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Tennessee whitewater, Walker Camp Prong

Sevier county, Bridge below Alum Cave Creek confluence to Chimney's Trailhead section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     1.5 miles
  This section of Walker Camp Prong in Sevier County is 1.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV-V section. The put-in location is a short drive from Sevierville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The wonderful Sevier County scenery and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This section is quite short so you'd
    better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The wild scenery
of the Great Smoky Mountains is great. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. The campgrounds here at Walker Camp Prong are pretty good. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. The Bridge below Alum Cave Creek confluence to Chimney's Trailhead section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. The average Tennessee  
whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Gatlinburg love to come to Walker Camp Prong, and Rainbow Falls is a good local attraction. And if that's not sufficient there's a heap more fun things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains. Going for a hike on the Cove Mountain Trail is always a fine adventure, and Ober Gatlinburg is a very popular ski area close at hand. This river is so good. There is a magnificent hiking trail right next door to Walker Camp Prong called the Sugarland Mountain Trail, and Bearpen Hollow is another tremendous place to stop at nearby.

Walker Camp Prong, Bridge below Alum Cave Creek confluence to Chimney's Trailhead 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 Walker Camp Prong.
 Whitewater Near Walker Camp Prong:
Road Prong, Sevier County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 0.72 miles long (Third bridge to right above West Prong confluence)
Little Pigeon River - Middle Prong, Sevier County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 1.75 miles long (Chimneys Trailhead to Chimneys Picnic Area)
Walker Camp Prong, Sevier County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Bridge below Alum Cave Creek confluence to Chimney's Trailhead)
Little Pigeon River - West Prong, Sevier County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.5 miles long (Chimneys Picnic Area to Campbell Overlook)
Upper Road Prong, Sevier County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.09 miles long (Green Light Falls to Third Bridge)
Little River, Sevier County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.2 miles long (Huskey Gap Branch to Elkmont C.Highway)
Little Pigeon River - West Prong - Roaring Fork, Sevier County, 4 miles away
      Class I-IV - 1 miles long (Roaring Fork Motor Trail)
Little Pigeon River - West Prong, Sevier County, 5 miles away
      Class II-V - 2.6 miles long (Campbell Overlook to 1st bridge in Gatlinsburg)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater Limited, Sevier County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Little Pigeon River - West Prong, Sevier County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 6.6 miles long (Gatlinsburg to 1st bridge in Pigeon Forge)
 Ski Areas Near Walker Camp Prong:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 7 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 27 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 37 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 38 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 69 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Walker Camp Prong:
Gator Point Marina and Cabin, Sevierville , 17 miles away
Mountain Cove Marina, Sevierville , 18 miles away
Lighthouse Pointe Marina, Dandridge , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Walker Camp Prong:
Baymont Inn & Suites Gatlinburg On The River, Gatlinburg , 2 miles away
The Park Vista - A Doubletree By Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg , 4 miles away
Hampton Inn Gatlinburg TN, Gatlinburg , 5 miles away
Baskins Creek Condos By Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Gatlinburg , 5 miles away
Super 8 Downtown Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Walker Camp Prong:
Chimneys Campground, Sevier County, 1 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Mount Collins Shelter, Gatlinburg, 2 miles away
Mt Collins Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Gatlinburg, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Walker Camp Prong:
Sugarland Mountain Trail, Sevier , 5 miles away
Cove Mountain Trail, Sevier , 7 miles away
Jakes Creek Trail, Sevier , 8 miles away
Laurel Falls Trail, Sevier , 8 miles away
Meigs Mountain Trail, Sevier , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Walker Camp Prong:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 5 miles away
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 63 miles away
Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina , 28 miles away
Panther Creek State Park, Tennessee , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Walker Camp Prong:
Gatlinburg City Departments Golf Course, Pigeon Forge , 10 miles away
Bent Creek Golf Village, Gatlinburg , 11 miles away
Sequoyah National Golf Club, Whittier , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Walker Camp Prong
Douglas Lake, Sevier , 19 miles away

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