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Tennessee whitewater, Caney Fork

White Warren county, Rock Island State Park - Bridge above Blue Hole picnic area to picnic area section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV(V)     1 miles
  This section of Caney Fork is 1 miles long and it is classified as a class II-IV(V) section by American Whitewater. The put-in is not too far from McMinnville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This is an extremely short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these
    hotels fill up quick. The beauty of the Cumberland Plateau Mountains is a great plus for this river. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Tennessee tend to be more challenging than the national average, so you'd better
keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. The scenic beauty of Tennessee and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Rock Island State Park - Bridge above Blue Hole picnic area to picnic area  
section is just one of many. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
Great Falls is a charming place to visit while you're at Caney Fork. A tour to Burgess Falls State Park when you're here at Caney Fork is a nice idea; Blue Hole is very near and is a good location to stop by. This is such a great river. Here at Caney Fork you'll possibly meet some folks from Rock Island, and close by Flat Shoals is a splendid spot to go. A journey to Caney Fork wouldn’t be complete without a spree to nearby Rock Island State Park.

Caney Fork, Rock Island State Park - Bridge above Blue Hole picnic area to picnic 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 Caney Fork.
 Whitewater Near Caney Fork:
Caney Fork, White / Warren County, 0 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 1 miles long (Rock Island State Park - Bridge above Blue Hole picnic area to picnic area)
Rocky River, Warren Van Buren County, 6 miles away
      Class -blank- - 7 miles long (to Caney Fork)
Pine Creek, Dekalb County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 1.5 miles long (to Center Hill Reservior)
Cain Creek, Van Buren County, 21 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 8 miles long (Fall Creek Falls State Park to Highway 30)
Big Brush Creek, Sequatchie County, 21 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 8.5 miles long (Bridge on FS road off Highway 8/111 to Highway 127)
Savage Creek, Grundy County, 22 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5.7 miles long (Savage Gulf)
Caney Fork, White/Van Buren/Warren County, 25 miles away
      Class I-III - 27.1 miles long (Bee Creek to Collins River)
Little Brush Creek, Sequatchie County, 25 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.5 miles long (To Route 111 right past Dunlap)
Blackburn Fork, Jackson County, 25 miles away
      Class II-III - 19.9 miles long (TN 6294 to Roaring River)
Bee Creek, White/ Cumberland/ Van Buren County, 26 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Bee Creek to Caney Fork)
 Marinas Near Caney Fork:
Horseshoe Bend Marina, Walling , 4 miles away
Pates Ford Marina, Smithville , 6 miles away
Four Seasons Marina, Smithville , 9 miles away
Sligo Marina, Smithville , 11 miles away
Hidden Harbor Marina-Holmes, Smithville , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Caney Fork:
McMinnville Inn, McMinnville , 10 miles away
Brookside Resort By Fairbridge, Gatlinburg , 10 miles away
Scottish Inns McMinnville, McMinnville , 11 miles away
Best Western Tree City Inn, McMinnville , 11 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn McMinnville, McMinnville , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Caney Fork:
Rock Island State Park, Rock Island, 1 miles away
Horseshoe Bend Marina, Walling, 4 miles away
Ragland Bottom, Silver Point, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Caney Fork:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 49 miles away
Rock Island State Park, Tennessee , 2 miles away
Burgess Falls State Park, Tennessee , 13 miles away
South Cumberland State Park, Tennessee , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Caney Fork:
River Watch Golf Club, Walling , 9 miles away
Reserve 1 Golf Course, Mc Minnville , 10 miles away
Smithville Golf Club, Smithville , 16 miles away

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