riverfacts.com
US Whitewater > Tennessee > North River

MORE INFOMAPSTATSSAFETY

      
   
   
   

Tennessee whitewater, North River

Monroe county, North River Campground to Tellico River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     2 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Athens, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so better not forget that rivers here are less forgiving. The nature scenery of Monroe County and the water flowing gracefully down North River make the trip here worthwhile. A good workout and just hanging out with mother
    nature will have you coming back for more. The Great Smoky Mountains scenery is wonderful. The North River Campground to Tellico River section of North River in Monroe County is 2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater
as a class III-IV section. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. This is a somewhat short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the North River Campground to Tellico River section is one of them. 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.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the McNabb Creek Trail is always a nice adventure, and needless to say, A visit to Queen Cove is always fun. Yep, outdoors amusing things truly is plentiful here in the Great Smoky Mountains. There are wonderful places to explore along the Hemlock Trail, and North River is a site with many visitors from Tellico Plains. This river is so perfect. North River is a wet site that gets a large amount of rainfall. The month with most of the rain is March; October is when it's the driest.

North River, North River Campground to Tellico River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

Map
map
Detailed Map


Stats
map
Stats for this river stretch


Weather
weather
Local weather forecast


OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near North River.
 Whitewater Near North River:
North River, Monroe County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (North River Campground to Tellico River)
Tellico River, Monroe County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Trout Hatchery to Bridge above Bald River)
Turkey Creek, Monroe County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Waucheesi to Tellico River)
Bald River, Monroe County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 6 miles long (ForkSouth 126 bridge to Bald River Falls)
Tellico River, Monroe County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Bridge above Bald River to bridge below Jared's Knee)
Tellico River, Monroe County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.4 miles long (Bridge below Jared's Knee to Ranger Station)
Citico Creek, Cherokee County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4 miles long (Indian Boundary to Below Pigs in Space)
Citico Creek, Monroe County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Doublecamp to Little Tennessee River)
Laurel Creek, Monroe County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 0.2 miles long (to Tellico right below Turkey Creek Confluence)
Santeetlah River, Graham County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 3.4 miles long (FR 81c Bridge to Forest Service Gate)
 Ski Areas Near North River:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 44 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 56 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 58 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 72 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near North River:
Shooks Marina, Murphy , 10 miles away
Mountain View Marina, Murphy , 11 miles away
Harbor Cove Marina, Murphy , 12 miles away
Duke's Hideaway Marina, Murphy , 12 miles away
Santeetlah Marina, Lake Santeetlah , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near North River:
BEST WESTERN Of Murphy, Murphy , 14 miles away
Hampton Inn Murphy, Murphy , 14 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MURPHY, Murphy , 15 miles away
Days Inn Murphy, Murphy , 15 miles away
Grand Vista Hotel And Suites, Vonore , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near North River:
McNabb Creek - Cherokee National Forest, Cleveland, 1 miles away
North River, Tellico Plains, 1 miles away
Dam Creek, Tellico Plains, 1 miles away
 Trails Near North River:
McNabb Creek Trail, Monroe , 1 miles away
Hemlock Trail, Monroe , 1 miles away
Long Branch Trail, Monroe , 2 miles away
Laurel Branch Trail, Monroe , 2 miles away
Panther Branch Trail, Monroe , 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near North River:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 47 miles away
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 54 miles away
Fort Loudoun State Park, Tennessee , 16 miles away
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, Tennessee , 28 miles away
Vogel State Park, Georgia , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near North River:
Cherokee Hills Golf Club, Murphy , 15 miles away
Kahite Golf Course, Vonore , 16 miles away
Golf Club, Maryville , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near North River
Hiwassee Lake, Cherokee , 11 miles away
Persimmon Lake, Cherokee , 15 miles away
Yeller Nugget Lake, Monroe , 15 miles away

Copyright © Stratus-Pikpuk, Inc.
Some content, including Reach Name, Class, Coordinates, and Length, comes from American Whitewater with permission.