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Tennessee whitewater, Wildcat Creek

Monroe county, Source to Tellico River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV+     4 miles
 
Is there a guided rafting trip on Wildcat Creek? Says B Rives

The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Athens, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The nature scenery of Tennessee and the playfulness of the water beats anything. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons
    to come. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. The beauty
of the Great Smoky Mountains is a great plus for this river. The average Tennessee whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run 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. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít  
have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This section of Wildcat Creek in Tennessee is 4 miles long and is a class III-IV+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of people from Tellico Plains come to Wildcat Creek, and since you're here you can take a hike along the Basin Gap Trail. But wait, there's more cool stuff to do in the Great Smoky Mountains. Places like Fort Loudoun State Park are pleasant to pop by, and going for a hike along the Warriors Passage Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area.

Wildcat Creek, Source to Tellico River 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 Wildcat Creek.
 Whitewater Near Wildcat Creek:
Wildcat Creek, Monroe County, 0 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 4 miles long (Source to Tellico River)
Tellico River, Monroe County, 1 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.2 miles long (Ranger Station to Tellico Plains)
Laurel Creek, Monroe County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 0.2 miles long (to Tellico right below Turkey Creek Confluence)
Tellico River, Monroe County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.4 miles long (Bridge below Jared's Knee to Ranger Station)
Tellico River, Monroe County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Bridge above Bald River to bridge below Jared's Knee)
Conasauga Creek, Monroe County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 3 miles long (FR 341 to Holly Springs Road Bridge)
Turkey Creek, Monroe County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Waucheesi to Tellico River)
Bald River, Monroe County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 6 miles long (ForkSouth 126 bridge to Bald River Falls)
Coker Creek, Polk County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 6 miles long (Highway 68 to Hiwassee River)
Hiwassee River, Polk County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.8 miles long (Appalachia Dam to Appalachia Powerhouse)
 Ski Areas Near Wildcat Creek:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 52 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 65 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 67 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 81 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Wildcat Creek:
Mountain View Marina, Murphy , 12 miles away
Harbor Cove Marina, Murphy , 12 miles away
Shooks Marina, Murphy , 13 miles away
Duke's Hideaway Marina, Murphy , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Wildcat Creek:
Motor Inns Of America, Madisonville , 13 miles away
Grand Vista Hotel And Suites, Vonore , 14 miles away
Red Roof Inn Etowah, Etowah , 19 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MURPHY, Murphy , 20 miles away
Rodeway Inn Sweetwater, Sweetwater , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wildcat Creek:
Tellico Plains Koa, Tellico Plains, 3 miles away
Holly Flats, Tellico Plains, 6 miles away
North River, Tellico Plains, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Wildcat Creek:
Warriors Passage Trail, Monroe , 3 miles away
Basin Gap Trail, Monroe , 4 miles away
Basin Lead Trail, Monroe , 4 miles away
Doc Rogers Trail, Monroe , 5 miles away
Bald River Trail, Monroe , 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Wildcat Creek:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 48 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 55 miles away
Fort Loudoun State Park, Tennessee , 14 miles away
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, Tennessee , 19 miles away
Vogel State Park, Georgia , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wildcat Creek:
Madisonville Golf Course, Madisonville , 13 miles away
Kahite Golf Course, Vonore , 13 miles away
Rarity Bay Golf Club, Vonore , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Wildcat Creek
Yeller Nugget Lake, Monroe , 8 miles away
Apalachia Lake, Cherokee , 11 miles away
Hiwassee Lake, Cherokee , 12 miles away

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