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Virginia whitewater, Tumbling Creek

Russell county, Rt. 613 to Route 611 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III+     1 miles
  The natural beauty of Virginia and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Bristol, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Virginia are easier than the national norm, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. The Rt. 613 to Route 611 section is one of a few
    paddling sections in this river system. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This is a very short section so better bring some good walking shoes. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some
time outdoors have people coming from far and near. This stretch of Tumbling Creek is 1 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III+ section of whitewater. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number  
of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
At Tumbling Creek you always meet someone from Rosedale, and if you're here you can take a hike along the Clark Mountain Trail. Tumbling Creek is in the neighborhood of Little Tumbling Cove which is definitely worth taking a look at, and you can have a tremendous hiking adventure along the Blue Grass Trail. This is such a wonderful river. The high level of rain makes Tumbling Creek a quite wet place. Throughout July this area sees the most rain while February is generally the driest month. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Tumbling Creek.

Tumbling Creek, Rt. 613 to Route 611 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Tumbling Creek.
 Whitewater Near Tumbling Creek:
Tumbling Creek, Russell County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 1 miles long (Rt. 613 to Route 611)
Tumbling Creek, Russell County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 5 miles long (Upper Gorge)
Little River - Clinch R. Tributary, Tazewell County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.5 miles long (Wardell to Clinch River)
Clinch River, Russell County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Pucketts Hole to Nash Ford)
Big Cedar Creek, Russell County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Lebanon to Clinch River)
Holston River - South Fork, Washington County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Damascus to Alvarado)
Laurel Creek, Washington County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.5 miles long (Damascus to South Fork of Holston River)
Beaverdam Creek, Johnson (TN) / Washington County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Backbone Rock Park to Laurel Creek)
Tennessee Laurel Creek, Johnson County, 18 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 2.5 miles long (Roadside Laurel)
Whitetop Laurel Creek, Washington/ Grayson County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12 miles long (Route 728 to Route 58)
 Ski Areas Near Tumbling Creek:
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 40 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 42 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 43 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 43 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 62 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 70 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Tumbling Creek:
Knights Inn Glade Spring, Glade Spring , 9 miles away
Econo Lodge Glade Spring, Glade Spring , 9 miles away
Budget Inn Cedar Bluff VA, Cedar Bluff , 10 miles away
Super 8 Richlands/Claypool Hill Area, Claypool Hill , 10 miles away
Knights Inn Chilhowie, Chilhowie , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tumbling Creek:
Clinch Mt Wildlife Management Area, Rosedale, 3 miles away
Riverside Campground, Abingdon, 15 miles away
Callebs Cove Campground, Abingdon, 16 miles away
 Trails Near Tumbling Creek:
Blue Grass Trail, Smyth , 10 miles away
Clark Mountain Trail, Washington , 15 miles away
Maple Spring Fire Trail, Sullivan , 18 miles away
Maple Spring Fire Trail, Sullivan , 18 miles away
Iron Mountain Trail, Smyth , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tumbling Creek:
Hungry Mother State Park, Virginia , 21 miles away
Panther State Forest, West Virginia , 28 miles away
Grayson Highlands State Park, Virginia , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tumbling Creek:
Saltville Golf Course, Saltville , 7 miles away
Greenway Creek Golf Course, Glade Spring , 10 miles away
Scenic View Golf Course, Chilhowie , 14 miles away

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