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Tennessee whitewater, North Chickamauga Creek

Hamilton county, Bowater Parking Area to Highway 27 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     2 miles
  If you're coming from Chattanooga it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. The scenic beauty of Hamilton County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The river winds through the Cumberland Plateau Mountains and you get great scenery. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. 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. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as
well. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This section is quite short so no need to bring snacks. The average Tennessee whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. The Bowater Parking Area to Highway 27 section of North Chickamauga Creek in Tennessee is 2 miles long and is according  
to American Whitewater a class III-IV section of whitewater. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
Harrison Bay State Park is a good place to stretch your legs a bit It's always great to check out Cave Springs. There's no way someone can get bored here in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains. North Chickamauga Creek is in the neighborhood of Booker T. Washington State Park which is a charming site. Don't leave North Chickamauga Creek without first checking out Flipper Bend.

North Chickamauga Creek, Bowater Parking Area to Highway 27 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near North Chickamauga Creek.
 Whitewater Near North Chickamauga Creek:
North Chickamauga Creek, Hamilton County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Bowater Parking Area to Highway 27)
Deep Creek, Hamilton County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 1.75 miles long (Mowbray to Soddy)
Little Soddy Creek, Hamilton County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 1.6 miles long (Hotwater Road to Back Valley Road)
Soddy Creek, Hamilton County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.6 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Jones Gap Road)
Falling Water Creek, Hamilton County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Soddy Daisy)
Cooper Creek, Sequatchie/ Hamilton County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Barker Camp Road to Bowater Parking Lot)
North Chickamauga Creek, Hamilton County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 12 miles long (Walden Ridge to Soddy-Daisy)
Coal Bank, Sequatchie County, 8 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1 miles long (ridge)
Big Possum Creek, Bledsoe County, 8 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 8.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Bakewell)
Little Possum Creek, Hamilton County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 6.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Bakewell)
 Marinas Near North Chickamauga Creek:
Pine Harbor Marina, Soddy Daisy , 7 miles away
Chickamauga Marina, Chattanooga , 8 miles away
Shady Grove Harbor, Soddy Daisy , 8 miles away
Misty Harbor Marina, Soddy Daisy , 8 miles away
Island Cove Marina & Resort, Harrison , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near North Chickamauga Creek:
Home Town Inn Soddy Daisy, Soddy-Daisy , 4 miles away
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 , 6 miles away
Courtyard Chattanooga Downtown, Chattanooga , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near North Chickamauga Creek:
Stevenson Branch Camp, Soddy Daisy, 3 miles away
Board Camp, Soddy Daisy, 6 miles away
Chester Frost County Park, Harrison, 7 miles away
 Trails Near North Chickamauga Creek:
Hardy Trail, Hamilton , 15 miles away
Skyuka Trail, Hamilton , 16 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamblen , 17 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamilton , 17 miles away
Skyuka Trail, Dade , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near North Chickamauga Creek:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 38 miles away
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 55 miles away
Booker T. Washington State Park, Tennessee , 7 miles away
Harrison Bay State Park, Tennessee , 10 miles away
Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near North Chickamauga Creek:
Montlake Golf & Country Club, Soddy Daisy , 1 miles away
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club, Hixson , 5 miles away
Creeks Bend Golf Club, Hixson , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near North Chickamauga Creek
Chickamauga Lake, Hamilton , 7 miles away
Lake Junior, Hamilton , 8 miles away
Rainbow Lake, Hamilton , 11 miles away

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