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Tennessee whitewater, Doe River

Carter county, Blevins Bridge on Bear Cage Road to Highway 19E bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     5.7 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Johnson City, as you can see on the road map further down. The Blevins Bridge on Bear Cage Road to Highway 19E bridge stretch of Doe River in Carter County is 5.7 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. There's camping available near Doe River. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Great exercise
    and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This section is long enough to enjoy
a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip. There are many good hotels to choose from, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere.

Briefly about the general area:
Cherokee National Forest is a wonderful site to check out on
 
a wonderful day, and Dearden Fill Hollow is a great place to explore. There are good spots to discover along the Stone Mountain Trail, and going to Roan Mountain State Park is a splendid thing to do. This river is always fun. You're sure to stumble upon some friendly folks from Hampton here; Pardee Point is an interesting spot to stop by while at Doe River. Don't leave Doe River without first going for a hike along the Pond Mountain Trail. You should positively pop by Flagpole Point if you're here at Doe River. The amount of precipitation that falls at Doe River is close to the national average.

Doe River, Blevins Bridge on Bear Cage Road to Highway 19E bridge road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Doe River.
 Whitewater Near Doe River:
Doe River, Carter County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.7 miles long (Blevins Bridge on Bear Cage Road to Highway 19E bridge)
Doe River, Carter County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.5 miles long (Hampton to Elizabethton)
Doe River - Laurel Fork, -blank- County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 5 miles long (Dennis Cove to Hampton)
Watauga, Carter/ Washington County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 20.6 miles long (Watauga Reservoir to Boone Lake)
Doe River, Carter County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.6 miles long (Crabtree to Blevins Bridge on Bear Gauge Road)
Elk River, Carter County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.3 miles long (Route 2520 to US 321 bridge Close to Elk Mills)
Elk River, Avery (NC)/Carter (TN) County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4.8 miles long (Route 130 to bridge above Sone Mtn Church Tennessee)
Elk River, Carter and Avery County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Big Falls to Poga Rd)
Holston River, Sullivan County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (South Holston Dam to Boone Lake)
North Toe River, Avery County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 10 miles long (Plumtree to Bush Rd/Rt. 19E)
 Ski Areas Near Doe River:
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 20 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 22 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 24 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 29 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 35 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 75 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Doe River:
Fish Springs Marina, Hampton , 2 miles away
Lakeshore Marina, Hampton , 5 miles away
Pappy's Marina and Campground, Butler , 15 miles away
Pioneer Landing Campground, Butler , 15 miles away
Lake View Dock, Bristol , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Doe River:
Americourt Hotel-Mountain City, Mountain City , 2 miles away
Americourt Hotel Elizabethton, Elizabethton , 11 miles away
Quality Inn Johnson City, Johnson City , 13 miles away
Carnegie Hotel, Johnson City , 15 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Johnson City, Johnson City , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Doe River:
Laurel Fork Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Hampton, 2 miles away
Black Bear Resort, Hampton, 3 miles away
Dennis Cove Campground, Carter County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Doe River:
Stone Mountain Trail, Carter , 4 miles away
Pond Mountain Trail, Carter , 6 miles away
Laurel Fork Trail, Carter , 6 miles away
Laurel Fork Trail, Carter , 6 miles away
Little Pond Mountain Trail, Carter , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Doe River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 46 miles away
Roan Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 6 miles away
Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee , 7 miles away
Sycamore Shoals State Park, Tennessee , 7 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Doe River:
Elizabethton Golf Course, Elizabethton , 9 miles away
Buffalo Valley Golf Course, Unicoi , 11 miles away
City Of Johnson City, Johnson City , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Doe River
Watauga Lake, Carter , 5 miles away
South Holston Lake, Sullivan , 16 miles away

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