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Tennessee whitewater, Big Possum Creek

Bledsoe county, Waldens Ridge to Bakewell section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+(IV)     8.5 miles
  This stretch of Big Possum Creek is 8.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III+(IV) section of whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. 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. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Waldens Ridge to Bakewell stretch is one of them. The put-in is not too far from Chattanooga, as you can see on the road map
further down. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. The beautiful scenery of Tennessee and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. The campgrounds here at Big Possum Creek are pretty good. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. The beauty of the Cumberland Plateau Mountains is a great plus for this river. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking  
this is an area with plenty of spots for that.

Briefly about the general area:
When you're here at Big Possum Creek it's always fun to take a look at Harrison Bay State Park, and you can go for a hike on the Laurel-Snow Trail. But wait, there's more enjoyable stuff to do in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains. Booker T. Washington State Park is a splendid spot to stretch your legs a bit; you'll almost certainly meet some people from Soddy Daisy here. This river is a wonderful place to visit. A good site close to Big Possum Creek is Board Camp Gulf, and Bare Point is in the vicinity and always wonderful to have a look at.

Big Possum Creek, Waldens Ridge to Bakewell 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 Big Possum Creek.
 Whitewater Near Big Possum Creek:
Little Possum Creek, Hamilton County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 6.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Bakewell)
Big Possum Creek, Bledsoe County, 3 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 8.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Bakewell)
Rock Creek, Bledsoe / Hamilton County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 9 miles long (Retro-Hughes Road to Leggett Road bridge)
Little Soddy Creek, Hamilton County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 1.6 miles long (Hotwater Road to Back Valley Road)
Soddy Creek, Hamilton County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.6 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Jones Gap Road)
Deep Creek, Hamilton County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 1.75 miles long (Mowbray to Soddy)
McGill Creek, Bledsoe / Hamilton County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Hendon Road to Coulterville Road)
North Chickamauga Creek, Hamilton County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Bowater Parking Area to Highway 27)
Roaring Creek, Rhea County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 6 miles long (New Harmony Road to Bridge on Brayton Mountain Rd)
Brush Creek, Rhea County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.3 miles long (Seventh Day Adventist Compound to Roaring Creek)
 Marinas Near Big Possum Creek:
Pine Harbor Marina, Soddy Daisy , 6 miles away
Shady Grove Harbor, Soddy Daisy , 7 miles away
Misty Harbor Marina, Soddy Daisy , 7 miles away
Sale Creek Marina Multiboating, Soddy Daisy , 9 miles away
Island Cove Marina & Resort, Harrison , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Big Possum Creek:
Home Town Inn Soddy Daisy, Soddy-Daisy , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express DAYTON, Dayton , 11 miles away
Scottish Inns & Suites Dayton, Dayton , 12 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Dayton, Dayton , 13 miles away
Quality Inn Hixson, Hixson , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Possum Creek:
Little Possum North, Bakewell, 1 miles away
Board Camp, Soddy Daisy, 2 miles away
Little Possum South, Bakewell, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Big Possum Creek:
Laurel-Snow Trail, Rhea , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Possum Creek:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 44 miles away
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 55 miles away
Harrison Bay State Park, Tennessee , 10 miles away
Booker T. Washington State Park, Tennessee , 13 miles away
Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Possum Creek:
Montlake Golf & Country Club, Soddy Daisy , 7 miles away
Bear Trace, Harrison , 11 miles away
Hidden Falls Golf & Athletic, Dunlap , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Possum Creek
Chickamauga Lake, Hamilton , 15 miles away
Lake Junior, Hamilton , 16 miles away
Rainbow Lake, Hamilton , 18 miles away

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