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Kentucky whitewater, Cumberland River

Whitley McCreary county, Cumberland Falls to Laurel River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     11 miles
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The scenic beauty of Kentucky and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Corbin, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Since you're
    on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This is not the only paddling stretch
in this river system, there are others too. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This section of Cumberland River in Whitley/ McCreary County is 11 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. The average Kentucky whitewater  
rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. Whitewater paddling here in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains is a great experience. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your camping stuff too.

Briefly about the general area:
There's wonderful hiking along the Bark Camp Trail, and while you're here you will meet lots of folks from close by Parkers Lake. This spot, the Cumberland Plateau Mountains, has so much outdoors fun things.

Cumberland River, Cumberland Falls to Laurel 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 Cumberland River.
 Whitewater Near Cumberland River:
Bark Camp Creek, Whitley County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0 miles long (Old Fluffy)
Cumberland River, Whitley/ McCreary County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Cumberland Falls to Laurel River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Sheltowee Trace Outfitters, Mccreary County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Laurel River, Laurel County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2 miles long (Below Laurel River Lake)
Cumberland River, Whitley/McCreary County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Redbird Kentucky204 Bridge to Cumberland Falls)
Rockcastle River, Laurel/ Pulaski County, 14 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 16 miles long (Kentucky 80 to Bee Rock Boat Ramp)
Roaring Paunch River, McCreary County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 3 miles long (Barthell to Big South Fork)
Buck Creek, Pulaski County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 34 miles long (Kentucky 461 to Cumberland River)
Rock Creek, McCreary County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 6 miles long (White Oak Junction to Big South Fork of Cumberland River)
Cumberland River - Clear Fork, Campbell County, 27 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Highway 90 bridge to Sandy Beach Cove)
 Ski Areas Near Cumberland River:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 84 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Cumberland River:
London Dock Marina, London , 4 miles away
Holly Bay Marina & Resort, London , 15 miles away
Grove Marina, Corbin , 16 miles away
Buck Creek Boat Dock, Somerset , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Cumberland River:
Best Western Corbin Inn, Corbin , 13 miles away
Red Roof Inn Whitley City, Whitley City , 13 miles away
Econo Lodge Corbin, Corbin , 14 miles away
Hampton Inn Williamsburg KY, Williamsburg , 14 miles away
Cumberland Inn, Williamsburg , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cumberland River:
Star Creek Shelter Campground, Whitley County, 0 miles away
Bark Camp Shelter Campground, Whitley County, 1 miles away
Eagle Falls Resort, Parkers Lake, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Cumberland River:
Bark Camp Trail, Whitley , 2 miles away
Cumberland Falls Trail Number Two, Whitley , 2 miles away
Cliffside Trail, McCreary , 3 miles away
Sheltowee Trace Trail, Whitley , 3 miles away
Lakeside South Trail, Laurel , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cumberland River:
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 25 miles away
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 51 miles away
Cumberland Falls State Park, Kentucky , 4 miles away
General Burnside Island State Park, Kentucky , 20 miles away
Indian Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cumberland River:
The Golf Course, Williamsburg , 9 miles away
Tri-County Golf & Country Club, Corbin , 17 miles away
Sweet Hollow Resort Golf Course, Corbin , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Cumberland River
Laurel River Lake, Whitley , 5 miles away
Laurel Creek Reservoir, McCreary , 14 miles away
Wood Creek Lake, Laurel , 20 miles away

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