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Tennessee whitewater, Little Possum Creek

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

 

CLASS V     6.5 miles
  If you're coming from Chattanooga it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The Waldens Ridge to Bakewell section of Little Possum Creek in Tennessee is 6.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class V section. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. The rivers for whitewater rafting and
    kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The nature scenery of Tennessee and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water
attract people from near and far. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The wild scenery of the Cumberland Plateau Mountains is great. The Waldens Ridge to Bakewell section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some  
time outdoors have people coming from far and near. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Booker T. Washington State Park is a great site; don't leave Little Possum Creek without first going for a hike along the Laurel-Snow Trail. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Cumberland Plateau Mountains. Places like Harrison Bay State Park are tremendous to have a look at, and Bakewell Gulf is without doubt a nice site to stop at. This river is always fun. A tour to nearby Bare Point is very relaxing, and lots of folks from Sale Creek come here.

Little 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 Little Possum Creek.
 Whitewater Near Little Possum Creek:
Little Possum Creek, Hamilton County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 6.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Bakewell)
Big Possum Creek, Bledsoe County, 4 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 8.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Bakewell)
Little Soddy Creek, Hamilton County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 1.6 miles long (Hotwater Road to Back Valley Road)
Rock Creek, Bledsoe / Hamilton County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 9 miles long (Retro-Hughes Road to Leggett Road bridge)
Soddy Creek, Hamilton County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.6 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Jones Gap Road)
Deep Creek, Hamilton County, 6 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)
Roaring Creek, Rhea County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 6 miles long (New Harmony Road to Bridge on Brayton Mountain Rd)
North Chickamauga Creek, Hamilton County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Bowater Parking Area to Highway 27)
Brush Creek, Rhea County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.3 miles long (Seventh Day Adventist Compound to Roaring Creek)
 Marinas Near Little 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 , 8 miles away
Island Cove Marina & Resort, Harrison , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Possum Creek:
Home Town Inn Soddy Daisy, Soddy-Daisy , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express DAYTON, Dayton , 10 miles away
Scottish Inns & Suites Dayton, Dayton , 11 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Dayton, Dayton , 12 miles away
Quality Inn Hixson, Hixson , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Possum Creek:
Little Possum South, Bakewell, 1 miles away
Little Possum North, Bakewell, 2 miles away
Board Camp, Soddy Daisy, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Little Possum Creek:
Laurel-Snow Trail, Rhea , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Possum Creek:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 45 miles away
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 54 miles away
Harrison Bay State Park, Tennessee , 9 miles away
Booker T. Washington State Park, Tennessee , 13 miles away
Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Possum Creek:
Montlake Golf & Country Club, Soddy Daisy , 7 miles away
Bear Trace, Harrison , 10 miles away
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club, Hixson , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Possum Creek
Chickamauga Lake, Hamilton , 15 miles away
Lake Junior, Hamilton , 16 miles away
Rainbow Lake, Hamilton , 18 miles away

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