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Tennessee whitewater, Island Creek

Morgan county, Catoosa Road to Catoosa Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     6 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. The natural beauty of Morgan County and the water flowing gracefully down Island Creek have people coming here. The put-in location is a short drive from Harriman, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have
    to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Whitewater paddling here in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains is a great experience. This stretch of Island Creek is
6 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Catoosa Road to Catoosa Bridge section is one of them. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty  
of rivers for that. This is a pretty decent length section, good for a one day paddling trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Island Creek there are plenty of folks from Oakdale, and the panoramas at Obed Wild & Scenic River will blow your mind. You'll beyond doubt wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the enjoyable stuff in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains. Summertime highs at Island Creek usually tend to be in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures descend down into the 60's. High temperatures during the winter are normally in the 40's with temperatures at Island Creek dipping down into the 20's all through winter nights.

Island Creek, Catoosa Road to Catoosa Bridge 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 Island Creek.
 Whitewater Near Island Creek:
Island Creek, Morgan County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Catoosa Bridge to Emory River)
Island Creek, Morgan County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Catoosa Road to Catoosa Bridge)
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Nemo to Oakdale)
Clear Creek, Morgan County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Lilly to Nemo)
Little Clear Creek, -blank- County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Highway 62 to Lily)
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10 miles long (Obed Junction to Nemo)
Clear Creek, Morgan County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.5 miles long (Jett to Lilly)
Crab Orchard Creek, Morgan County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13.5 miles long (Flat Rock Ford to Oakdale)
Yellow Creek, Cumberland County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Catoosa Road to Daddy's Creek)
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 Island Creek:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 81 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Island Creek:
Harbour Point Marina, Rockwood , 14 miles away
Kingston KOA Kampground and Marina, Kingston , 14 miles away
Bayside Marina & Resort, Ten Mile , 16 miles away
Marina & Dock Supply, Spring City , 17 miles away
Eden Marina, Spring City , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Island Creek:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRIMAN, Harriman , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn Harriman, Harriman , 10 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Harriman, Harriman , 10 miles away
Travelodge Harriman, Harriman , 10 miles away
Days Inn Harriman, Harriman , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Island Creek:
Obed River Camp, Lancing, 3 miles away
Clear Creek Campsite, Clarkrange, 8 miles away
Caney Creek Campground, Roane County, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Island Creek:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 5 miles away
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 29 miles away
Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee , 18 miles away
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 22 miles away
Pickett State Park, Tennessee , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Island Creek:
Rockwood Golf & Country Club, Rockwood , 10 miles away
Emory Golf & Country Club, Harriman , 11 miles away
Fairfield Glade Community Club, Crossville , 13 miles away

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