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Tennessee whitewater, Clear Fork

Scott county, Brewster Bridge to Burnt Mill Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+     10 miles
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Tennessee are often more challenging than in other states, so don't forget that rivers here are less forgiving. The wonderful Scott County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good places for that around here. The Brewster Bridge to Burnt Mill
    Bridge stretch of Clear Fork in Scott County is 10 miles long and is a class II+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so why not pack your camp stove
too. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. The beautiful Cumberland Plateau Mountains scenery is an added bonus. There's camping available near Clear Fork. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. 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.  
The starting location is a reasonable drive from Harriman.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Clear Fork without first checking out Horseshoe Bend, and the great folks of Sunbright like to hang out nearby. Yep, outdoors amusing stuff truly is abundant here in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains. Meeting Bend is a fine location to explore while in the area. A spree to Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area is worthwhile, and hiking along the Ridge Trail is splendid fun. Pickett State Park is a picturesque place any time of year, and do take a hike on the Hidden Passage Trail.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Clear Fork.
 Whitewater Near Clear Fork:
White Oak Creek, Morgan/ Scott/ Fentress County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Highway 52 to Clear Fork River)
Cumberland River - Big South Fork, Scott County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10.2 miles long (Burnt Mill Bridge over Clear Fork to Bridge at Leatherwood Ford)
Clear Fork, Scott County, 4 miles away
      Class II+ - 10 miles long (Brewster Bridge to Burnt Mill Bridge)
White Oak Creek, Morgan/ Scott County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 21.3 miles long (Burville Road to Burnt Mill Bridge)
North White Oak Creek, Fentress Scott County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 7.8 miles long (Zenith Mines to Leatherwood Ford)
Cumberland River - Big South Fork, McCreary/Whitley County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 12 miles long (Station Camp to Lake Cumberland)
Cumberland River - Big South Fork, Scott / Pulaski County, 6 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 19 miles long (Leatherwood Ford to Blue Heron Kentucky)
Pine Creek, Scott County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.62 miles long (Close to Toonley to Leatherwood Ford)
New River, Scott County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.9 miles long (US 27 Bridge to Clear Fork River)
Emory River, Morgan County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 21.2 miles long (Gobey Bridge to Oakdale)
 Ski Areas Near Clear Fork:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 86 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Clear Fork:
Red Roof Inn Whitley City, Whitley City , 25 miles away
Days Inn Harriman, Harriman , 26 miles away
Quality Inn Harriman, Harriman , 26 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRIMAN, Harriman , 26 miles away
Comfort Inn Harriman, Harriman , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clear Fork:
Bandy Creek Campground, Scott County, 7 miles away
Big South Fork Lodge Campground and Motel, Jamestown, 8 miles away
Saddle Valley Campground, Jamestown, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Clear Fork:
Hidden Passage Trail, Pickett , 13 miles away
Ridge Trail, Pickett , 13 miles away
Island Trail, Pickett , 13 miles away
Lake View Trail, Pickett , 13 miles away
Lake Bluff Trail, Pickett , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clear Fork:
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 14 miles away
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 18 miles away
Pickett State Park, Tennessee , 14 miles away
Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee , 19 miles away
Cove Lake State Park, Tennessee , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Clear Fork:
Town Of Oneida Municipal Golf, Oneida , 12 miles away

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