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Tennessee whitewater, Bee Creek

White Cumberland Van Buren county, Bee Creek to Caney Fork section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V     8 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Tennessee are often tougher than in other states, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. This section of Bee Creek in White/ Cumberland/ Van Buren County is 8 miles long and is a class III-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for
    that. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and
near. This stretch has has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip. The beauty of the Cumberland Plateau Mountains is a great plus for this river. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Crossville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The nature scenery of White/ Cumberland/ Van Buren County  
and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. The campgrounds here at Bee Creek are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
Interesting geology is available here; Copper Cliff is near Bee Creek. Going to Park Fall Creek Falls State Park near Bee Creek is a perfect thing to do. The high level of precipitation makes Bee Creek a pretty wet place. Most of the rain falls during March, and October is the month with the least moisture. During the months of summer, highs typically are in the 80's at Bee Creek. Once the sun is down it falls down to the 60's. The winter comes with highs in the 40's, and nighttime lows at Bee Creek through the wintertime typically dip into the 20's.

Bee Creek, Bee Creek to Caney Fork 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 Bee Creek.
 Whitewater Near Bee Creek:
Bee Creek, White/ Cumberland/ Van Buren County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Bee Creek to Caney Fork)
Caney Fork, White/Van Buren/Warren County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 27.1 miles long (Bee Creek to Collins River)
Clifty Creek, Smith County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 0.98 miles long (Eastland Road to Caney Fork)
Caney Fork, White/ Cumberland County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 9.1 miles long (Clifty Bridge to Bee Creek)
Cain Creek, Van Buren County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 8 miles long (Fall Creek Falls State Park to Highway 30)
Daddy's Creek, Cumberland County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 13 miles long (Sutton Dam to Antioch Bridge)
Daddy's Creek, Cumberland County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.5 miles long (Big Lick to Sutton Dam)
Henderson Cr, Rhea County, 18 miles away
      Class V - 7 miles long (Liberty Hill Road to Laurel)
Roaring Creek, Rhea County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 6 miles long (New Harmony Road to Bridge on Brayton Mountain Rd)
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 19 miles away
      Class I-V - 9.6 miles long (US 127 Close to Crossville to Adams Bridge)
 Hotels Near Bee Creek:
Brookside Resort By Fairbridge, Gatlinburg , 17 miles away
Caryonah Hunting Lodge, Crossville , 18 miles away
Red Roof Inn Crossville, Crossville , 19 miles away
Super 8 Crossville TN, Crossville , 19 miles away
Quality Inn Crossville, Crossville , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bee Creek:
Fall Creek Falls State Park, Spencer, 10 miles away
Meadow Lake City Park, Crossville, 13 miles away
Spencer Cove RV Park, Spencer, 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bee Creek:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 47 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 58 miles away
Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee , 12 miles away
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 19 miles away
Burgess Falls State Park, Tennessee , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bee Creek:
Grandview Golf Club, Spencer , 8 miles away
Lake Tansi Village Resort, Crossville , 15 miles away
River Run Golf Club, Crossville , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Bee Creek
Cumberland Mountain Retreat Lake, Cumberland , 7 miles away
Fall Creek Falls Lake, Van Buren , 10 miles away
Geronimo Lake, Cumberland , 16 miles away

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