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North Carolina whitewater, Hurricane Creek

Haywood county, SR 1336 to Pigeon River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Newport, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The beautiful scenery of Haywood County and the water flowing gracefully down Hurricane Creek have people coming here. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the SR 1336 to Pigeon River section is one of them. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might
    end up sleeping in your car. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's perfect for a one day trip. The river winds through the Great Smoky Mountains and you get great scenery. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby
campground. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside North Carolina you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are  
not as hard as elsewhere.

Briefly about the general area:
If the weather is great here at Hurricane Creek, you can go for a hike along the Asbury Trail, and the slopes of Cataloochee are so inviting nobody can resist. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains. On a splendid day at Hurricane Creek you can take a hike along the Big Branch Trail, and close by you discover good sites like Rathbone Cove. This river is a wonderful place to visit. There are plenty of people from Hartford here at Hurricane Creek. Hurricane Creek usually gets a good deal of rainfall.

Hurricane Creek, SR 1336 to Pigeon 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 Hurricane Creek.
 Whitewater Near Hurricane Creek:
Hurricane Creek, Haywood County, 2 miles away
      Class -blank- - 4.3 miles long (SR 1336 to Pigeon River)
Cold Springs Creek, Haywood County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 2.5 miles long (to Harmen Den)
Pigeon River, Haywood County, 3 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, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (NPS Campground to Confluence with Big Pigeon)
Cataloochee Creek, Haywood County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 6 miles long (Catalooche Campground to Waterville Lake)
Whitewater Outfitter - Outdoor Adventures, Cocke County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
French Broad, Cocke County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 8.5 miles long (Del Rio to Bridgeport Market)
 Ski Areas Near Hurricane Creek:
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 11 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 , 46 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 49 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 , 96 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Hurricane Creek:
The Swag, Waynesville , 11 miles away
Parkway Inn, Waynesville , 11 miles away
Scottish Inns Maggie Valley, Maggie Valley , 12 miles away
Econo Lodge Waynesville, Waynesville , 12 miles away
Comfort Inn Maggie Valley, Maggie Valley , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hurricane Creek:
Harmon Den Horse Camp, Del Rio, 2 miles away
Groundhog Creek Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Hartford, 4 miles away
Roaring Fork Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Del Rio, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Hurricane Creek:
Asbury Trail, Haywood , 6 miles away
Big Branch Trail, Haywood , 7 miles away
Walnut Mountain Trail, Cocke , 8 miles away
Baxter Creek Trail, Haywood , 8 miles away
Palmer Creek Trail, Haywood , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hurricane Creek:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 31 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 35 miles away
Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina , 29 miles away
Davy Crockett Birthplace State, Tennessee , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hurricane Creek:
Iron Tree Golf Course, Clyde , 9 miles away
Junaluska Driving Range, Waynesville , 11 miles away
Lake Junaluska Golf Course, Waynesville , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Hurricane Creek
Waterville Lake, Haywood , 4 miles away

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