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Tennessee whitewater, Little River - West Prong

Blount county, Confluence with Laurel Creek to West Prong of Little River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     3 miles
  If you're coming from Sevierville it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers here are less forgiving. The scenic beauty of Blount County and the water flowing gracefully down Little River
    - West Prong will make you feel great. This is a somewhat short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled
as well. Lodging is available near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains is a great plus for this river. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. The Confluence with Laurel Creek to West Prong of Little River stretch of Little River - West Prong in Blount County is 3 miles long and is according to  
American Whitewater a class III-IV section of whitewater. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that.

Briefly about the general area:
A good spot to stop by close to Little River - West Prong is Finley Cove, and if you like skiing, you're in luck; Ober Gatlinburg is reasonably near. Having a fine time in the Great Smoky Mountains is uncomplicated. There are plenty of people from Townsend here at Little River - West Prong; Little River - West Prong is right by the Vista Trail.

Little River - West Prong, Confluence with Laurel Creek to West Prong of Little River 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 Little River - West Prong.
 Whitewater Near Little River - West Prong:
Little River - West Prong, Blount County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Confluence with Laurel Creek to West Prong of Little River)
Little River, Blount County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.6 miles long (Elbow to Townsend)
Little River, Blount County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 10 miles long (Townsend to Dam at Melrose)
Little River - West Prong, Blount County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Cold Water Knob to Cades Cove Road)
Little River - Middle Prong, Blount County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Lynn Camp and Thunderhead Prong Confluence to Tremont Institute)
Thunderhead Prong, Blount County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 1.5 miles long (to confluence with Lynn Camp Prong)
Little River, Sevier County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 3.5 miles long (Sinks to Elbow)
Lynn Camp Prong, Blount County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (to confluence with Thunderhead Prong)
Abrams Creek, Blount County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 18 miles long (Cades Cove to US Route 127)
Cove Creek, Sevier County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (Cascades)
 Ski Areas Near Little River - West Prong:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 12 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 44 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 45 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 45 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 86 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Little River - West Prong:
Fontana Village Marina, Fontana Dam , 12 miles away
Deyton Camp Boat Dock Rentals, Robbinsville , 18 miles away
Santeetlah Marina, Lake Santeetlah , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Little River - West Prong:
Townsend Gateway Inn, Townsend , 3 miles away
BEST WESTERN Cades Cove Inn, Townsend , 3 miles away
Tremont Lodge & Resort, Townsend , 3 miles away
Highland Manor Inn And Conference Center, Townsend , 4 miles away
Dancing Bear Lodge, Townsend , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little River - West Prong:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - West Prong, Townsend, 2 miles away
Tremont Hills Campground, Townsend, 2 miles away
Lazy Daze Campground, Townsend, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Little River - West Prong:
Anthony Creek Trail, Blount , 3 miles away
Vista Trail, Blount , 4 miles away
Russell Field Trail, Blount , 4 miles away
Rich Mountain Trail, Blount , 5 miles away
Meigs Mountain Trail, Sevier , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little River - West Prong:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 16 miles away
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 66 miles away
Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina , 32 miles away
Fort Loudoun State Park, Tennessee , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little River - West Prong:
Lambert Acres Golf Course, Maryville , 13 miles away
Country Inn at Bays Mountain Golf Course, Seymour , 14 miles away
Creekside Plantation Golf Course, Seymour , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Little River - West Prong
Fontana Lake, Swain , 12 miles away
Santeetlah Lake, Graham , 18 miles away

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