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Tennessee whitewater, Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong

Sevier county, Highway 73 to Richardson Cove section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     9.2 miles
  The scenic beauty of Sevier County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Tennessee are often more challenging than in other states, so don't forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. The starting point is not too far from Sevierville, as
    you can see on the road map further down. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. Lodging is available near the river, and if you make reservations in advance
you're all set. The Highway 73 to Richardson Cove stretch of Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong is 9.2 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Highway 73 to Richardson Cove section is just one of many. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
You might want to pay a visit to
 
Swader Hollow if you're here at Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong. If you're visiting Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong from Sevierville, you won't be the only one; close by you find the Cove Mountain Trail which is a nice hiking trail. At this river you will always have a good time. All our national parks are great sites to explore, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park is no exception. Going for a hike on the Sugarland Mountain Trail is always a great adventure, and striking scenery and good skiing is what you acquire at Ober Gatlinburg. All through the long summer days at Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong temperatures are usually in the 80's.

Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong, Highway 73 to Richardson Cove 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:
Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong, Sevier County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.2 miles long (Highway 73 to Richardson Cove)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rafting In The Smokies, Sevier County, 2 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong, Sevier County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.7 miles long (Picnic Grounds at Greenbrier Ranger Station to Highway 73)
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, 6 miles away
      Class IV+ - 1.5 miles long (Ramsey's Cascade trailhead to Porters Creek confluence)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater Limited, Sevier County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Little Pigeon River - West Prong, Sevier County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 6.6 miles long (Gatlinsburg to 1st bridge in Pigeon Forge)
Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong, Sevier County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 1.4 miles long (Ramsey Prong/ Eagle Rocks Prong confluence to Bridge at Trailhead)
Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong, Sevier County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 1.75 miles long (Chimneys Trailhead to Chimneys Picnic Area)
Walker Camp Prong, Sevier County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Bridge below Alum Cave Creek confluence to Chimney's Trailhead)
 Ski Areas Near Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 10 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 26 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 44 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 45 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 64 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong:
Gator Point Marina and Cabin, Sevierville , 10 miles away
Lighthouse Pointe Marina, Dandridge , 12 miles away
Mountain Cove Marina, Sevierville , 13 miles away
Indian Creek Boat Dock, Dandridge , 13 miles away
Swann's Marina, Dandridge , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong:
Mountain Shadows Resort, Gatlinburg , 4 miles away
A Tree Top View Cabin, Gatlinburg , 5 miles away
Bluegreen Vacations Mountain Loft, Ascend Resort Collection, Gatlinburg , 5 miles away
Bent Creek Golf Village, Gatlinburg , 6 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Gatlinburg On The River, Gatlinburg , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong:
Greenbrier Island Campground, Gatlinburg, 2 miles away
Le Conte Vista RV Resort, Gatlinburg, 3 miles away
Trout Creek Campground, Gatlinburg, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong:
Cove Mountain Trail, Sevier , 11 miles away
Sugarland Mountain Trail, Sevier , 11 miles away
Laurel Falls Trail, Sevier , 13 miles away
Messer Trail, Cocke , 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 , 7 miles away
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 61 miles away
Panther Creek State Park, Tennessee , 26 miles away
Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong:
Bent Creek Golf Village, Gatlinburg , 5 miles away
Gatlinburg City Departments Golf Course, Pigeon Forge , 8 miles away
Eagle's Landing Golf Course, Sevierville , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong
Douglas Lake, Sevier , 13 miles away

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