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Tennessee whitewater, French Broad

Cocke county, Del Rio to Bridgeport Market section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II(III)     8.5 miles
 
These people rent canoes on the french broad. 865-322-5041 Says Jobe

The starting location is a reasonable drive from Newport, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. This stretch of French Broad in Cocke County is 8.5 miles long and
    is according to American Whitewater a class I-II(III) section of whitewater. The nature scenery of Tennessee and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Getting your paddling muscles activated and
a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The Del Rio to Bridgeport Market stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers.  
On this section you do get some distance, suitable for an afternoon trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Why not take a refreshing hike along the Meadow Creek Mountain Trail; if you yearn for a little side spree, try White Rock Hollow. French Broad is right by the Stone Mountain Trail, and French Broad is not far at all from Parrottsville. This river is so perfect. During the days of summer at French Broad temperatures are mostly in the 80's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. For the period of the winter highs are regularly in the 40's with temperatures at French Broad dipping down into the 20's all through winter nights.

French Broad, Del Rio to Bridgeport Market road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near French Broad.
 Whitewater Near French Broad:
French Broad, Cocke County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 8.5 miles long (Del Rio to Bridgeport Market)
Whitewater Outfitter - USA Raft, Cocke County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Outdoor Adventures, Cocke County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Pigeon River Officer, Cocke County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Five Rivers Adventures, Cocke County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Rip Roaring Adventures, Cocke County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Pigeon River, Cocke County, 9 miles away
      Class III+ - 4.66 miles long (Big Creek to Hartford)
Pigeon River, Cocke County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.2 miles long (Walter's Power Plant at Waterville to Bridge at Hartford)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rapid Descent River, Cocke County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Big Creek, Haywood County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (NPS Campground to Confluence with Big Pigeon)
 Ski Areas Near French Broad:
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 21 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 36 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 39 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 55 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 57 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 84 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 85 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 87 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 98 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near French Broad:
Swann's Marina, Dandridge , 19 miles away
Indian Creek Boat Dock, Dandridge , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near French Broad:
Christopher Place, An Intimat, Newport , 8 miles away
Parkway Inn Newport, Newport , 9 miles away
Knights Inn Newport, Newport , 9 miles away
Quality Inn Newport, Newport , 9 miles away
BEST WESTERN Newport Inn, Newport , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near French Broad:
Fox Fire Camp And Canoe, Hartford, 9 miles away
Houston Valley Campground, Cocke County, 9 miles away
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Camp, Newport, 9 miles away
 Trails Near French Broad:
Meadow Creek Mountain Trail, Cocke , 7 miles away
Stone Mountain Trail, Cocke , 8 miles away
Gum Springs Trail, Cocke , 8 miles away
Tweed Trail, Cocke , 9 miles away
Tweed Trail, Cocke , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near French Broad:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 33 miles away
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 40 miles away
Panther Creek State Park, Tennessee , 29 miles away
Davy Crockett Birthplace State, Tennessee , 33 miles away
Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near French Broad:
Smoky MTN Country Club & Grill, Newport , 8 miles away
Baneberry Golf & Resort, White Pine , 15 miles away
White Pine Golf Club, White Pine , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near French Broad
Waterville Lake, Haywood , 14 miles away

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