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North Carolina whitewater, Cold Springs Creek

Haywood county, to Harmen Den section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     2.5 miles
  The to Harmen Den stretch of Cold Springs Creek in Haywood County is 2.5 miles long and it is classified as a class IV section by American Whitewater. The wonderful North Carolina scenery and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. Great
    exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. The Great Smoky Mountains scenery is wonderful. This stretch is short so better bring some good walking shoes. There are campgrounds
quite near the river where you can camp. If you're coming from Newport it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. This is one of a small number  
of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the general area:
There's no such thing as a bad day of skiing at nearby Cataloochee, and going for a hike along the Asbury Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this vicinity. That right there is a heap of cool stuff already but it goes on, the Great Smoky Mountains has it all. While you're here at Cold Springs Creek you will meet lots of people from close by Del Rio, and a nice site is Hurricane Gap. This river is so good. If the weather is perfect here at Cold Springs Creek, you can go for a hike along the Walnut Mountain Trail.

Cold Springs Creek, to Harmen Den 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 Cold Springs Creek.
 Whitewater Near Cold Springs Creek:
Cold Springs Creek, Haywood County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 2.5 miles long (to Harmen Den)
Hurricane Creek, Haywood County, 2 miles away
      Class -blank- - 4.3 miles long (SR 1336 to Pigeon River)
Pigeon River, Haywood County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7.2 miles long (Harmon Den to Big Creek)
Pigeon River, Cocke County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.2 miles long (Walter's Power Plant at Waterville to Bridge at Hartford)
Pigeon River, Cocke County, 7 miles away
      Class III+ - 4.66 miles long (Big Creek to Hartford)
Whitewater Outfitter - Pigeon River Officer, Cocke County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Big Creek, Haywood County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (NPS Campground to Confluence with Big Pigeon)
Cataloochee Creek, Haywood County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 6 miles long (Catalooche Campground to Waterville Lake)
French Broad, Cocke County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 8.5 miles long (Del Rio to Bridgeport Market)
Whitewater Outfitter - Outdoor Adventures, Cocke County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Cold Springs Creek:
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 12 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 36 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 39 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 47 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 50 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 82 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 82 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 84 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 95 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Cold Springs Creek:
The Swag, Waynesville , 12 miles away
Parkway Inn, Waynesville , 12 miles away
Scottish Inns Maggie Valley, Maggie Valley , 13 miles away
Econo Lodge Waynesville, Waynesville , 14 miles away
Comfort Inn Maggie Valley, Maggie Valley , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cold Springs Creek:
Harmon Den Horse Camp, Del Rio, 2 miles away
Groundhog Creek Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Hartford, 3 miles away
Roaring Fork Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Del Rio, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Cold Springs Creek:
Asbury Trail, Haywood , 7 miles away
Walnut Mountain Trail, Cocke , 7 miles away
Big Branch Trail, Haywood , 7 miles away
Baxter Creek Trail, Haywood , 8 miles away
Palmer Creek Trail, Haywood , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cold Springs Creek:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 32 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 35 miles away
Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina , 30 miles away
Davy Crockett Birthplace State, Tennessee , 36 miles away
Panther Creek State Park, Tennessee , 40 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cold Springs Creek:
Iron Tree Golf Course, Clyde , 10 miles away
Junaluska Driving Range, Waynesville , 12 miles away
Lake Junaluska Golf Course, Waynesville , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Cold Springs Creek
Waterville Lake, Haywood , 5 miles away

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