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Tennessee whitewater, Dunlap Creek

Cumberland Bledsoe Rhea county, Jolley Road to Piney River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     5.5 miles
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Tennessee are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. This stretch of Dunlap Creek is 5.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-IV section. The scenic beauty of Tennessee and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. No matter if you're whitewater
    rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night,
but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The beauty of the Cumberland Plateau Mountains is a great plus for this river. This stretch is mid length, it's good length for a morning trip. The Jolley Road to Piney River section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Crossville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The  
campgrounds here at Dunlap Creek are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
Have a great hiking adventure along the Fooshee Pass Trail. Cumberland Mountain State Park is a perfect spot to pop by, and a short spree to Stinging Fork Falls is always worthwhile. This river is so wonderful. Dunlap Creek is not far at all from Grandview, and going for a hike along the Laurel-Snow Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this region. Summer at Dunlap Creek comes with high temperatures in the 80's, and during the night it cools down to the 60's. During the winter highs are ordinarily in the 40's with temperatures at Dunlap Creek dipping down into the 20's through winter nights.

Dunlap Creek, Jolley Road to Piney 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 Dunlap Creek.
 Whitewater Near Dunlap Creek:
Stinging Fork, Rhea County, 2 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 7 miles long (Stinging Fork Falls to Piney River)
White's Creek, Rhea County, 3 miles away
      Class III+ - 6.5 miles long (Rt 68 to Possum Trot/Alloway Bridge)
Dunlap Creek, Cumberland/Bledsoe/Rhea County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Jolley Road to Piney River)
Little Piney Creek, Rhea County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 1.75 miles long (Grandview TenNorth to Piney River)
Duskin Creek, Bledsoe Rhea County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Gap Road to Piney River at Spring City)
Soak Creek, -blank- County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - -blank- miles long (Dirt road off Jewitt Road to Piney River)
Moccasin Creek, Rhea County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 1 miles long (Shut-In Gap Road to Piney River)
White's Creek, Rhea County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 6 miles long (Possum Trot/Alloway Road to Route 27)
Basin Creek, Rhea County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Jeep Trail to Fall Creek)
Daddy's Creek, Cumberland County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.5 miles long (Big Lick to Sutton Dam)
 Ski Areas Near Dunlap Creek:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 94 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Dunlap Creek:
Spring City Resort & Marina, Spring City , 6 miles away
Rhea Harbor, Spring City , 6 miles away
Eden Marina, Spring City , 13 miles away
CEP Eden Marina, Spring City , 13 miles away
Marina & Dock Supply, Spring City , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Dunlap Creek:
Howard Johnson Hotel Spring City, Spring City , 5 miles away
Comfort Suites Crossville, Crossville , 13 miles away
Hampton Inn Crossville, Crossville , 13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CROSSVILLE, Crossville , 13 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Dayton, Dayton , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Dunlap Creek:
Rockhouse Branch Camp, Spring City, 3 miles away
Newby Branch Trailhead, Evensville, 4 miles away
Black Mt Camp, Crab Orchard, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Dunlap Creek:
Fooshee Pass Trail, Meigs , 11 miles away
Laurel-Snow Trail, Rhea , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Dunlap Creek:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 27 miles away
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 51 miles away
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 13 miles away
Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee , 21 miles away
Harrison Bay State Park, Tennessee , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Dunlap Creek:
Renegade Mountain Golf Club, Crab Orchard , 9 miles away
Bear Trace Golf Course, Crossville , 10 miles away
Lake Tansi Village Resort, Crossville , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Dunlap Creek
Watts Bar Lake, Meigs , 11 miles away
Geronimo Lake, Cumberland , 12 miles away
Cumberland Mountain Retreat Lake, Cumberland , 17 miles away

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