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Tennessee whitewater, Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong

Sevier county, Picnic Grounds at Greenbrier Ranger Station to Highway 73 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     2.7 miles
  The Picnic Grounds at Greenbrier Ranger Station to Highway 73 stretch of Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong in Sevier County is 2.7 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-IV section. The starting location is a short drive from Sevierville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but you'd better reserve in advance
    because these hotels fill up quick. The beautiful scenery of Sevier County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking,
either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Tennessee are harder than the national norm, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Picnic Grounds at Greenbrier Ranger Station to Highway 73 section  
is just one of them. When you're paddling down a Great Smoky Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. The campgrounds here at Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong are pretty good. This is a somewhat short section so no need to bring snacks.

Briefly about the general area:
Gotta ski! Ober Gatlinburg is a good site to do that, and if you crave a little side visit, try Tudor Hollow. Life's too short to enjoy all the cool things in the Great Smoky Mountains. There are plenty of folks from Gatlinburg here at Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong. The Sugarland Mountain Trail is a great hiking trail close to Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a glorious national park.

Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong, Picnic Grounds at Greenbrier Ranger Station to Highway 73 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong.
 Whitewater Near Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong:
Whitewater Outfitter - Rafting In The Smokies, Sevier County, 1 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong, Sevier County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.2 miles long (Highway 73 to Richardson Cove)
Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong, Sevier County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.7 miles long (Picnic Grounds at Greenbrier Ranger Station to Highway 73)
Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong, Sevier County, 3 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1.5 miles long (Ramsey's Cascade trailhead to Porters Creek confluence)
Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong, Sevier County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 1.4 miles long (Ramsey Prong/ Eagle Rocks Prong confluence to Bridge at Trailhead)
Little Pigeon River - West Prong - Roaring Fork, Sevier County, 5 miles away
      Class I-IV - 1 miles long (Roaring Fork Motor Trail)
Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong, Sevier County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 1.75 miles long (Chimneys Trailhead to Chimneys Picnic Area)
Walker Camp Prong, Sevier County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Bridge below Alum Cave Creek confluence to Chimney's Trailhead)
Upper Road Prong, Sevier County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.09 miles long (Green Light Falls to Third Bridge)
Road Prong, Sevier County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 0.72 miles long (Third bridge to right above West Prong confluence)
 Ski Areas Near Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 11 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 23 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 40 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 42 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 63 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong:
Gator Point Marina and Cabin, Sevierville , 14 miles away
Indian Creek Boat Dock, Dandridge , 15 miles away
Lighthouse Pointe Marina, Dandridge , 15 miles away
Mountain Cove Marina, Sevierville , 16 miles away
Swann's Marina, Dandridge , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong:
Bent Creek Golf Village, Gatlinburg , 4 miles away
Mountain Shadows Resort, Gatlinburg , 4 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Gatlinburg On The River, Gatlinburg , 5 miles away
Bluegreen Vacations Mountain Loft, Ascend Resort Collection, Gatlinburg , 6 miles away
A Tree Top View Cabin, Gatlinburg , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong:
Greenbrier Island Campground, Gatlinburg, 2 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Injun Creek, Gatlinburg, 2 miles away
Le Conte Vista RV Resort, Gatlinburg, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong:
Sugarland Mountain Trail, Sevier , 11 miles away
Cove Mountain Trail, Sevier , 12 miles away
Messer Trail, Cocke , 12 miles away
Laurel Falls Trail, Sevier , 14 miles away
Jakes Creek Trail, Sevier , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 8 miles away
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 58 miles away
Panther Creek State Park, Tennessee , 29 miles away
Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong:
Bent Creek Golf Village, Gatlinburg , 4 miles away
Gatlinburg City Departments Golf Course, Pigeon Forge , 11 miles away
Eagle's Landing Golf Course, Sevierville , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong
Douglas Lake, Sevier , 16 miles away

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