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Tennessee whitewater, Bledsoe Creek

Sumner county, Ford west of Greenfield Road to Old Union Recreation Area section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     5 miles
Bledsoe creek was a real let down. The only time to go to this is if there has been atleast one inch of rain the previous day before you go. When we got there it was a dried up creek bed so there was no rafting for us that day; we just had to settle on practicing our rolls. Says Sean

The starting location is a short drive from Nashville-Davidson—Murfreesboro, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the
    page. This stretch of Bledsoe Creek is 5 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The wonderful Sumner County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Bledsoe Creek make
the trip here worthwhile. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The campgrounds here at Bledsoe Creek are pretty good. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are not so many other good rivers for that around  
here. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Bledsoe Creek you will meet lots of folks from close by Castalian Springs. When you're here at Bledsoe Creek it's always fun to explore Cedars of Lebanon State Park, and Bledsoe Creek State Park is both nice and scenic. This river is always fun. During the warmest time of the year highs here at Bledsoe Creek get into the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures plunge down into the 60's.

Bledsoe Creek, Ford west of Greenfield Road to Old Union Recreation Area 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 Bledsoe Creek.
 Whitewater Near Bledsoe Creek:
Bledsoe Creek, Sumner County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Ford west of Greenfield Road to Old Union Recreation Area)
 Marinas Near Bledsoe Creek:
Shady Cove Campground & Marina, Castalian Springs , 3 miles away
Cherokee Steak House & Marina, Lebanon , 8 miles away
Gallatin Marina & Restaurant, Gallatin , 10 miles away
Cedar Creek Marina, Mount Juliet , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Bledsoe Creek:
Legacy Inn Sumner, Gallatin , 8 miles away
GuestHouse Inn Gallatin, Gallatin , 8 miles away
Econo Lodge Gallatin, Gallatin , 8 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Gallatin, Gallatin , 9 miles away
Quality Inn Gallatin, Gallatin , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bledsoe Creek:
Shady Cove Resort, Castalian Springs, 2 miles away
Bledsoe Creek State Park, Castalian Springs, 3 miles away
Ebaneezer Campground, Wilson County, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bledsoe Creek:
Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave - KY , 49 miles away
Bledsoe Creek State Park, Tennessee , 2 miles away
Cedars of Lebanon State Park, Tennessee , 12 miles away
Long Hunter State Park, Tennessee , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bledsoe Creek:
Gallatin Country Club, Gallatin , 5 miles away
Long Hollow Golf Course, Gallatin , 10 miles away
Five Oaks Golf & Country Club, Lebanon , 11 miles away

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