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Tennessee whitewater, South Suck Creek

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

 

CLASS IV-V+     4 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many runs in this state are not easy. The put-in location is a short drive from Chattanooga, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no
    problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The beautiful scenery of
Marion County and the water flowing gracefully down South Suck Creek will make you feel great. The Pipeline to Suck Confluence stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. The Pipeline to Suck Confluence stretch of South Suck Creek in Tennessee is 4 miles long and has been rated as a class IV-V+ section by American Whitewater.  
The beautiful Cumberland Plateau Mountains scenery is an added bonus. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon.

Briefly about the general area:
A glorious place to stop by in the vicinity of South Suck Creek is Ketner Gap, and you're sure to come across some cheerful folks from Whiteside here. Man, is there a load of exciting things to do in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains. The beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Johnson Spring, and you can have a glorious hiking adventure along the Skyuka Trail.

South 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 South Suck Creek.
 Whitewater Near South Suck Creek:
Suck Creek, Marion/ Hamilton County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (Suck Confluence to Knuckle Head)
South Suck Creek, Marion County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4 miles long (Pipeline to Suck Confluence)
North Suck Creek, Marion/Sequatchie County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 2.4 miles long (pipeline to Suck Confluence)
Mullens Creek, Marion County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Prentice Cooper State Park to Mullens Cove)
North Chickamauga Creek, Hamilton County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Double Bridge to put-in for gorge run)
Coal Bank, Sequatchie County, 5 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1 miles long (ridge)
Middle Creek, Hamilton County, 5 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1.4 miles long (Rainbow Lake to Tennessee River)
North Chickamauga Creek, Hamilton County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 12 miles long (Walden Ridge to Soddy-Daisy)
Falling Water Creek, Hamilton County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Soddy Daisy)
Cain Creek, Sequatchie/ Hamilton County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Barker Camp Road to Bowater Parking lot)
 Marinas Near South Suck Creek:
Brown's Ferry Marina, Chattanooga , 10 miles away
Hales Bar Resort and Marina, Guild , 12 miles away
Big Ridge Yacht Club, Chattanooga , 14 miles away
Chickamauga Marina, Chattanooga , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near South Suck Creek:
La Quinta Inn & Suites Chattanooga - Lookout Mtn, Chattanooga , 10 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Chattanooga , 10 miles away
Hampton Inn Chattanooga West-Lookout Mountain TN, Chattanooga , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga , 10 miles away
Days Inn Chattanooga Lookout Mountain West, Chattanooga , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near South Suck Creek:
Prentice Cooper State Forest - Hunters Check Station, Whiteside, 2 miles away
North Suck Creek, Chattanooga, 3 miles away
Poplar Springs, Whiteside, 4 miles away
 Trails Near South Suck Creek:
Skyuka Trail, Hamilton , 11 miles away
Hardy Trail, Hamilton , 12 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamblen , 12 miles away
Skyuka Trail, Dade , 12 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamilton , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near South Suck Creek:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 25 miles away
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 47 miles away
Booker T. Washington State Park, Tennessee , 17 miles away
South Cumberland State Park, Tennessee , 19 miles away
Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near South Suck Creek:
Signal Mountain Golf & Country Club, Signal Mountain , 6 miles away
Quarry Golf Club, Chattanooga , 8 miles away
Black Creek Club, Chattanooga , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near South Suck Creek
Rainbow Lake, Hamilton , 5 miles away
Chickamauga Lake, Hamilton , 14 miles away
Lake Junior, Hamilton , 15 miles away

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