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Tennessee whitewater, Little Pigeon River - West Prong

Sevier county, Chimneys Picnic Area to Campbell Overlook section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     2.5 miles
  The average Tennessee whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so better not forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. This stretch of Little Pigeon River - West Prong is 2.5 miles long and it is classified as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. The wonderful Tennessee scenery and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. The beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains
    is a great plus for this river. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The put-in location is a short drive from Sevierville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further
down the page. No need to look hard for hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling places. This stretch is short so better bring some good walking shoes. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time  
outdoors are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
While staying at Little Pigeon River - West Prong you could always look at Hant Hollow; hiking is a popular thing to do around Little Pigeon River - West Prong; Cove Mountain Trail is a perfect local trail. So much exciting stuff in the Great Smoky Mountains, just tremendous. You're sure to stumble upon some wonderful people from Gatlinburg here. There's tremendous hiking along the Sugarland Mountain Trail, and you can never get enough of the perfect skiing at Ober Gatlinburg. If you havenít been to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you ought to schedule some time for it while you're here.

Little Pigeon River - West Prong, Chimneys Picnic Area to Campbell Overlook road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Little Pigeon River - West Prong.
 Whitewater Near Little Pigeon River - West Prong:
Little Pigeon River - West Prong, Sevier County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.5 miles long (Chimneys Picnic Area to Campbell Overlook)
Road Prong, Sevier County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 0.72 miles long (Third bridge to right above West Prong confluence)
Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong, Sevier County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 1.75 miles long (Chimneys Trailhead to Chimneys Picnic Area)
Walker Camp Prong, Sevier County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Bridge below Alum Cave Creek confluence to Chimney's Trailhead)
Little River, Sevier County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.2 miles long (Huskey Gap Branch to Elkmont C.Highway)
Little Pigeon River - West Prong, Sevier County, 4 miles away
      Class II-V - 2.6 miles long (Campbell Overlook to 1st bridge in Gatlinsburg)
Upper Road Prong, Sevier County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.09 miles long (Green Light Falls to Third Bridge)
Little Pigeon River - West Prong - Roaring Fork, Sevier County, 4 miles away
      Class I-IV - 1 miles long (Roaring Fork Motor Trail)
Little River, Sevier/Blount County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Bridge at Elkmont to Sinks)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater Limited, Sevier County, 5 miles away
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 Ski Areas Near Little Pigeon River - West Prong:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 5 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 29 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 38 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 39 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 71 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Little Pigeon River - West Prong:
Gator Point Marina and Cabin, Sevierville , 17 miles away
Mountain Cove Marina, Sevierville , 18 miles away
Lighthouse Pointe Marina, Dandridge , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Pigeon River - West Prong:
The Park Vista - A Doubletree By Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg , 3 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Gatlinburg On The River, Gatlinburg , 3 miles away
Hampton Inn Gatlinburg TN, Gatlinburg , 4 miles away
Glenstone Lodge, Gatlinburg , 4 miles away
Super 8 Downtown Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Pigeon River - West Prong:
Chimneys Campground, Sevier County, 1 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Rough Creek, Gatlinburg, 3 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Three Forks, Gatlinburg, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Little Pigeon River - West Prong:
Sugarland Mountain Trail, Sevier , 4 miles away
Cove Mountain Trail, Sevier , 6 miles away
Laurel Falls Trail, Sevier , 7 miles away
Jakes Creek Trail, Sevier , 7 miles away
Meigs Mountain Trail, Sevier , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Pigeon River - West Prong:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 4 miles away
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 65 miles away
Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina , 28 miles away
Panther Creek State Park, Tennessee , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Pigeon River - West Prong:
Gatlinburg City Departments Golf Course, Pigeon Forge , 9 miles away
Bent Creek Golf Village, Gatlinburg , 12 miles away
Eagle's Landing Golf Course, Sevierville , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Pigeon River - West Prong
Douglas Lake, Sevier , 18 miles away

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