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Tennessee whitewater, North Suck Creek

Marion Sequatchie county, pipeline to Suck Confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV+(V)     2.4 miles
  If you're coming from Chattanooga it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The natural beauty of Marion/Sequatchie County and the playfulness
    of the water make the trip here worthwhile. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Whitewater paddling here in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains is a great
experience. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This section of North Suck Creek in Marion/Sequatchie County is 2.4 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-IV+(V) section. This is a bit of a short stretch so no need to bring snacks. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be  
paddled as well. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that.

Briefly about the general area:
Take a hike on the Hardy Trail; you'll meet a lot of people from Whiteside here. You truly have to adore the Cumberland Plateau Mountains. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Skyuka Trail. All the water falling down from the sky makes North Suck Creek a wet location. March is when you get the most rain here while June is the month with the least amount of precipitation. Through the warmest time of the year at North Suck Creek highs are typically in the 80's.

North Suck Creek, pipeline to Suck Confluence 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 North Suck Creek.
 Whitewater Near North Suck Creek:
North Suck Creek, Marion/Sequatchie County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 2.4 miles long (pipeline to Suck Confluence)
South Suck Creek, Marion County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4 miles long (Pipeline to Suck Confluence)
Middle Creek, Hamilton County, 3 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1.4 miles long (Rainbow Lake to Tennessee River)
Suck Creek, Marion/ Hamilton County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (Suck Confluence to Knuckle Head)
Mullens Creek, Marion County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Prentice Cooper State Park to Mullens Cove)
North Chickamauga Creek, Hamilton County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Double Bridge to put-in for gorge run)
Coal Bank, Sequatchie County, 4 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1 miles long (ridge)
North Chickamauga Creek, Hamilton County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 12 miles long (Walden Ridge to Soddy-Daisy)
Falling Water Creek, Hamilton County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Soddy Daisy)
Cain Creek, Sequatchie/ Hamilton County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Barker Camp Road to Bowater Parking lot)
 Marinas Near North Suck Creek:
Brown's Ferry Marina, Chattanooga , 7 miles away
Big Ridge Yacht Club, Chattanooga , 11 miles away
Hales Bar Resort and Marina, Guild , 12 miles away
Chickamauga Marina, Chattanooga , 12 miles away
Island Cove Marina & Resort, Harrison , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near North Suck Creek:
La Quinta Inn & Suites Chattanooga - Lookout Mtn, Chattanooga , 8 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Chattanooga , 8 miles away
SpringHill Suites Chattanooga Downtown/Cameron Harbor, Chattanooga , 8 miles away
Quality Inn Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga , 8 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near North Suck Creek:
North Suck Creek, Chattanooga, 0 miles away
Poplar Springs, Whiteside, 1 miles away
Prentice Cooper State Forest - Hunters Check Station, Whiteside, 2 miles away
 Trails Near North Suck Creek:
Skyuka Trail, Hamilton , 9 miles away
Hardy Trail, Hamilton , 9 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamblen , 10 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamilton , 10 miles away
Skyuka Trail, Dade , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near North Suck Creek:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 26 miles away
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 46 miles away
Booker T. Washington State Park, Tennessee , 15 miles away
Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia , 19 miles away
Harrison Bay State Park, Tennessee , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near North Suck Creek:
Signal Mountain Golf & Country Club, Signal Mountain , 4 miles away
Quarry Golf Club, Chattanooga , 6 miles away
Moccasin Bend Public Golf Club, Chattanooga , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near North Suck Creek
Rainbow Lake, Hamilton , 3 miles away
Chickamauga Lake, Hamilton , 12 miles away
Lake Junior, Hamilton , 12 miles away

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