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Tennessee whitewater, Cumberland River - Big South Fork

Scott county, Burnt Mill Bridge over Clear Fork to Bridge at Leatherwood Ford section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     10.2 miles
  The wonderful Tennessee scenery and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Harriman, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Tennessee is often tougher than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many runs in this state are not easy. The campgrounds here at Cumberland River - Big South Fork are pretty
    good. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here.
The beautiful Cumberland Plateau Mountains scenery is an added bonus. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This stretch of Cumberland River - Big South Fork in Scott County is 10.2 miles long and has been rated as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. A good workout and a chance to spend some time  
outdoors have people coming from far and near. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Burnt Mill Bridge over Clear Fork to Bridge at Leatherwood Ford stretch is just one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Cumberland River - Big South Fork is not far at all from Elgin. A visit to Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area is recommended, and do put some time aside to spend at O and W Rapids since you're here at Cumberland River - Big South Fork. Coming to this river is always a good idea. You should check out Jakes Hole when you're here at Cumberland River - Big South Fork, and Rions Eddy is always fun to check out.

Cumberland River - Big South Fork, Burnt Mill Bridge over Clear Fork to Bridge at Leatherwood Ford 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 Cumberland River - Big South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Cumberland River - Big South Fork:
Cumberland River - Big South Fork, McCreary/Whitley County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 12 miles long (Station Camp to Lake Cumberland)
Cumberland River - Big South Fork, Scott County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10.2 miles long (Burnt Mill Bridge over Clear Fork to Bridge at Leatherwood Ford)
Cumberland River - Big South Fork, Scott / Pulaski County, 3 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 19 miles long (Leatherwood Ford to Blue Heron Kentucky)
Pine Creek, Scott County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.62 miles long (Close to Toonley to Leatherwood Ford)
White Oak Creek, Morgan/ Scott/ Fentress County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Highway 52 to Clear Fork River)
North White Oak Creek, Fentress Scott County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 7.8 miles long (Zenith Mines to Leatherwood Ford)
New River, Scott County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.9 miles long (US 27 Bridge to Clear Fork River)
Clear Fork, Scott County, 7 miles away
      Class II+ - 10 miles long (Brewster Bridge to Burnt Mill Bridge)
White Oak Creek, Morgan/ Scott County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 21.3 miles long (Burville Road to Burnt Mill Bridge)
Emory River, Morgan County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 21.2 miles long (Gobey Bridge to Oakdale)
 Ski Areas Near Cumberland River - Big South Fork:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 86 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Cumberland River - Big South Fork:
Red Roof Inn Whitley City, Whitley City , 21 miles away
Monticello Motel, Monticello , 26 miles away
BEST WESTERN Lake Cumberland Inn, Monticello , 27 miles away
Comfort Inn Pioneer, Pioneer , 28 miles away
Days Inn Harriman, Harriman , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cumberland River - Big South Fork:
Bandy Creek Campground, Scott County, 4 miles away
Big South Fork National RiverRA - Station Camp, Elgin, 6 miles away
Big South Fork Lodge Campground and Motel, Jamestown, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Cumberland River - Big South Fork:
Racoon Loop, McCreary , 12 miles away
Hidden Passage Trail, Pickett , 12 miles away
Island Trail, Pickett , 12 miles away
Ladder Trail, Pickett , 12 miles away
Ridge Trail, Pickett , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cumberland River - Big South Fork:
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 10 miles away
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 21 miles away
Pickett State Park, Tennessee , 13 miles away
Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee , 20 miles away
Cumberland Falls State Park, Kentucky , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cumberland River - Big South Fork:
Town Of Oneida Municipal Golf, Oneida , 9 miles away

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