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Rhea county, Old Dayton Reservoir to Laurel-Snow Parking Lot section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV(V)     1.5 miles
  The Old Dayton Reservoir to Laurel-Snow Parking Lot section of Richland Creek in Rhea County is 1.5 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV(V) section by American Whitewater. The starting location is a short drive from Crossville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep
    in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. The Cumberland Plateau Mountains scenery is wonderful. There are some good hotels near the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This is a pretty
short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. The Old Dayton Reservoir to Laurel-Snow Parking Lot section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling spots. There's camping available near Richland Creek. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great  
attractions for lots of people. The wonderful Rhea County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle.

Briefly about the general area:
Everybody loves Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, and glorious hiking is available along the Laurel-Snow Trail. All the outdoors exciting things in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains will keep you coming back persistently. Taking a little journey to nearby Buzzard Point is a delightful idea, and at Richland Creek you always meet someone from Dayton. A river like this is too good to miss.

Richland Creek, Old Dayton Reservoir to Laurel-Snow Parking Lot 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 Richland Creek.
 Whitewater Near Richland Creek:
Richland Creek, Rhea County, 0 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (Old Dayton Reservoir to Laurel-Snow Parking Lot)
Morgan Creek, Rhea County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 1.2 miles long (Snow Falls to Laurel-Snow Parking Lot)
Board Camp Creek, Hamilton County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - -blank- miles long (Jones Gap Road to Soddy Creek)
Henderson Cr, Rhea County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 7 miles long (Liberty Hill Road to Laurel)
Piney River, Bledsoe Rhea County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 10.4 miles long (Wash-Pelfrey Road to Spring City)
Brush Creek, Rhea County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.3 miles long (Seventh Day Adventist Compound to Roaring Creek)
Moccasin Creek, Rhea County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 1 miles long (Shut-In Gap Road to Piney River)
Roaring Creek, Rhea County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 6 miles long (New Harmony Road to Bridge on Brayton Mountain Rd)
Big Sewee River, Meigs County, 9 miles away
      Class I(II) - 4 miles long (Highway 58 bridge to Decatur-Watts Bar Road)
Duskin Creek, Bledsoe Rhea County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Gap Road to Piney River at Spring City)
 Marinas Near Richland Creek:
Sale Creek Marina Multiboating, Soddy Daisy , 11 miles away
Cotton Port Marina and Campground, Meigs County , 11 miles away
Spring City Resort & Marina, Spring City , 14 miles away
Rhea Harbor, Spring City , 14 miles away
Pine Harbor Marina, Soddy Daisy , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Richland Creek:
BEST WESTERN Dayton, Dayton , 2 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Dayton, Dayton , 2 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Dayton, Dayton , 4 miles away
Scottish Inns & Suites Dayton, Dayton , 4 miles away
Holiday Inn Express DAYTON, Dayton , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Richland Creek:
Richland Creek Camp, Dayton, 1 miles away
Laurel Creek Camp, Dayton, 1 miles away
Morgan Creek Camp, Dayton, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Richland Creek:
Laurel-Snow Trail, Rhea , 0 miles away
 Public Lands Near Richland Creek:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 40 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 58 miles away
Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee , 12 miles away
Harrison Bay State Park, Tennessee , 18 miles away
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Richland Creek:
Lakehaven Golf & Country Club, Decatur , 15 miles away
Mountain Meadows Golf, Georgetown , 17 miles away
Lake Tansi Village Resort, Crossville , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Richland Creek
Cumberland Mountain Retreat Lake, Cumberland , 17 miles away
Watts Bar Lake, Meigs , 18 miles away
Geronimo Lake, Cumberland , 20 miles away

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