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Tennessee whitewater, Crooked Fork Creek

Morgan county, US 27 to Potter's Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     2 miles
  This stretch of Crooked Fork Creek in Tennessee is 2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV-V section. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Tennessee are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before
    you come because it is a very popular destination. The nature scenery of Morgan County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. When you're paddling down a Cumberland Plateau Mountains
river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch is short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a  
few others too. If you're coming from Harriman it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
Visiting Obed Wild & Scenic River is just something you need to do if you haven't yet, and lots of people from Wartburg come here. And that's not all the things to do here in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains. You undeniably ought to explore Frozen Head State Park since you're here at Crooked Fork Creek. Crooked Fork Creek is a wet spot that gets a large amount of precipitation.

Crooked Fork Creek, US 27 to Potter's Falls 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 Crooked Fork Creek.
 Whitewater Near Crooked Fork Creek:
Crooked Fork Creek, Morgan County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.2 miles long (Potter's Falls to Camp Austin)
Crooked Fork Creek, Morgan County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (US 27 to Potter's Falls)
Emory River, Morgan County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Emory River Canyon - Highway 62 to Nemo)
Emory River, Morgan County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 21.2 miles long (Gobey Bridge to Oakdale)
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Nemo to Oakdale)
Island Creek, Morgan County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Catoosa Bridge to Emory River)
Emory River, Morgan County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.5 miles long (Coal loading facility at base of Ligias Ridge to Gobey Bridge)
Little Emory River, Morgan County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Ford Close to Right Fork to Kring Hollow Road)
Little Clear Creek, -blank- County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Highway 62 to Lily)
Clear Creek, Morgan County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Lilly to Nemo)
 Ski Areas Near Crooked Fork Creek:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 73 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Crooked Fork Creek:
Kingston KOA Kampground and Marina, Kingston , 14 miles away
Harbour Point Marina, Rockwood , 18 miles away
Bayside Marina & Resort, Ten Mile , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Crooked Fork Creek:
Days Inn Harriman, Harriman , 9 miles away
Quality Inn Harriman, Harriman , 10 miles away
Rodeway Inn & Suites, Harriman , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn Harriman, Harriman , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRIMAN, Harriman , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Crooked Fork Creek:
Frozen Head State Park, Petros, 6 miles away
Bird Mt Camp, Petros, 7 miles away
Obed River Camp, Lancing, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Crooked Fork Creek:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 4 miles away
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 24 miles away
Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee , 10 miles away
Cove Lake State Park, Tennessee , 28 miles away
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Crooked Fork Creek:
Emory Golf & Country Club, Harriman , 9 miles away
Southwest Point Golf Course, Kingston , 13 miles away
Rockwood Golf & Country Club, Rockwood , 13 miles away

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