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Tennessee whitewater, Big Creek

Polk county, FR221/Peavine Road to US64 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV+     5.9 miles
  The average Tennessee whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so better not forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The FR221/Peavine Road to US64 stretch of Big Creek in Tennessee is 5.9 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV+ section. The river winds through the Great Smoky Mountains and you get great scenery.
    This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river
if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The natural beauty of Tennessee and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. If you're coming from Cleveland it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. There's camping available near  
Big Creek. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the FR221/Peavine Road to US64 section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Have a good hiking adventure along the Indian Flat Trail, and a day at charming Parksville Beach next to Big Creek is a great thing to do. Having a great time in the Great Smoky Mountains is easy. While you're here at Big Creek you can take a hike along the Caney Creek Trail; you'll in all probability meet some people from Reliance here. This is a really good river. You unquestionably have to have a look at Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park since you're here at Big Creek.

Big Creek, FR221/Peavine Road to US64 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 Big Creek.
 Whitewater Near Big Creek:
Big Creek, Polk County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 5.9 miles long (FR221/Peavine Road to US64)
Whitewater Outfitter - Man of Rubber, Polk County, 2 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Ocoee River, Polk County, 4 miles away
      Class III+ - 5 miles long (#2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse)
Goforth Creek, Polk County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (to Ocoee)
Ocoee River, Polk County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Ocoee #3 to Ocoee #2 Dam)
Whitewater Outfitter - Ocoee Inn Rafting, Polk County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Little Loss Creek, Polk County, 7 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (into Big Loss Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Webb Brothers Float Service Store, Polk County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Hiwassee Outfitters, Polk County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Ocoee Outdoors, Polk County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Big Creek:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 77 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 82 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 85 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Big Creek:
Lake Ocoee Inn & Marina, Benton , 6 miles away
 Beaches Near Big Creek:
Parksville Beach, Polk , 6 miles away
 Hotels Near Big Creek:
Red Roof Inn Etowah, Etowah , 15 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge , 19 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge , 20 miles away
Reid Ridge Lodge, Blue Ridge , 20 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Cleveland, Cleveland , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Creek:
Parksville Lake, Reliance, 3 miles away
Thunder Rock, Reliance, 4 miles away
Sylco Campground, Polk County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Big Creek:
Indian Flat Trail, Polk , 1 miles away
Caney Creek Trail, Polk , 1 miles away
Hogback Trail, Polk , 1 miles away
Sylco Creek Trail, Polk , 2 miles away
Low Gap Trail, Polk , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Creek:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 56 miles away
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 63 miles away
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, Tennessee , 9 miles away
Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia , 20 miles away
Red Clay State Park, Tennessee , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Creek:
Copper Basin Golf Club, Copperhill , 13 miles away
Ridgewood Golf Club, Athens , 17 miles away
Chatata Valley Golf & Country Club, Cleveland , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Creek
Parksville Lake, Polk , 7 miles away
Campbell Cove Lake, Polk , 10 miles away
Weehunt Lake, Fannin , 13 miles away

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