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Tennessee whitewater, Little Loss Creek

Polk county, into Big Loss Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

  The nature scenery of Tennessee and the water flowing gracefully down Little Loss Creek beats anything. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. This is a pretty short section so better bring some good walking shoes. 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. The river winds through the Great Smoky Mountains and you get great scenery. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of
rivers for that. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the into Big Loss Creek stretch is one of them. The put-in location is a short drive from Athens, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general
Little Loss Creek is a place with many visitors from Reliance, and why not take a refreshing hike along the Oswald Dome Trail. Man, is there lots of amusing things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains. Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park is both perfect and charming, and it's close to Little Loss Creek, and if you want to hit the beach, Parksville Beach is around here. This river has it all. A spree to Big Hollow is always fun, and do take a hike on the Rogers Branch Trail. For the duration of the months of summer, highs usually are in the 80's at Little Loss Creek. Summer nighttime lows sink down to the 60's.

Little Loss Creek, into Big Loss Creek 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 Little Loss Creek.
 Whitewater Near Little Loss Creek:
Little Loss Creek, Polk County, 1 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (into Big Loss Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Hiwassee Outfitters, Polk County, 1 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Webb Brothers Float Service Store, Polk County, 2 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Goforth Creek, Polk County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (to Ocoee)
Whitewater Outfitter - Man of Rubber, Polk County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Gee Creek, Polk County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (hike up back to parking area)
Ocoee River, Polk County, 5 miles away
      Class III+ - 5 miles long (#2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse)
Ocoee River, Polk County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Ocoee #3 to Ocoee #2 Dam)
Wolf Creek, Polk County, 8 miles away
      Class IV+ - 2.3 miles long (FR to Hiawassee River)
Big Creek, Polk County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 5.9 miles long (FR221/Peavine Road to US64)
 Ski Areas Near Little Loss Creek:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 71 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 79 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 82 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 99 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Little Loss Creek:
Lake Ocoee Inn & Marina, Benton , 11 miles away
 Beaches Near Little Loss Creek:
Parksville Beach, Polk , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Loss Creek:
Red Roof Inn Etowah, Etowah , 10 miles away
Days Inn Athens, Athens , 20 miles away
Super 8 Athens, Athens , 20 miles away
Scottish Inns Athens, Athens , 20 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Loss Creek:
Lost Creek, Reliance, 1 miles away
Thunder Rock, Reliance, 5 miles away
Quinn Springs, Reliance, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Little Loss Creek:
Oswald Dome Trail, Polk , 4 miles away
Rogers Branch Trail, Polk , 5 miles away
John Muir National Recreation Trail, Polk , 5 miles away
Lowry Falls Trail, Polk , 5 miles away
Chestnut Mountain Trail, Polk , 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Loss Creek:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 51 miles away
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 68 miles away
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, Tennessee , 3 miles away
Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia , 27 miles away
Fort Loudoun State Park, Tennessee , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Loss Creek:
Copper Basin Golf Club, Copperhill , 13 miles away
Ridgewood Golf Club, Athens , 13 miles away
Willow Springs Golf Course, Athens , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Loss Creek
Campbell Cove Lake, Polk , 8 miles away
Yeller Nugget Lake, Monroe , 12 miles away
Parksville Lake, Polk , 12 miles away

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