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Tennessee whitewater, Basin Creek

Rhea county, Jeep Trail to Fall Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     3 miles
  The scenic beauty of Rhea County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The starting location is a short drive from Crossville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. This is a short paddling stretch so you'll
    have to walk back to the start over and over. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Tennessee tend to be more challenging than
the national average, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This section of Basin Creek in Tennessee is 3 miles long and has been rated as a class V section by American Whitewater. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The beautiful Cumberland Plateau Mountains scenery is  
an added bonus. The Jeep Trail to Fall Creek stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Crab Orchard here; since you're here, you might as well check out Chickenhouse Hollow. You just can't envision the amount of outdoors amusing things the Cumberland Plateau Mountains has to offer. Take a hike on the Fooshee Pass Trail; you simply must have a look at Basin Rock if you're here at Basin Creek. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. Buzzard Point is quite near Basin Creek; a short spree to Basin Falls is always worthwhile.

Basin Creek, Jeep Trail to Fall Creek 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 Basin Creek.
 Whitewater Near Basin Creek:
Basin Creek, Rhea County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Jeep Trail to Fall Creek)
Fall Creek, Rhea Cumberland Roane County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6 miles long (Ozone Falls to White's Creek)
White's Creek, Rhea County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 6 miles long (Possum Trot/Alloway Road to Route 27)
Mammys Creek, Cumberland County, 4 miles away
      Class -blank- - 14 miles long (US 70 to US 27)
Piney Creek, Cumberland/Roane/Rhea County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 11.1 miles long (Highway 70 to Highway 27)
White's Creek, Rhea County, 6 miles away
      Class III+ - 6.5 miles long (Rt 68 to Possum Trot/Alloway Bridge)
Little Piney Creek, Rhea County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 1.75 miles long (Grandview TenNorth to Piney River)
Crab Orchard Creek, Morgan County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13.5 miles long (Flat Rock Ford to Oakdale)
Yellow Creek, Cumberland County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Catoosa Road to Daddy's Creek)
Dunlap Creek, Cumberland/Bledsoe/Rhea County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Jolley Road to Piney River)
 Ski Areas Near Basin Creek:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 88 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Basin Creek:
Marina & Dock Supply, Spring City , 8 miles away
Eden Marina, Spring City , 9 miles away
CEP Eden Marina, Spring City , 9 miles away
Harbour Point Marina, Rockwood , 9 miles away
Rhea Harbor, Spring City , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Basin Creek:
Howard Johnson Hotel Spring City, Spring City , 9 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CROSSVILLE, Crossville , 13 miles away
Comfort Suites Crossville, Crossville , 13 miles away
Hampton Inn Crossville, Crossville , 13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRIMAN, Harriman , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Basin Creek:
Black Mt Camp, Crab Orchard, 6 miles away
Arrowhead Resort, Spring City, 8 miles away
Bridgadoon Resort, Rockwood, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Basin Creek:
Fooshee Pass Trail, Meigs , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Basin Creek:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 18 miles away
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 43 miles away
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 14 miles away
Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee , 29 miles away
Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Basin Creek:
Renegade Mountain Golf Club, Crab Orchard , 4 miles away
Fairfield Glade Community Club, Crossville , 10 miles away
Four Seasons Golf, Crossville , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Basin Creek
Watts Bar Lake, Meigs , 13 miles away
Geronimo Lake, Cumberland , 15 miles away

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