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Tennessee whitewater, Cove Creek

Sevier county, Cascades section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     1.5 miles
  This section of Cove Creek is 1.5 miles long and is a class II-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The natural beauty of Sevier County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around
    here. No need to look hard for hotels, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This is a bit of a short stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. The put-in location is a short
drive from Sevierville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Cascades section is one of them. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so don't forget that rivers here are less forgiving.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular
 
spot for people from Pigeon Forge, and do take a hike on the Cove Mountain Trail. If you yearn for a little side tour, try Little Cove Gap, and you can have a good hiking adventure along the Laurel Falls Trail. This is such a wonderful river. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a pleasant national park, and you can hit the slopes at Ober Gatlinburg close by. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to Cove Creek. When the night sets in temperatures descend down into the 60's. Highs through the wintertime are mostly in the 40's, and winter nights come with lows in the 20's to Cove Creek.

Cove Creek, Cascades road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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Detailed Map


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Stats for this river stretch


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Local weather forecast


OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Cove Creek.
 Whitewater Near Cove Creek:
Cove Creek, Sevier County, 0 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (Cascades)
Little River, Sevier County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 3.5 miles long (Sinks to Elbow)
Little Pigeon River - West Prong, Sevier County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V - 2.6 miles long (Campbell Overlook to 1st bridge in Gatlinsburg)
Little River, Sevier/Blount County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Bridge at Elkmont to Sinks)
Little Pigeon River - West Prong, Sevier County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 6.6 miles long (Gatlinsburg to 1st bridge in Pigeon Forge)
Little River, Blount County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.6 miles long (Elbow to Townsend)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater Limited, Sevier County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Little River - Middle Prong, Blount County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Lynn Camp and Thunderhead Prong Confluence to Tremont Institute)
Lynn Camp Prong, Blount County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (to confluence with Thunderhead Prong)
Thunderhead Prong, Blount County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 1.5 miles long (to confluence with Lynn Camp Prong)
 Ski Areas Near Cove Creek:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 6 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 39 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 47 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 48 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 78 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Cove Creek:
Mountain Cove Marina, Sevierville , 12 miles away
Gator Point Marina and Cabin, Sevierville , 14 miles away
Lighthouse Pointe Marina, Dandridge , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Cove Creek:
Baymont Inn & Suites Pigeon Forge, Pigeon Forge , 4 miles away
Clarion Inn Dollywood Area, Pigeon Forge , 4 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Pigeon Forge, Pigeon Forge , 4 miles away
Hampton Inn Pigeon ForgeOn The River, Pigeon Forge , 4 miles away
Country Cascades, Pigeon Forge , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cove Creek:
Up the Creek RV Camp, Pigeon Forge, 1 miles away
Eagles Nest Campground, Pigeon Forge, 2 miles away
Eagles Nest Campground, Sevierville, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Cove Creek:
Cove Mountain Trail, Sevier , 5 miles away
Laurel Falls Trail, Sevier , 5 miles away
Meigs Mountain Trail, Sevier , 7 miles away
Jakes Creek Trail, Sevier , 8 miles away
Sugarland Mountain Trail, Sevier , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cove Creek:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 8 miles away
Panther Creek State Park, Tennessee , 31 miles away
Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina , 36 miles away
Big Ridge State Park, Tennessee , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cove Creek:
Gatlinburg City Departments Golf Course, Pigeon Forge , 6 miles away
Eagle's Landing Golf Course, Sevierville , 7 miles away
Creekside Plantation Golf Course, Seymour , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Cove Creek
Douglas Lake, Sevier , 13 miles away

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