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Tennessee whitewater, Emory River

Morgan county, Emory River Canyon - Highway 62 to Nemo section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     7 miles
  The scenic beauty of Morgan County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Tennessee are often tougher than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. If you're coming from Harriman it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map
    further down the page so you wonít get lost. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling spots. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The nearby
hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Emory River Canyon - Highway 62 to Nemo section is just one of them. Whitewater paddling here in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains is a great experience. This section of Emory River is  
7 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. This stretch is mid length, good for a one day paddling trip.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of people from Wartburg here, and visiting Frozen Head State Park is a splendid thing to do. You just can't imagine the amount of outdoors enjoyable stuff the Cumberland Plateau Mountains has to offer. If time allows, Obed Wild & Scenic River is a national park worth stopping at. The high level of rain makes Emory River a pretty wet place. Of all the months in a year March is the one with the most rain while October is usually the driest month.

Emory River, Emory River Canyon - Highway 62 to Nemo 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 Emory River.
 Whitewater Near Emory River:
Emory River, Morgan County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Emory River Canyon - Highway 62 to Nemo)
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Nemo to Oakdale)
Island Creek, Morgan County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Catoosa Bridge to Emory River)
Emory River, Morgan County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 21.2 miles long (Gobey Bridge to Oakdale)
Crooked Fork Creek, Morgan County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.2 miles long (Potter's Falls to Camp Austin)
Little Clear Creek, -blank- County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Highway 62 to Lily)
Clear Creek, Morgan County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Lilly to Nemo)
Crooked Fork Creek, Morgan County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (US 27 to Potter's Falls)
Island Creek, Morgan County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Catoosa Road to Catoosa Bridge)
Clear Creek, Morgan County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.5 miles long (Jett to Lilly)
 Ski Areas Near Emory River:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 78 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Emory River:
Kingston KOA Kampground and Marina, Kingston , 15 miles away
Harbour Point Marina, Rockwood , 17 miles away
Bayside Marina & Resort, Ten Mile , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Emory River:
Days Inn Harriman, Harriman , 11 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRIMAN, Harriman , 11 miles away
Comfort Inn Harriman, Harriman , 11 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Harriman, Harriman , 11 miles away
Travelodge Harriman, Harriman , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Emory River:
Obed River Camp, Lancing, 7 miles away
Clear Creek Campsite, Clarkrange, 9 miles away
Frozen Head State Park, Petros, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Emory River:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 3 miles away
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 24 miles away
Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee , 14 miles away
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 27 miles away
Pickett State Park, Tennessee , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Emory River:
Emory Golf & Country Club, Harriman , 11 miles away
Rockwood Golf & Country Club, Rockwood , 12 miles away
Southwest Point Golf Course, Kingston , 15 miles away

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