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Tennessee whitewater, Clifty Creek

Smith county, Eastland Road to Caney Fork section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     0.98 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Tennessee tend to be more challenging than the national average, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. The put-in is not too far from Crossville. The Eastland Road to Caney Fork section of Clifty Creek in Tennessee is 0.98 miles long and has been rated as a class V section by American Whitewater. This is a very short stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river
    in one stretch. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. You
might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Eastland Road to Caney Fork stretch is one of them. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The nature scenery of Smith County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to  
    come here and paddle. Whitewater paddling here in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains is a great experience.

Briefly about the general area:
A great deal of rain falls at Clifty Creek. The month of March is the wettest
  with most of the rain; the driest of the months is October. High temperatures at Clifty Creek through the long summer days are in the 80's while night lows are frequently in the 60's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 40's, and after the sun is down throughout the wintertime temperatures at Clifty Creek sink into the 20's.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Clifty Creek.
 Whitewater Near Clifty Creek:
Clifty Creek, Smith County, 0 miles away
      Class V - 0.98 miles long (Eastland Road to Caney Fork)
Caney Fork, White/ Cumberland County, 2 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, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Bee Creek to Caney Fork)
Cain Creek, Van Buren County, 14 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)
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 16 miles away
      Class I-V - 9.6 miles long (US 127 Close to Crossville to Adams Bridge)
Daddy's Creek, Cumberland County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.5 miles long (Big Lick to Sutton Dam)
Obey River - East Fork, Overton/ Fentress County, 18 miles away
      Class III-V - 13.8 miles long (Cliff Springs to TN 85 Bridge)
Obey River - East Fork, Fentress County, 20 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 10 miles long (Hanging Limb to Highway 85)
 Hotels Near Clifty Creek:
Caryonah Hunting Lodge, Crossville , 13 miles away
Garden Inn at Bee Rock, Monterey , 15 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
 Campgrounds Near Clifty Creek:
Meadow Lake City Park, Crossville, 11 miles away
Cherokee Lodge, Crossville, 12 miles away
Fall Creek Falls State Park, Spencer, 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clifty Creek:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 44 miles away
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 62 miles away
Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee , 16 miles away
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 17 miles away
Burgess Falls State Park, Tennessee , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Clifty Creek:
Mountain Ridge Golf Club, Monterey , 12 miles away
River Run Golf Club, Crossville , 12 miles away
Grandview Golf Club, Spencer , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Clifty Creek
Cumberland Mountain Retreat Lake, Cumberland , 8 miles away
Fall Creek Falls Lake, Van Buren , 14 miles away
Geronimo Lake, Cumberland , 15 miles away

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