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Tennessee whitewater, Wolf Creek

Polk county, FR to Hiawassee River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV+     2.3 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Tennessee tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many runs in this state are not easy. The wonderful Polk County scenery and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. The put-in is not too far from Athens, as you can see on the road map further down. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will make you
    glad you came. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This is a somewhat short section so no need to bring snacks. This section of Wolf Creek in Polk County is 2.3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater
to be a class IV+ section. The wild scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains is great. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
Wolf Creek is not far at all from Turtletown, and Stone Pile Gap is a good place to stop at. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains. On a delightful day at Wolf Creek you can take a hike along the Smith Mountain Trail. Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park is a glorious spot to check out, and the Unicoi Mountain Trail is a great hiking trail nearby. Wolf Creek ordinarily gets much precipitation. The month with most of the rain is March, and October is when it's the driest. For the duration of the long summer days at Wolf Creek temperatures are mostly in the 80's.

Wolf Creek, FR to Hiawassee River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Wolf Creek.
 Whitewater Near Wolf Creek:
Wolf Creek, Polk County, 1 miles away
      Class IV+ - 2.3 miles long (FR to Hiawassee River)
Turtletown Creek, Polk County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.2 miles long (Highway 68 to Hiwassee River)
Coker Creek, Polk County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 6 miles long (Highway 68 to Hiwassee River)
Hiwassee River, Polk County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 5.8 miles long (Appalachia Powerhouse to Bridge at Reliance)
Hiwassee River, Polk County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.8 miles long (Appalachia Dam to Appalachia Powerhouse)
Little Loss Creek, Polk County, 7 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (into Big Loss Creek)
Goforth Creek, Polk County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (to Ocoee)
Whitewater Outfitter - Ocoee Rafting, Polk County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater Limited, Polk County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Ocoee Adventure Center, Polk County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Wolf Creek:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 64 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 71 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 74 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 92 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Wolf Creek:
Harbor Cove Marina, Murphy , 14 miles away
Mountain View Marina, Murphy , 14 miles away
Shooks Marina, Murphy , 16 miles away
Lake Ocoee Inn & Marina, Benton , 18 miles away
Lake Blue Ridge Marina, Blue Ridge , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Wolf Creek:
Parksville Beach, Polk , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Wolf Creek:
Red Roof Inn Etowah, Etowah , 14 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge , 17 miles away
Reid Ridge Lodge, Blue Ridge , 17 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge , 17 miles away
Motor Inns Of America, Madisonville , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wolf Creek:
Lost Creek, Reliance, 6 miles away
Thunder Rock, Reliance, 9 miles away
Cuddle Up Cabin Rentals, Mc Caysville, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Wolf Creek:
Smith Mountain Trail, Polk , 1 miles away
Unicoi Mountain Trail, Polk , 2 miles away
John Muir National Recreation Trail, Polk , 3 miles away
Unicoi Trail, Polk , 5 miles away
Ivy Trail, Monroe , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Wolf Creek:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 53 miles away
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 67 miles away
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, Tennessee , 9 miles away
Fort Loudoun State Park, Tennessee , 27 miles away
Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wolf Creek:
Copper Basin Golf Club, Copperhill , 10 miles away
Ridgewood Golf Club, Athens , 18 miles away
Cherokee Hills Golf Club, Murphy , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Wolf Creek
Campbell Cove Lake, Polk , 5 miles away
Apalachia Lake, Cherokee , 6 miles away
Yeller Nugget Lake, Monroe , 6 miles away

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