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Tennessee whitewater, Middle Creek

Hamilton county, Rainbow Lake to Tennessee River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

  The wonderful Hamilton County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Rainbow Lake to Tennessee River section is one of them. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. A bit of exercise and spending some quality
    time in nature will make you glad you came. This is an extremely short stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. If you're coming from Chattanooga it's not a long drive at all to the
starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving.

Briefly about the general area:
On a wonderful day at Middle Creek you can take a hike along the Skyuka Trail, and lots of folks from Whiteside come here. Tumbling Shoals is a delightful
place to explore, and what would a site like Middle Creek be without exciting close by characteristics like Signal Point. This is such a fun river. Prentice Cooper State Forest is a forest in close proximity to Middle Creek that you can go to, and the Hardy Trail is a nice hiking trail close by. You simply should explore Edwards Point since you're here at Middle Creek. A spree to Burnt Cabin Spring will fill your soul with pleasant feelings. A visit to Booker T. Washington State Park rejuvenates the spirit. Middle Creek gets a lot of water. For the period of March this area sees the most rain while June is generally the driest month.

Middle Creek, Rainbow Lake to Tennessee 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 Middle Creek.
 Whitewater Near Middle Creek:
Middle Creek, Hamilton County, 1 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1.4 miles long (Rainbow Lake to Tennessee River)
North Suck Creek, Marion/Sequatchie County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 2.4 miles long (pipeline to Suck Confluence)
South Suck Creek, Marion County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4 miles long (Pipeline to Suck Confluence)
Coal Bank, Sequatchie County, 5 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1 miles long (ridge)
Falling Water Creek, Hamilton County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.5 miles long (Waldens Ridge to Soddy Daisy)
North Chickamauga Creek, Hamilton County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 12 miles long (Walden Ridge to Soddy-Daisy)
Mullens Creek, Marion County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Prentice Cooper State Park to Mullens Cove)
Suck Creek, Marion/ Hamilton County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (Suck Confluence to Knuckle Head)
North Chickamauga Creek, Hamilton County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Double Bridge to put-in for gorge run)
Cain Creek, Sequatchie/ Hamilton County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Barker Camp Road to Bowater Parking lot)
 Marinas Near Middle Creek:
Brown's Ferry Marina, Chattanooga , 5 miles away
Big Ridge Yacht Club, Chattanooga , 9 miles away
Chickamauga Marina, Chattanooga , 10 miles away
Hales Bar Resort and Marina, Guild , 13 miles away
Island Cove Marina & Resort, Harrison , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Middle Creek:
SpringHill Suites Chattanooga Downtown/Cameron Harbor, Chattanooga , 5 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Chattanooga - Lookout Mtn, Chattanooga , 5 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Chattanooga , 5 miles away
Courtyard Chattanooga Downtown, Chattanooga , 5 miles away
Residence Inn Chattanooga Downtown, Chattanooga , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Middle Creek:
Lockharts Arch, Chattanooga, 0 miles away
Poplar Springs, Whiteside, 2 miles away
North Suck Creek, Chattanooga, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Middle Creek:
Skyuka Trail, Hamilton , 7 miles away
Hardy Trail, Hamilton , 7 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamblen , 8 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamilton , 8 miles away
Skyuka Trail, Dade , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Middle Creek:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 27 miles away
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 45 miles away
Booker T. Washington State Park, Tennessee , 13 miles away
Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia , 17 miles away
Harrison Bay State Park, Tennessee , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Middle Creek:
Signal Mountain Golf & Country Club, Signal Mountain , 2 miles away
Quarry Golf Club, Chattanooga , 4 miles away
Moccasin Bend Public Golf Club, Chattanooga , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Middle Creek
Rainbow Lake, Hamilton , 1 miles away
Chickamauga Lake, Hamilton , 10 miles away
Lake Junior, Hamilton , 10 miles away

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