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Fentress / Pickett county, TN 85 Bridge to Dale Hollow Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     37 miles
  The TN 85 Bridge to Dale Hollow Lake section of Obey River - East Fork in Tennessee is 37 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. The put-in location is a short drive from Cookevi lle, please print out a copy of the road map
    further down the page so you wonít get lost. The nature scenery of Fentress/ Pickett County and the water flowing gracefully down Obey River - East Fork will make you feel great. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking
in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. A stretch this long is of course too much for a one day trip, so it looks like you will be camping out. 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. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. When you're paddling down a Cumberland Plateau Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. You can
  pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Obey River - East Fork without dropping by Dale Hollow Lake State Park, and there are plenty of people from Monroe here. So many enjoyable things in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains, just unbelievable. A great site like Standing Stone State Park near Obey River - East Fork is too delightful to leave out, and you could always look at Bugger Hole Hollow.

Obey River - East Fork, TN 85 Bridge to Dale Hollow Lake 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:
Obey River - West Fork, Overton/ Pickett County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 15.5 miles long (TN 85n Bridge to Dale Hollow Lake)
Roaring River, Overton/ Jackson County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Highway 135 to Stock Gap Road Bridge)
Flat Creek, Overton County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 11.3 miles long (Highway 136 to Roaring River)
Obey River - East Fork, Fentress/ Pickett County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 37 miles long (TN 85 Bridge to Dale Hollow Lake)
Spring Creek, Overton County, 16 miles away
      Class II-V - 28.6 miles long (Highway 42 Close to Rickman to Roaring River)
Obey River - East Fork, Fentress County, 17 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 10 miles long (Hanging Limb to Highway 85)
Obey River - East Fork, Overton/ Fentress County, 17 miles away
      Class III-V - 13.8 miles long (Cliff Springs to TN 85 Bridge)
Spring Creek, Jackson County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 4 miles long (Waterloo Falls to Spring Creek Community)
Little Hurricane Creek, Overton/Fentress County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Muddy Pond Road to Hurricane Creek)
Hurricane Creek, Fentress County, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Camp Ground Road to East Fork Obey)
 Marinas Near Obey River - East Fork:
Sunset Marina & Resort, Byrdstown , 6 miles away
East Port Marina & Resort, Alpine , 9 miles away
Mitchell Creek Marina, Allons , 10 miles away
Hendricks Creek Resort, Burkesville , 13 miles away
Wisdom Dock, Albany , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Obey River - East Fork:
BEST WESTERN Albany Garden Inn, Albany , 17 miles away
Garden Inn at Bee Rock, Monterey , 19 miles away
Alpine Lodge And Suites, Cookeville , 24 miles away
Caryonah Hunting Lodge, Crossville , 24 miles away
Fall Creek Inn, Cookeville , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Obey River - East Fork:
Deep Valley Park, Allons, 6 miles away
Deep Valley Recreational Vehicle Park, Allons, 6 miles away
Lillydale Rec Area - Dale Hollow Lake, -blank-, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Obey River - East Fork:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 49 miles away
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 51 miles away
Dale Hollow Lake State Park, Kentucky , 10 miles away
Standing Stone State Park, Tennessee , 12 miles away
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, Kentucky , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Obey River - East Fork:
Hidden Valley Golf & Country, Livingston , 7 miles away
Mountain View Golf Course, Albany , 14 miles away
76 Falls Country Club, Albany , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Obey River - East Fork
Dale Hollow Lake, Clay , 15 miles away
City of Monterey Lake, Putnam , 18 miles away

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