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Tennessee whitewater, Clear Creek

Morgan county, Lilly to Nemo section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     7.5 miles
  This section of Clear Creek in Morgan County is 7.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-IV section of whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Tennessee and the water flowing gracefully down Clear Creek are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whitewater paddling here in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains is a great experience. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers
    here a bit more challenging, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. This stretch has has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip. Whether you're
whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. The campgrounds here at Clear Creek are pretty good. The Lilly to Nemo section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. If you're coming from Harriman it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location. 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. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
If time allows, Obed Wild & Scenic River is a national park worth going to; Widow Maker Rapids is an inspiring spot to visit while here. So much amusing stuff to do in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains, not sufficient time. You'll meet a lot of folks from Lancing here; the beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Canoe Hole Rapids. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. Clear Creek is a pretty wet place commonly with much rain. March is when you get the most rain here; the driest month of the year is October.


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These outdoors activities are available near Clear Creek.
 Whitewater Near Clear Creek:
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Nemo to Oakdale)
Clear Creek, Morgan County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Lilly to Nemo)
Island Creek, Morgan County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Catoosa Bridge to Emory River)
Little Clear Creek, -blank- County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Highway 62 to Lily)
Island Creek, Morgan County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Catoosa Road to Catoosa Bridge)
Clear Creek, Morgan County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.5 miles long (Jett to Lilly)
Emory River, Morgan County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Emory River Canyon - Highway 62 to Nemo)
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10 miles long (Obed Junction to Nemo)
Emory River, Morgan County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 21.2 miles long (Gobey Bridge to Oakdale)
Daddy's Creek, Cumberland County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.8 miles long (Antioch Bridge to Devils Breakfast Table Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Clear Creek:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 81 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Clear Creek:
Kingston KOA Kampground and Marina, Kingston , 16 miles away
Harbour Point Marina, Rockwood , 16 miles away
Bayside Marina & Resort, Ten Mile , 19 miles away
Marina & Dock Supply, Spring City , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Clear Creek:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRIMAN, Harriman , 12 miles away
Comfort Inn Harriman, Harriman , 12 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Harriman, Harriman , 12 miles away
Travelodge Harriman, Harriman , 12 miles away
Days Inn Harriman, Harriman , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clear Creek:
Obed River Camp, Lancing, 3 miles away
Clear Creek Campsite, Clarkrange, 7 miles away
Caney Creek Campground, Roane County, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clear Creek:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 5 miles away
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 26 miles away
Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee , 17 miles away
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 24 miles away
Pickett State Park, Tennessee , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Clear Creek:
Rockwood Golf & Country Club, Rockwood , 12 miles away
Emory Golf & Country Club, Harriman , 13 miles away
Fairfield Glade Community Club, Crossville , 14 miles away

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