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Tennessee whitewater, Cooper Creek

Sequatchie Hamilton county, Barker Camp Road to Bowater Parking Lot section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V+     5 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. If you're coming from Chattanooga it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. A good workout
    and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. The wonderful Sequatchie/ Hamilton County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. The wild scenery
of the Cumberland Plateau Mountains is great. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This section of Cooper Creek in Sequatchie/ Hamilton County is 5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV-V+ section. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. On this section you do get some distance,  
suitable for an afternoon trip. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
Interesting geology is available here; Big Bend is in the vicinity of Cooper Creek, and if you're here you should go to Redbird Point. All year is a good time in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains if you love the outdoors. If you want to take a look at some exciting stuff, take a look at Little Bend. A journey to Harrison Bay State Park when you're here at Cooper Creek is a delightful idea, and you'll meet a lot of people from Hixson here. A trip to Cooper Creek wouldn’t be complete without a spree to nearby Booker T.

Cooper Creek, Barker Camp Road to Bowater Parking Lot 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 Cooper Creek.
 Whitewater Near Cooper Creek:
North Chickamauga Creek, Hamilton County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Bowater Parking Area to Highway 27)
Soddy Creek, Hamilton County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.6 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Jones Gap Road)
Cooper Creek, Sequatchie/ Hamilton County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Barker Camp Road to Bowater Parking Lot)
Deep Creek, Hamilton County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 1.75 miles long (Mowbray to Soddy)
North Chickamauga Creek, Hamilton County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 12 miles long (Walden Ridge to Soddy-Daisy)
Falling Water Creek, Hamilton County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Soddy Daisy)
Cain Creek, Sequatchie/ Hamilton County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Barker Camp Road to Bowater Parking lot)
Little Soddy Creek, Hamilton County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 1.6 miles long (Hotwater Road to Back Valley Road)
Coal Bank, Sequatchie County, 6 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1 miles long (ridge)
Big Possum Creek, Bledsoe County, 7 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 8.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Bakewell)
 Marinas Near Cooper Creek:
Pine Harbor Marina, Soddy Daisy , 10 miles away
Chickamauga Marina, Chattanooga , 10 miles away
Shady Grove Harbor, Soddy Daisy , 11 miles away
Misty Harbor Marina, Soddy Daisy , 11 miles away
Big Ridge Yacht Club, Chattanooga , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Cooper Creek:
Home Town Inn Soddy Daisy, Soddy-Daisy , 6 miles away
Quality Inn Hixson, Hixson , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CHATTANOOGA-HIXSON, Hixson , 8 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Chattanooga North At Highway 153, TN, Hixson , 8 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Chattanooga North - Hixson, Hixson , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cooper Creek:
Stevenson Branch Camp, Soddy Daisy, 1 miles away
Board Camp, Soddy Daisy, 7 miles away
Little Possum North, Bakewell, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Cooper Creek:
Hardy Trail, Hamilton , 15 miles away
Skyuka Trail, Hamilton , 16 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamblen , 17 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamilton , 17 miles away
Skyuka Trail, Dade , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cooper Creek:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 36 miles away
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 55 miles away
Booker T. Washington State Park, Tennessee , 10 miles away
Harrison Bay State Park, Tennessee , 13 miles away
Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cooper Creek:
Montlake Golf & Country Club, Soddy Daisy , 4 miles away
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club, Hixson , 8 miles away
Quarry Golf Club, Chattanooga , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Cooper Creek
Chickamauga Lake, Hamilton , 10 miles away
Rainbow Lake, Hamilton , 10 miles away
Lake Junior, Hamilton , 10 miles away

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