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Tennessee whitewater, Crab Orchard Creek

Morgan county, Flat Rock Ford to Oakdale section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     13.5 miles
  The Flat Rock Ford to Oakdale stretch of Crab Orchard Creek in Tennessee is 13.5 miles long and it is classified as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Harriman, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might
    end up sleeping in your car. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder
to master in this state than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. The Flat Rock Ford to Oakdale stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. The Cumberland Plateau  
Mountains scenery is wonderful. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The beautiful scenery of Morgan County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle.

Briefly about the general area:
The nice people of Oakdale like to hang out close by; unsurprisingly, all our national parks are perfect places to visit and Obed Wild & Scenic River is no exception. Life's too short to enjoy all the cool things in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains. Summertime highs at Crab Orchard Creek typically tend to be in the 80's. For the duration of the dark hours of summer temperatures dip down into the 60's.

Crab Orchard Creek, Flat Rock Ford to Oakdale 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 Crab Orchard Creek.
 Whitewater Near Crab Orchard Creek:
Island Creek, Morgan County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Catoosa Bridge to Emory River)
Crab Orchard Creek, Morgan County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13.5 miles long (Flat Rock Ford to Oakdale)
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Nemo to Oakdale)
Island Creek, Morgan County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Catoosa Road to Catoosa Bridge)
Crooked Fork Creek, Morgan County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.2 miles long (Potter's Falls to Camp Austin)
Piney Creek, Cumberland/Roane/Rhea County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 11.1 miles long (Highway 70 to Highway 27)
Crooked Fork Creek, Morgan County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (US 27 to Potter's Falls)
Emory River, Morgan County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Emory River Canyon - Highway 62 to Nemo)
Clear Creek, Morgan County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Lilly to Nemo)
Yellow Creek, Cumberland County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Catoosa Road to Daddy's Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Crab Orchard Creek:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 76 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Crab Orchard Creek:
Kingston KOA Kampground and Marina, Kingston , 8 miles away
Harbour Point Marina, Rockwood , 10 miles away
Bayside Marina & Resort, Ten Mile , 12 miles away
Marina & Dock Supply, Spring City , 13 miles away
Eden Marina, Spring City , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Crab Orchard Creek:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRIMAN, Harriman , 4 miles away
Comfort Inn Harriman, Harriman , 4 miles away
Quality Inn Harriman, Harriman , 4 miles away
Rodeway Inn & Suites, Harriman , 4 miles away
Days Inn Harriman, Harriman , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Crab Orchard Creek:
Caney Creek Campground, Roane County, 5 miles away
Caney Creek Recreational Vehicle Resort, Harriman, 6 miles away
Kingston KOA Kampground and Marina, Kingston, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Crab Orchard Creek:
Fooshee Pass Trail, Meigs , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Crab Orchard Creek:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 5 miles away
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 32 miles away
Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee , 18 miles away
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 25 miles away
Cove Lake State Park, Tennessee , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Crab Orchard Creek:
Rockwood Golf & Country Club, Rockwood , 5 miles away
Emory Golf & Country Club, Harriman , 6 miles away
Southwest Point Golf Course, Kingston , 9 miles away

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