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Cumberland Morgan county, Obed Junction to Nemo section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     10 miles
  The Obed Junction to Nemo stretch of Obed River in Cumberland/ Morgan County is 10 miles long and has been rated as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. The wonderful Cumberland/ Morgan County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Obed River are reasons enough to come here and paddle. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. This is not the only paddling section in this river system,
    there are others too. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. If you're coming from Harriman
it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The wild scenery of the Cumberland Plateau Mountains is great. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Tennessee you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the  
great campgrounds nearby. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so pack your camping stuff. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Lancing here, and if you havenít been to Obed Wild & Scenic River, you must schedule some time for it while you're here. So much fun stuff to do here in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains, too splendid to be true. Ohmigod Rapids is a stunning spot to go to while you're at Obed River; a short trip to Rock Garden Rapids is always worthwhile.

Obed River, Obed Junction to Nemo 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 Obed River.
 Whitewater Near Obed River:
Clear Creek, Morgan County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Lilly to Nemo)
Island Creek, Morgan County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Catoosa Road to Catoosa Bridge)
Little Clear Creek, -blank- County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Highway 62 to Lily)
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Nemo to Oakdale)
Clear Creek, Morgan County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.5 miles long (Jett to Lilly)
Island Creek, Morgan County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Catoosa Bridge to Emory River)
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10 miles long (Obed Junction to Nemo)
Daddy's Creek, Cumberland County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.8 miles long (Antioch Bridge to Devils Breakfast Table Bridge)
Clear Creek, Morgan County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.5 miles long (Barnett Bridge to Jett Bridge)
Yellow Creek, Cumberland County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Catoosa Road to Daddy's Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Obed River:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 82 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Obed River:
Harbour Point Marina, Rockwood , 16 miles away
Kingston KOA Kampground and Marina, Kingston , 16 miles away
Marina & Dock Supply, Spring City , 18 miles away
Bayside Marina & Resort, Ten Mile , 19 miles away
Eden Marina, Spring City , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Obed River:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRIMAN, Harriman , 12 miles away
Comfort Inn Harriman, Harriman , 12 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Harriman, Harriman , 13 miles away
Travelodge Harriman, Harriman , 13 miles away
Days Inn Harriman, Harriman , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Obed River:
Obed River Camp, Lancing, 1 miles away
Clear Creek Campsite, Clarkrange, 6 miles away
Caney Creek Campground, Roane County, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Obed River:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 7 miles away
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 28 miles away
Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee , 19 miles away
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 22 miles away
Pickett State Park, Tennessee , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Obed River:
Rockwood Golf & Country Club, Rockwood , 12 miles away
Fairfield Glade Community Club, Crossville , 12 miles away
Emory Golf & Country Club, Harriman , 13 miles away

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