideaway Marina, Murphy , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Citico Creek:
Grand Vista Hotel And Suites, Vonore , 16 miles away
Luxbury Inn And Suites, Maryville , 17 miles away
Butterfly Gap Retreat, Maryville , 18 miles away
Quality Inn Alcoa, Alcoa , 19 miles away
Creekside Paradise, Robbinsville , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Citico Creek:
Doublecamp Campground, Monroe County, 3 miles away
Jake Best Campground, Monroe County, 3 miles away
Citico Creek Dispersed, Vonore, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Citico Creek:
Rocky Flats Trail, Monroe , 2 miles away
Mill Branch Trail, Monroe , 2 miles away
Crowder Branch Trail, Monroe , 2 miles away
Pine Ridge Trail, Monroe , 3 miles away
Fodderstack Trail, Monroe , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Citico Creek:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 41 miles away
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 51 miles away
Fort Loudoun State Park, Tennessee , 13 miles away
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, Tennessee , 33 miles away
Vogel State Park, Georgia , 40 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Citico Creek:
Golf Club, Maryville , 11 miles away
Kahite Golf Course, Vonore , 14 miles away
Laurel Valley Golf Course, Maryville , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Citico Creek
Santeetlah Lake, Graham , 14 miles away
Fontana Lake, Swain , 18 miles away
Hiwassee Lake, Cherokee , 19 miles away

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