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Tennessee whitewater, Little Soddy Creek

Hamilton county, Hotwater Road to Back Valley Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V+     1.6 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Chattanooga, as you can see on the road map further down. This stretch of Little Soddy Creek in Tennessee is 1.6 miles long and has been rated as a class IV-V+ section by American Whitewater. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The wonderful Tennessee scenery and the beautiful way the water
    current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so better not forget that
the rivers in this state are less manageable. This stretch is short so no need to bring snacks. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling rivers. The river winds through the Cumberland Plateau Mountains and you get great scenery. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because  
these hotels fill up quick. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Hotwater Road to Back Valley Road stretch is just one of many.

Briefly about the general area:
Hineman Spring is a good local attraction, and Little Soddy Creek is near Harrison Bay State Park which is a lovely site. But wait, there's more entertaining things to do in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains. Iris Lovelady Spring is always fun to check out; when you're here it's always fun to explore Booker T. Washington State Park. This is a really good river. You'll meet a lot of folks from Soddy Daisy here, and do schedule some time to check out Clemmons Point if you have a chance.

Little Soddy Creek, Hotwater Road to Back Valley Road 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 Soddy Creek.
 Whitewater Near Little Soddy Creek:
Little Soddy Creek, Hamilton County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 1.6 miles long (Hotwater Road to Back Valley Road)
Deep Creek, Hamilton County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 1.75 miles long (Mowbray to Soddy)
Soddy Creek, Hamilton County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.6 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Jones Gap Road)
North Chickamauga Creek, Hamilton County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Bowater Parking Area to Highway 27)
Little Possum Creek, Hamilton County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 6.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Bakewell)
Big Possum Creek, Bledsoe County, 6 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 8.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Bakewell)
Rock Creek, Bledsoe / Hamilton County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 9 miles long (Retro-Hughes Road to Leggett Road bridge)
Cooper Creek, Sequatchie/ Hamilton County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Barker Camp Road to Bowater Parking Lot)
McGill Creek, Bledsoe / Hamilton County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 7 miles long (Hendon Road to Coulterville Road)
Falling Water Creek, Hamilton County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Soddy Daisy)
 Marinas Near Little Soddy Creek:
Pine Harbor Marina, Soddy Daisy , 3 miles away
Shady Grove Harbor, Soddy Daisy , 4 miles away
Misty Harbor Marina, Soddy Daisy , 4 miles away
Sale Creek Marina Multiboating, Soddy Daisy , 9 miles away
Island Cove Marina & Resort, Harrison , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Soddy Creek:
Home Town Inn Soddy Daisy, Soddy-Daisy , 2 miles away
Quality Inn Hixson, Hixson , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CHATTANOOGA-HIXSON, Hixson , 10 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Chattanooga North At Highway 153, TN, Hixson , 10 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Chattanooga North - Hixson, Hixson , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Soddy Creek:
Board Camp, Soddy Daisy, 3 miles away
Little Possum South, Bakewell, 4 miles away
Little Possum North, Bakewell, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Little Soddy Creek:
Laurel-Snow Trail, Rhea , 18 miles away
Hardy Trail, Hamilton , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Soddy Creek:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 42 miles away
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 58 miles away
Harrison Bay State Park, Tennessee , 7 miles away
Booker T. Washington State Park, Tennessee , 9 miles away
Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Soddy Creek:
Montlake Golf & Country Club, Soddy Daisy , 4 miles away
Bear Trace, Harrison , 7 miles away
Valleybrook Golf & Country Club, Hixson , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Soddy Creek
Chickamauga Lake, Hamilton , 11 miles away
Lake Junior, Hamilton , 11 miles away
Rainbow Lake, Hamilton , 15 miles away

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