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Tennessee whitewater, Mullens Creek

Marion county, Prentice Cooper State Park to Mullens Cove section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V(V+)     4 miles
  If you're coming from Chattanooga it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This section of Mullens Creek is 4 miles long and is a class IV-V(V+) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Tennessee you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so keep in mind that rivers
    here are not as easy as elsewhere. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. You
might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The wonderful Tennessee scenery and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. There are a few other stretches in this river system that  
can be paddled as well. The Cumberland Plateau Mountains scenery is wonderful. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

Briefly about the general area:
Since you're here at Mullens Creek why not stop at Ditch Gap, and folks from Whiteside love to come here. You'll in fact wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the exciting things in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains. You ought to visit Elder Point when you're here at Mullens Creek, and don't leave Mullens Creek without first going for a hike along the Skyuka Trail. This is such a great river. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to Mullens Creek.

Mullens Creek, Prentice Cooper State Park to Mullens Cove 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 Mullens Creek.
 Whitewater Near Mullens Creek:
Mullens Creek, Marion County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Prentice Cooper State Park to Mullens Cove)
South Suck Creek, Marion County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4 miles long (Pipeline to Suck Confluence)
North Suck Creek, Marion/Sequatchie County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 2.4 miles long (pipeline to Suck Confluence)
Suck Creek, Marion/ Hamilton County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (Suck Confluence to Knuckle Head)
Middle Creek, Hamilton County, 7 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1.4 miles long (Rainbow Lake to Tennessee River)
North Chickamauga Creek, Hamilton County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Double Bridge to put-in for gorge run)
Coal Bank, Sequatchie County, 9 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1 miles long (ridge)
North Chickamauga Creek, Hamilton County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 12 miles long (Walden Ridge to Soddy-Daisy)
Little Sequatchie, Marion County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Indian Creek to Sequatchie River)
Falling Water Creek, Hamilton County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Soddy Daisy)
 Marinas Near Mullens Creek:
Hales Bar Resort and Marina, Guild , 7 miles away
Brown's Ferry Marina, Chattanooga , 9 miles away
Big Ridge Yacht Club, Chattanooga , 14 miles away
Chickamauga Marina, Chattanooga , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Mullens Creek:
Days Inn Chattanooga Lookout Mountain West, Chattanooga , 8 miles away
Hampt Chattanooga WEST/Lookout, Chattanooga , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CHATTANOOGA-LOOKOUT MTN, Chattanooga , 8 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Chattanooga I-24 West, TN, Chattanooga , 8 miles away
Super 8 Chattanooga Lookout Mountain TN, Chattanooga , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mullens Creek:
Hemlock Branch, Whiteside, 2 miles away
Prentice Cooper State Forest - Davis Pond, Whiteside, 3 miles away
McNabb Gulf, Whiteside, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Mullens Creek:
Skyuka Trail, Hamilton , 10 miles away
Skyuka Trail, Dade , 10 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamblen , 10 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamilton , 10 miles away
Hardy Trail, Hamilton , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mullens Creek:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 21 miles away
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 42 miles away
Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia , 16 miles away
Booker T. Washington State Park, Tennessee , 19 miles away
South Cumberland State Park, Tennessee , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mullens Creek:
Black Creek Club, Chattanooga , 7 miles away
Signal Mountain Golf & Country Club, Signal Mountain , 8 miles away
Moccasin Bend Public Golf Club, Chattanooga , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Mullens Creek
Rainbow Lake, Hamilton , 7 miles away
Nickajack Lake, Marion , 13 miles away
McCallie Lake, Walker , 14 miles away

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