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Tennessee whitewater, Obey River - East Fork

Fentress county, Hanging Limb to Highway 85 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V+     10 miles
  The scenic beauty of Fentress County and the playfulness of the water beats anything. This stretch of Obey River - East Fork is 10 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-V+ section. If you're coming from Crossville it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way
    this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing
to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The campgrounds here at Obey River - East Fork are pretty good. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. The Hanging Limb to Highway 85 stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit  
harder to master in this state than those in other states, so keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. Whitewater paddling here in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains is a great experience.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Obey River - East Fork you'll almost certainly meet some people from Wilder. Obey River - East Fork is a wet place that gets a great deal of rain. July is when you get the most rain here, and October is the month with the least moisture. The warmest time of the year at Obey River - East Fork arrives with high temperatures in the 80's. Once the sun is down it descends down to the 60's.

Obey River - East Fork, Hanging Limb to Highway 85 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 Obey River - East Fork.
 Whitewater Near Obey River - East Fork:
Little Hurricane Creek, Overton/Fentress County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Muddy Pond Road to Hurricane Creek)
Hurricane Creek, Fentress County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Camp Ground Road to East Fork Obey)
Obey River - East Fork, Fentress County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 10 miles long (Hanging Limb to Highway 85)
Obey River - East Fork, Overton/ Fentress County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 13.8 miles long (Cliff Springs to TN 85 Bridge)
Clear Creek, -blank- County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 21 miles long (US 127 to Barnett Bridge)
Obey River - West Fork, Overton/ Pickett County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 15.5 miles long (TN 85n Bridge to Dale Hollow Lake)
Obey River - East Fork, Fentress/ Pickett County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 37 miles long (TN 85 Bridge to Dale Hollow Lake)
Clear Fork - North Prong, Fentress County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - -blank- miles long (Old Sunbright to Banner Springs)
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Adams Bridge to Potter's Ford)
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 14 miles away
      Class I-V - 9.6 miles long (US 127 Close to Crossville to Adams Bridge)
 Marinas Near Obey River - East Fork:
East Port Marina & Resort, Alpine , 10 miles away
Sunset Marina & Resort, Byrdstown , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Obey River - East Fork:
Caryonah Hunting Lodge, Crossville , 10 miles away
Garden Inn At Bee Rock, Monterey , 13 miles away
Quality Inn Crossville, Crossville , 14 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Crossville, Crossville , 14 miles away
Red Roof Inn Crossville, Crossville , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Obey River - East Fork:
Cherokee Lodge, Crossville, 11 miles away
Roam and Roost RV Campground, Crossville, 12 miles away
Taylors Ford, Byrdstown, 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Obey River - East Fork:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 34 miles away
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 43 miles away
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 18 miles away
Standing Stone State Park, Tennessee , 27 miles away
Dale Hollow Lake State Park, Kentucky , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Obey River - East Fork:
Mountain Ridge Golf Club, Monterey , 13 miles away
Deer Creek Golf Club, Crossville , 15 miles away
River Run Golf Club, Crossville , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Obey River - East Fork
City of Monterey Lake, Putnam , 11 miles away

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