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Tennessee whitewater, McGill Creek

Bledsoe Hamilton county, Hendon Road to Coulterville Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     7 miles
  The average Tennessee whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The scenic beauty of Tennessee and the cool fresh water beats anything. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are
    great reasons to come. There's camping available near McGill Creek. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels
fill up quick. When you're paddling down a Cumberland Plateau Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Chattanooga, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This stretch is mid length, good for a one day paddling trip. The Hendon  
Road to Coulterville Road section of McGill Creek in Tennessee is 7 miles long and it is classified as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Park Fall Creek Falls State Park is a wonderful spot any time of year, and there are plenty of people from Graysville here. Yeah, come up here to the Cumberland Plateau Mountains for a good time. If the weather is good here at McGill Creek, you can go for a hike along the Laurel-Snow Trail; since you're here, do take a journey to Hurricane Point. A river like this is too good to miss. The beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Hart Spring, and you might also want to pay a visit to Sulphur Spring Hollow if you're here at McGill Creek.

McGill Creek, Hendon Road to Coulterville Road 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 McGill Creek.
 Whitewater Near McGill Creek:
Roaring Creek, Rhea County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 6 miles long (New Harmony Road to Bridge on Brayton Mountain Rd)
McGill Creek, Bledsoe / Hamilton County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Hendon Road to Coulterville Road)
Brush Creek, Rhea County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.3 miles long (Seventh Day Adventist Compound to Roaring Creek)
Little Possum Creek, Hamilton County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 6.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Bakewell)
Rock Creek, Bledsoe / Hamilton County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 9 miles long (Retro-Hughes Road to Leggett Road bridge)
Big Possum Creek, Bledsoe County, 7 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 8.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Bakewell)
Morgan Creek, Rhea County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 1.2 miles long (Snow Falls to Laurel-Snow Parking Lot)
Board Camp Creek, Hamilton County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - -blank- miles long (Jones Gap Road to Soddy Creek)
Richland Creek, Rhea County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (Old Dayton Reservoir to Laurel-Snow Parking Lot)
Little Soddy Creek, Hamilton County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 1.6 miles long (Hotwater Road to Back Valley Road)
 Marinas Near McGill Creek:
Sale Creek Marina Multiboating, Soddy Daisy , 8 miles away
Pine Harbor Marina, Soddy Daisy , 10 miles away
Shady Grove Harbor, Soddy Daisy , 11 miles away
Misty Harbor Marina, Soddy Daisy , 11 miles away
Island Cove Marina & Resort, Harrison , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near McGill Creek:
Holiday Inn Express DAYTON, Dayton , 6 miles away
Scottish Inns & Suites Dayton, Dayton , 8 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Dayton, Dayton , 8 miles away
BEST WESTERN Dayton, Dayton , 11 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Dayton, Dayton , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near McGill Creek:
Rock Creek Gorge, Bakewell, 2 miles away
Little Possum North, Bakewell, 5 miles away
Little Possum South, Bakewell, 5 miles away
 Trails Near McGill Creek:
Laurel-Snow Trail, Rhea , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near McGill Creek:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 49 miles away
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 49 miles away
Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee , 9 miles away
Harrison Bay State Park, Tennessee , 13 miles away
Booker T. Washington State Park, Tennessee , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near McGill Creek:
Montlake Golf & Country Club, Soddy Daisy , 13 miles away
Hidden Falls Golf & Athletic, Dunlap , 14 miles away
Bear Trace, Harrison , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near McGill Creek
Fall Creek Falls Lake, Van Buren , 19 miles away
Cumberland Mountain Retreat Lake, Cumberland , 19 miles away

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