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Tennessee whitewater, Roaring Creek

Rhea county, New Harmony Road to Bridge on Brayton Mountain Rd section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV+(V)     6 miles
  The wonderful Tennessee scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. This section of Roaring Creek in Rhea County is 6 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV+(V) section of whitewater. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's good length for a morning trip. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. And of course, there are campgrounds
    nearby. The beautiful Cumberland Plateau Mountains scenery is an added bonus. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. This river system has a few good paddling sections
and the New Harmony Road to Bridge on Brayton Mountain Rd section is one of them. The put-in location is a short drive from Chattanooga, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Tennessee are harder than the national norm, so  
don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy.

Briefly about the general area:
Hart Spring is a nice local attraction, and if you want a little side journey, try Polecat Hollow. That right there is loads of fun things already but it goes on, the Cumberland Plateau Mountains has it all. Park Fall Creek Falls State Park is a fine spot to go if you're at Roaring Creek, and a visit to Hurricane Point is always a great idea. This is a great river. Hiking along the Laurel-Snow Trail is great fun, and folks from Graysville love to come here. Harrison Bay State Park is worth visiting if you're at Roaring Creek.

Roaring Creek, New Harmony Road to Bridge on Brayton Mountain Rd 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 Roaring Creek.
 Whitewater Near Roaring Creek:
Brush Creek, Rhea County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.3 miles long (Seventh Day Adventist Compound to Roaring Creek)
Roaring Creek, Rhea County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 6 miles long (New Harmony Road to Bridge on Brayton Mountain Rd)
McGill Creek, Bledsoe / Hamilton County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Hendon Road to Coulterville Road)
Little Possum Creek, Hamilton County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 6.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Bakewell)
Morgan Creek, Rhea County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 1.2 miles long (Snow Falls to Laurel-Snow Parking Lot)
Richland Creek, Rhea County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (Old Dayton Reservoir to Laurel-Snow Parking Lot)
Board Camp Creek, Hamilton County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - -blank- miles long (Jones Gap Road to Soddy Creek)
Rock Creek, Bledsoe / Hamilton County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 9 miles long (Retro-Hughes Road to Leggett Road bridge)
Henderson Cr, Rhea County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 7 miles long (Liberty Hill Road to Laurel)
Big Possum Creek, Bledsoe County, 9 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 8.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Bakewell)
 Marinas Near Roaring Creek:
Sale Creek Marina Multiboating, Soddy Daisy , 9 miles away
Pine Harbor Marina, Soddy Daisy , 11 miles away
Misty Harbor Marina, Soddy Daisy , 12 miles away
Shady Grove Harbor, Soddy Daisy , 12 miles away
Cotton Port Marina and Campground, Meigs County , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Roaring Creek:
Holiday Inn Express DAYTON, Dayton , 6 miles away
Scottish Inns & Suites Dayton, Dayton , 7 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Dayton, Dayton , 7 miles away
BEST WESTERN Dayton, Dayton , 9 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Dayton, Dayton , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Roaring Creek:
Rock Creek Gorge, Bakewell, 4 miles away
Little Possum South, Bakewell, 7 miles away
Little Possum North, Bakewell, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Roaring Creek:
Laurel-Snow Trail, Rhea , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Roaring Creek:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 48 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 51 miles away
Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee , 8 miles away
Harrison Bay State Park, Tennessee , 14 miles away
Booker T. Washington State Park, Tennessee , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Roaring Creek:
Montlake Golf & Country Club, Soddy Daisy , 14 miles away
Hidden Falls Golf & Athletic, Dunlap , 15 miles away
Bear Trace, Harrison , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Roaring Creek
Cumberland Mountain Retreat Lake, Cumberland , 18 miles away
Fall Creek Falls Lake, Van Buren , 19 miles away

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