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North Carolina whitewater, Brush Creek

Madison county, to French Broad River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     5 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Greeneville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This section of Brush Creek in Madison County is 5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V section of whitewater. When you're paddling down a Great Smoky Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in
    nature are great attractions for lots of people. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the to French Broad River section is one of them. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in North Carolina tend to be
more forgiving than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. The nature scenery of Madison County and the water flowing gracefully down Brush Creek make the trip here worthwhile.  
Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Brush Creek you'll probably meet some people from Marshall, and close by you locate the Little Paint Creek Trail which is a good hiking trail. And if that's not sufficient there's plenty more enjoyable things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains. Mulberry Gap is a splendid site to spend some time at, and going for a hike on the Pounding Mill Trail is always a splendid adventure.

Brush Creek, to French Broad 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 Brush Creek.
 Whitewater Near Brush Creek:
French Broad River, Transylvania/ Henderson/ Buncombe/ Madison County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8.1 miles long (Barnard to Hot Springs)
Brush Creek, Madison County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (to French Broad River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Mountain Adventure Guides, Madison County, 2 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Walnut Creek, Madison County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4 miles long (US 25/70 to Barnard)
Big Laurel Creek, Madison County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Hurricane to Hot Springs)
French Broad, Cocke County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 18 miles long (Hot Springs to Highway 107 at Del Rio)
Whitewater Outfitter - HUCK Finn Adventures, Madison County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Spring Creek, Madison County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 7 miles long (Route 1171 to Hot Springs)
French Broad River, Transylvania/ Henderson/ Buncombe/ Madison County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.5 miles long (North Carolina Route 251 to Route 1634)
Cold Springs Creek, Haywood County, 18 miles away
      Class IV - 2.5 miles long (to Harmen Den)
 Ski Areas Near Brush Creek:
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 16 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 30 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 58 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 62 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 62 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 62 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 64 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 66 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 76 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Brush Creek:
Knollwood, Marshall , 5 miles away
Comfort Inn Mars Hill - University Area, Mars Hill , 14 miles away
Days Inn Asheville North, Asheville , 16 miles away
Comfort Inn Biltmore West, Asheville , 18 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Asheville West (Biltmore Estate), NC, Asheville , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Brush Creek:
Silvermine Group, Hot Springs, 6 miles away
Spring Mt Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Hot Springs, 7 miles away
Hot Springs Resort and Spa, Hot Springs, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Brush Creek:
Little Paint Creek Trail, Greene , 8 miles away
Pounding Mill Trail, Madison , 8 miles away
Dixon Trail, Greene , 9 miles away
Whiteoak Flats Trail, Madison , 9 miles away
Paint Creek Trail, Greene , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Brush Creek:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 19 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 54 miles away
Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina , 21 miles away
Davy Crockett Birthplace State, Tennessee , 22 miles away
Mount Mitchell State Park, North Carolina , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Brush Creek:
Kinser Park Golf Course, Greeneville , 15 miles away
River Trace Golf Club, Greeneville , 16 miles away
Reems Creek Golf Club, Weaverville , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Brush Creek
Beaver Lake, Buncombe , 17 miles away
Enka Lake, Buncombe , 18 miles away

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