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Tennessee whitewater, Conasauga River

Polk county, Jacks River to US 411 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     10.1 miles
  The average Tennessee whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Cleveland, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack
    your camping stuff. The Jacks River to US 411 Bridge section of Conasauga River is 10.1 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from
the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The scenic beauty of Tennessee and the cool fresh water beats anything. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with  
mother nature have people coming from far and near. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Parksville Beach is next to Conasauga River and is a gorgeous beach to visit; great hiking is available along the Conasauga River Trail. No need to travel far to check out exciting stuff like Wilson Bend; there are plenty of people from Conasauga here at Conasauga River. This river is a great place to visit. Everybody loves Fort Mountain State Park, and don't leave Conasauga River without first paying a visit to Browder Spring. Near Conasauga River you stumble on Sluder Gap which is a good location to stop at, and a visit to Browder Spring will fill your spirit with tremendous feelings.

Conasauga River, Jacks River to US 411 Bridge 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 Conasauga River.
 Whitewater Near Conasauga River:
Conasauga River, Polk County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 10.1 miles long (Jacks River to US 411 Bridge)
Conasauga River, Murray County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 10 miles long (Hickory Creek Trailhead to East Cowpen Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Nantahala Outdoor Center, Polk County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Conasauga River, Murray County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Chicken Coop Gap to East Cowpen Road)
Mill Creek, Murray County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 3 miles long (Along Mill Creek Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Ocoee Outdoors, Polk County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Cascade Outdoors, Polk County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Cherokee Rafting Service, Polk County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Quest Expeditions, Polk County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Ocoee Inn Rafting, Polk County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Conasauga River:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 88 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 92 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 95 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Conasauga River:
Lake Ocoee Inn & Marina, Benton , 7 miles away
 Beaches Near Conasauga River:
Parksville Beach, Polk , 7 miles away
 Hotels Near Conasauga River:
Key West Inn Chatsworth, Chatsworth , 13 miles away
Super 8 Chatsworth/Dalton, Chatsworth , 15 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Cleveland, Cleveland , 16 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CLEVELAND NORTHWEST, Cleveland , 17 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Cleveland, Cleveland , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Conasauga River:
Conasauga River, Oldfort, 3 miles away
Cottonwood Patch Horse Camp, Oldfort, 4 miles away
Hickey Gap, Cisco, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Conasauga River:
Conasauga River Trail, Polk , 2 miles away
Conasauga River Trail, Polk , 2 miles away
Gryder Camp Trail, Murray , 4 miles away
Cloer Trail, Murray , 5 miles away
Blue Ridge Trail, Polk , 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Conasauga River:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 60 miles away
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 63 miles away
Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia , 13 miles away
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, Tennessee , 18 miles away
Red Clay State Park, Tennessee , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Conasauga River:
Chatata Valley Golf & Country Club, Cleveland , 12 miles away
Waterville Golf Course, Cleveland , 14 miles away
Indian Trace Golf Course, Chatsworth , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Conasauga River
Parksville Lake, Polk , 6 miles away
Weehunt Lake, Fannin , 19 miles away

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