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Tennessee whitewater, Lynn Camp Prong

Blount county, to confluence with Thunderhead Prong section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V(V+)     3 miles
  If you're coming from Sevierville it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This stretch of Lynn Camp Prong in Blount County is 3 miles long and is a class IV-V(V+) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The natural beauty of Tennessee and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The to confluence with
    Thunderhead Prong section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good
rivers. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. The Great Smoky Mountains scenery is wonderful. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Tennessee are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that  
a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The campgrounds here at Lynn Camp Prong are pretty good. This is a short paddling stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking along the Meigs Mountain Trail is good fun, and you're sure to stumble upon some fine people from Townsend here. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains. If time allows, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a national park worth visiting; Green Camp Gap is another delightful place to explore nearby. This river is a wonderful place to visit.

Lynn Camp Prong, to confluence with Thunderhead Prong 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 Lynn Camp Prong.
 Whitewater Near Lynn Camp Prong:
Lynn Camp Prong, Blount County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (to confluence with Thunderhead Prong)
Little River - Middle Prong, Blount County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Lynn Camp and Thunderhead Prong Confluence to Tremont Institute)
Thunderhead Prong, Blount County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 1.5 miles long (to confluence with Lynn Camp Prong)
Little River, Sevier County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 3.5 miles long (Sinks to Elbow)
Little River, Blount County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.6 miles long (Elbow to Townsend)
Little River - West Prong, Blount County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Cold Water Knob to Cades Cove Road)
Little River - West Prong, Blount County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Confluence with Laurel Creek to West Prong of Little River)
Little River, Sevier/Blount County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Bridge at Elkmont to Sinks)
Little River, Blount County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 10 miles long (Townsend to Dam at Melrose)
Cove Creek, Sevier County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1.5 miles long (Cascades)
 Ski Areas Near Lynn Camp Prong:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 8 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 39 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 41 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 41 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 81 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Lynn Camp Prong:
Fontana Village Marina, Fontana Dam , 12 miles away
Deyton Camp Boat Dock Rentals, Robbinsville , 19 miles away
Santeetlah Marina, Lake Santeetlah , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Lynn Camp Prong:
Townsend Gateway Inn, Townsend , 7 miles away
BEST WESTERN Cades Cove Inn, Townsend , 8 miles away
Tremont Lodge & Resort, Townsend , 8 miles away
Highland Manor Inn And Conference Center, Townsend , 9 miles away
Chalet Village, Gatlinburg , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lynn Camp Prong:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Upper Henderson, Gatlinburg, 2 miles away
Derrick Knob Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Almond, 3 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Marks Cove, Gatlinburg, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Lynn Camp Prong:
Meigs Mountain Trail, Sevier , 2 miles away
Jakes Creek Trail, Sevier , 4 miles away
Laurel Falls Trail, Sevier , 5 miles away
Anthony Creek Trail, Blount , 8 miles away
Sugarland Mountain Trail, Sevier , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Lynn Camp Prong:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 11 miles away
Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina , 29 miles away
Fort Loudoun State Park, Tennessee , 38 miles away
Panther Creek State Park, Tennessee , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Lynn Camp Prong:
Gatlinburg City Departments Golf Course, Pigeon Forge , 12 miles away
Eagle's Landing Golf Course, Sevierville , 16 miles away
Creekside Plantation Golf Course, Seymour , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Lynn Camp Prong
Fontana Lake, Swain , 14 miles away

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