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Tennessee whitewater, Emory River

Morgan county, Gobey Bridge to Oakdale section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     21.2 miles
  The wonderful Tennessee scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. The put-in location is a short drive from Harriman, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The beautiful Cumberland Plateau Mountains scenery is an added bonus. The Gobey Bridge to Oakdale stretch of Emory River in Tennessee is 21.2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-IV
    section. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. 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. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Tennessee is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The campgrounds here at Emory River are pretty good. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Gobey Bridge to Oakdale section  
is just one of many. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so go ahead and pack your camp stove.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Emory River without first paying a visit to Nemo Rapids. Do pay a visit to Obed Wild & Scenic River if you're here at Emory River, and you're sure to encounter some great people from Wartburg here. At this river you will always have a good time. Frozen Head State Park is a great spot to take a look at on a delightful day. All the water falling down from the sky makes Emory River a wet location.

Emory River, Gobey Bridge 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 Emory River.
 Whitewater Near Emory River:
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Nemo to Oakdale)
Island Creek, Morgan County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Catoosa Bridge to Emory River)
Emory River, Morgan County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Emory River Canyon - Highway 62 to Nemo)
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)
Emory River, Morgan County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 21.2 miles long (Gobey Bridge to Oakdale)
Crooked Fork Creek, Morgan County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (US 27 to Potter's Falls)
Island Creek, Morgan County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Catoosa Road to Catoosa Bridge)
Clear Creek, Morgan County, 8 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 , 14 miles away
Harbour Point Marina, Rockwood , 16 miles away
Bayside Marina & Resort, Ten Mile , 18 miles away
Marina & Dock Supply, Spring City , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Emory River:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRIMAN, Harriman , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn Harriman, Harriman , 10 miles away
Quality Inn Harriman, Harriman , 10 miles away
Days Inn Harriman, Harriman , 10 miles away
Rodeway Inn & Suites, Harriman , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Emory River:
Obed River Camp, Lancing, 6 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 , 2 miles away
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 25 miles away
Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee , 14 miles away
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 26 miles away
Pickett State Park, Tennessee , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Emory River:
Emory Golf & Country Club, Harriman , 10 miles away
Rockwood Golf & Country Club, Rockwood , 11 miles away
Southwest Point Golf Course, Kingston , 14 miles away

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