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Tennessee whitewater, Blackburn Fork

Jackson county, TN 6294 to Roaring River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     19.9 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Cookevi lle, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The nature scenery of Tennessee and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This stretch of Blackburn Fork in Jackson County is 19.9 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.
    This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. The TN 6294 to Roaring River section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Getting some good
exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem  
and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
While staying at Blackburn Fork you could always explore Tom Allen Hollow; Blackburn Fork is a place with many visitors from Bloomington Springs. Summertime highs at Blackburn Fork generally tend to be in the 80's. Summer night lows plunge down to the 60's. For the duration of the wintertime this place gets highs in the 40's, and winter nights come with lows in the 20's to Blackburn Fork. Blackburn Fork is a quite wet place commonly with a lot of rain. March is when you get the most rain here, and the driest month is October.

Blackburn Fork, TN 6294 to Roaring 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 Blackburn Fork.
 Whitewater Near Blackburn Fork:
Blackburn Fork, Jackson County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 19.9 miles long (TN 6294 to Roaring River)
Spring Creek, Jackson County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 4 miles long (Waterloo Falls to Spring Creek Community)
Flat Creek, Overton County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 11.3 miles long (Highway 136 to Roaring River)
Spring Creek, Overton County, 13 miles away
      Class II-V - 28.6 miles long (Highway 42 Close to Rickman to Roaring River)
Roaring River, Overton/ Jackson County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Highway 135 to Stock Gap Road Bridge)
Pine Creek, Dekalb County, 26 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 1.5 miles long (to Center Hill Reservior)
Obey River - West Fork, Overton/ Pickett County, 27 miles away
      Class II - 15.5 miles long (TN 85n Bridge to Dale Hollow Lake)
Caney Fork, White / Warren County, 28 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 1 miles long (Rock Island State Park - Bridge above Blue Hole picnic area to picnic area)
Obey River - East Fork, Overton/ Fentress County, 29 miles away
      Class III-V - 13.8 miles long (Cliff Springs to TN 85 Bridge)
 Marinas Near Blackburn Fork:
Granville Marina & Resort, Granville , 16 miles away
Mitchell Creek Marina, Allons , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Blackburn Fork:
Comfort Suites Cookeville, Cookeville , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Cookeville , 10 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Cookeville, Cookeville , 10 miles away
Hampton Inn Cookeville TN, Cookeville , 10 miles away
Best Western Thunderbird Motel, Cookeville , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Blackburn Fork:
Roaring River Park - Cordell Hull Dam And Reservoir, -blank-, 6 miles away
Spring Valley RV Park, Cookeville, 10 miles away
Standing Stone State Park, Hilham, 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Blackburn Fork:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 67 miles away
Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave - KY , 70 miles away
Burgess Falls State Park, Tennessee , 16 miles away
Standing Stone State Park, Tennessee , 16 miles away
Edgar Evins State Park, Tennessee , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Blackburn Fork:
Ironwood Golf Course, Cookeville , 5 miles away
Cumberland Bend Golf Course, Gainesboro , 8 miles away
Cookeville Golf Club, Cookeville , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Blackburn Fork
Dale Hollow Lake, Clay , 15 miles away

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