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Tennessee whitewater, North Chickamauga Creek

Hamilton county, Walden Ridge to Soddy-Daisy section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     12 miles
  This stretch of North Chickamauga Creek is 12 miles long and it is classified as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Hamilton County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The put-in is not too far from Chattanooga, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking
    or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling rivers. The Walden Ridge to Soddy-Daisy stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Tennessee is often
tougher than elsewhere, so don't forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can  
camp. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
Big Bend is an interesting place to go to while at North Chickamauga Creek; if the weather is splendid, you can go for a hike along the Hardy Trail. Harrison Bay State Park is both good and picturesque, and it's in the vicinity of North Chickamauga Creek, and you are in close proximity to Buzzard Point if you're here. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. Booker T. Washington State Park is a pleasant place to explore on a wonderful day, and a visit to Barker Spring will fill your spirit with great feelings.

North Chickamauga Creek, Walden Ridge to Soddy-Daisy 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 North Chickamauga Creek.
 Whitewater Near North Chickamauga Creek:
Falling Water Creek, Hamilton County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Soddy Daisy)
North Chickamauga Creek, Hamilton County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Bowater Parking Area to Highway 27)
North Chickamauga Creek, Hamilton County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 12 miles long (Walden Ridge to Soddy-Daisy)
Coal Bank, Sequatchie County, 4 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1 miles long (ridge)
Cooper Creek, Sequatchie/ Hamilton County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Barker Camp Road to Bowater Parking Lot)
Deep Creek, Hamilton County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 1.75 miles long (Mowbray to Soddy)
Soddy Creek, Hamilton County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.6 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Jones Gap Road)
Cain Creek, Sequatchie/ Hamilton County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Barker Camp Road to Bowater Parking lot)
Little Soddy Creek, Hamilton County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 1.6 miles long (Hotwater Road to Back Valley Road)
Middle Creek, Hamilton County, 8 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1.4 miles long (Rainbow Lake to Tennessee River)
 Marinas Near North Chickamauga Creek:
Chickamauga Marina, Chattanooga , 9 miles away
Big Ridge Yacht Club, Chattanooga , 10 miles away
Pine Harbor Marina, Soddy Daisy , 11 miles away
Shady Grove Harbor, Soddy Daisy , 11 miles away
Misty Harbor Marina, Soddy Daisy , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near North Chickamauga Creek:
Quality Inn Hixson, Hixson , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CHATTANOOGA-HIXSON, Hixson , 6 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Chattanooga North At Highway 153, TN, Hixson , 7 miles away
Home Town Inn Soddy Daisy, Soddy-Daisy , 7 miles away
Courtyard Chattanooga Downtown, Chattanooga , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near North Chickamauga Creek:
Stevenson Branch Camp, Soddy Daisy, 3 miles away
Lockharts Arch, Chattanooga, 8 miles away
North Suck Creek, Chattanooga, 9 miles away
 Trails Near North Chickamauga Creek:
Hardy Trail, Hamilton , 13 miles away
Skyuka Trail, Hamilton , 14 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamblen , 15 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamilton , 15 miles away
Skyuka Trail, Dade , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near North Chickamauga Creek:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 34 miles away
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 53 miles away
Booker T. Washington State Park, Tennessee , 9 miles away
Harrison Bay State Park, Tennessee , 13 miles away
Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near North Chickamauga Creek:
Montlake Golf & Country Club, Soddy Daisy , 4 miles away
Quarry Golf Club, Chattanooga , 5 miles away
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club, Hixson , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near North Chickamauga Creek
Rainbow Lake, Hamilton , 8 miles away
Chickamauga Lake, Hamilton , 8 miles away
Lake Junior, Hamilton , 9 miles away

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