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Tennessee whitewater, Conasauga Creek

Monroe county, FR 341 to Holly Springs Road Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV(V+)     3 miles
  This section of Conasauga Creek in Tennessee is 3 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV(V+) section of whitewater. The starting point is not too far from Athens. 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 a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. This is a somewhat short section
    so no need to bring snacks. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling
rivers. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. The nature scenery of Tennessee and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains is a great  
plus for this river.

Briefly about the general area:
Why not take a refreshing hike along the Conasauga Falls Trail; Kirkland Hollow is another good spot to check out nearby. So much fun stuff to do here in the Great Smoky Mountains, too good to be true. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Conasauga Creek; Conasauga Falls Trail is a tremendous local trail. Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park is worth taking a look at if you're at Conasauga Creek; if you're going to from Tellico Plains, you won't be the only one. Conasauga Creek is a wet spot that gets much rain. The month with most of the rain is March while October is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Conasauga Creek.
 Whitewater Near Conasauga Creek:
Conasauga Creek, Monroe County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 3 miles long (FR 341 to Holly Springs Road Bridge)
Coker Creek, Polk County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 6 miles long (Highway 68 to Hiwassee River)
Wildcat Creek, Monroe County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 4 miles long (Source to Tellico River)
Tellico River, Monroe County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.2 miles long (Ranger Station to Tellico Plains)
Hiwassee River, Polk County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.8 miles long (Appalachia Dam to Appalachia Powerhouse)
Hiwassee River, Polk County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 5.8 miles long (Appalachia Powerhouse to Bridge at Reliance)
Wolf Creek, Polk County, 9 miles away
      Class IV+ - 2.3 miles long (FR to Hiawassee River)
Turtletown Creek, Polk County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (Highway 68 to Hiwassee River)
Laurel Creek, Monroe County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 0.2 miles long (to Tellico right below Turkey Creek Confluence)
Tellico River, Monroe County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.4 miles long (Bridge below Jared's Knee to Ranger Station)
 Ski Areas Near Conasauga Creek:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 59 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 71 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 73 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 88 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Conasauga Creek:
Harbor Cove Marina, Murphy , 14 miles away
Mountain View Marina, Murphy , 15 miles away
Shooks Marina, Murphy , 16 miles away
Duke's Hideaway Marina, Murphy , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Conasauga Creek:
Motor Inns Of America, Madisonville , 12 miles away
Red Roof Inn Etowah, Etowah , 12 miles away
Grand Vista Hotel And Suites, Vonore , 17 miles away
Rodeway Inn Sweetwater, Sweetwater , 18 miles away
Quality Inn West, Sweetwater , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Conasauga Creek:
Tellico Plains Koa, Tellico Plains, 5 miles away
Holly Flats, Tellico Plains, 11 miles away
Lost Creek, Reliance, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Conasauga Creek:
Conasauga Falls Trail, Monroe , 1 miles away
Conasauga Falls Trail, Monroe , 1 miles away
Ivy Trail, Monroe , 4 miles away
Doc Rogers Trail, Monroe , 5 miles away
Unicoi Trail, Polk , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Conasauga Creek:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 46 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 62 miles away
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, Tennessee , 12 miles away
Fort Loudoun State Park, Tennessee , 19 miles away
Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Conasauga Creek:
Madisonville Golf Course, Madisonville , 13 miles away
Ridgewood Golf Club, Athens , 16 miles away
Kahite Golf Course, Vonore , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Conasauga Creek
Yeller Nugget Lake, Monroe , 3 miles away
Apalachia Lake, Cherokee , 8 miles away
Campbell Cove Lake, Polk , 14 miles away

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