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Kentucky whitewater, Grassy Creek

Pike county, Gateway Motel to Russell Fork section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     0.94 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Bristol. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Kentucky is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. This section of Grassy Creek in Pike County is 0.94 miles long and has been rated as a class IV section by American Whitewater. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Gateway Motel to Russell Fork section is one of them.
    If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. This section is very short so it's not like you're
gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. The natural beauty of Pike County and the water flowing gracefully down Grassy Creek beats anything. 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. The Cumberland Plateau Mountains scenery is wonderful. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the
general area:
What would a spot like Grassy Creek be without exciting close by characteristics like Lovers Leap. The Notches is near Grassy Creek and is positively a pleasant location to take a look at, and Cold Spring is always fun to check out. This river is so good. Don't leave Grassy Creek without first checking out The Breaks. Places like Breaks Interstate Park. are splendid to have a look at, and there are plenty of folks from Breaks here at Grassy Creek. A tour to Pool Point in close proximity to Grassy Creek is always a wonderful idea. During the summer months here at Grassy Creek, high temperatures ordinarily get into the 80's.


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These outdoors activities are available near Grassy Creek.
 Whitewater Near Grassy Creek:
Grassy Creek, Pike County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 0.94 miles long (Gateway Motel to Russell Fork)
Russell Fork, Pike County, 1 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2 miles long (Gorge takeout to Elkhorn City)
Hunt's Branch, Dickenson County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.7 miles long (Highway 80)
Russell Fork, Dickenson County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 3.8 miles long (Garden Hole Road to Kentucky takeout)
Grassy Creek, Dickenson County, 2 miles away
      Class IV+ - 2 miles long (Breaks to Russell Fork)
Russell Fork, Dickenson County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3 miles long (Virginia 611 to Garden Hole Road)
Pound River, Dickenson County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2 miles long (Route 739 to Route 611)
Prater Creek, Dickenson County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Prater to Haysi)
Pound River, Wise/ Dickenson County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.5 miles long (Route 624 to Pound Fishing Access)
Clinch River, Scott/Russell County, 22 miles away
      Class I - 18 miles long (St. Paul to Dungannon)
 Ski Areas Near Grassy Creek:
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 68 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 71 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 72 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 75 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 76 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 84 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Marinas Near Grassy Creek:
Flanagan Marina, Clintwood , 6 miles away
Appalachian Marina, Pikeville , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Grassy Creek:
Sleep Inn & Suites, Clintwood , 13 miles away
Comfort Inn Grundy, Grundy , 14 miles away
Brookshire Inn, Pikeville , 17 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Pikeville, Pikeville , 18 miles away
Landmark Hotel, Pikeville , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Grassy Creek:
Breaks Interstate Park, Breaks, 1 miles away
Fishtrap Lake #2, Lick Creek, 6 miles away
Lower Twin, Elkhorn City, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Grassy Creek:
Pine Mountain Trail, Letcher , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Grassy Creek:
Breaks Interstate Park., Virginia , 1 miles away
Panther State Forest, West Virginia , 30 miles away
Jenny Wiley State Park, Kentucky , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Grassy Creek:
Willowbrook Country Club, Breaks , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Grassy Creek
Fishtrap Lake, Pike , 11 miles away

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