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Tennessee whitewater, Flat Creek

Overton county, Highway 136 to Roaring River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     11.3 miles
  This stretch of Flat Creek in Tennessee is 11.3 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of Tennessee and the water flowing gracefully down Flat Creek have people coming here. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while
    have a lot of people coming here. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your camp stove too. The starting location
is a short drive from Cookevi lle, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Highway 136 to Roaring River section is one of them. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners.

about the general area:
At Flat Creek you always meet someone from Hilham, and Standing Stone State Park is a great location to stretch your legs a bit. Flat Creek gets lots of water. March is when you get the most rain here, and October meanwhile is the driest month. All through the summer months at Flat Creek highs are mostly in the 80's, and the night is a tad colder of course, mostly in the 60's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 40's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at Flat Creek.

Flat Creek, Highway 136 to Roaring 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 Flat Creek.
 Whitewater Near Flat Creek:
Flat Creek, Overton County, 0 miles away
      Class II-III - 11.3 miles long (Highway 136 to Roaring River)
Spring Creek, Jackson County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 4 miles long (Waterloo Falls to Spring Creek Community)
Roaring River, Overton/ Jackson County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Highway 135 to Stock Gap Road Bridge)
Spring Creek, Overton County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V - 28.6 miles long (Highway 42 Close to Rickman to Roaring River)
Blackburn Fork, Jackson County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 19.9 miles long (TN 6294 to Roaring River)
Obey River - West Fork, Overton/ Pickett County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 15.5 miles long (TN 85n Bridge to Dale Hollow Lake)
Obey River - East Fork, Overton/ Fentress County, 21 miles away
      Class III-V - 13.8 miles long (Cliff Springs to TN 85 Bridge)
Obey River - East Fork, Fentress County, 22 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 10 miles long (Hanging Limb to Highway 85)
Little Hurricane Creek, Overton/Fentress County, 25 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Muddy Pond Road to Hurricane Creek)
Hurricane Creek, Fentress County, 27 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Camp Ground Road to East Fork Obey)
 Marinas Near Flat Creek:
Mitchell Creek Marina, Allons , 10 miles away
Hendricks Creek Resort, Burkesville , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Flat Creek:
Travelodge Cookeville, Cookeville , 12 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Cookeville, Cookeville , 13 miles away
Fall Creek Inn, Cookeville , 13 miles away
Best Western Thunderbird Motel, Cookeville , 13 miles away
Clarion Inn Cookeville, Cookeville , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Flat Creek:
Standing Stone State Park, Hilham, 7 miles away
Mitchell Creek, Allons, 10 miles away
Deep Valley Recreational Vehicle Park, Allons, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Flat Creek:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 59 miles away
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 65 miles away
Standing Stone State Park, Tennessee , 9 miles away
Dale Hollow Lake State Park, Kentucky , 19 miles away
Burgess Falls State Park, Tennessee , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Flat Creek:
Hidden Valley Golf & Country, Livingston , 8 miles away
White Plains Golf Course, Cookeville , 10 miles away
Cookeville Golf Club, Cookeville , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Flat Creek
Dale Hollow Lake, Clay , 10 miles away
City of Monterey Lake, Putnam , 18 miles away

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