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Tennessee whitewater, Moccasin Creek

Rhea county, Shut-In Gap Road to Piney River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     1 miles
  The natural beauty of Rhea County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Tennessee tend to be more challenging than the national average, so better not forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The Shut-In Gap Road to Piney River section of Moccasin Creek in Rhea County is 1 miles long and has been determined by American
    Whitewater to be a class I-II section. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This is a very short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. The put-in location
is a short drive from Crossville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Shut-In Gap Road to Piney River section is one of them. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more.  
The beautiful Cumberland Plateau Mountains scenery is an added bonus. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Fooshee Pass Trail is always a wonderful adventure, and at Moccasin Creek you always meet someone from Evensville. Be careful coming to the Cumberland Plateau Mountains, you might not ever wanna go home again. There is a delightful hiking trail right next door to Moccasin Creek called the Laurel-Snow Trail; do put some time aside to spend at Rowe Spring while you're here at Moccasin Creek.

Moccasin Creek, Shut-In Gap Road to Piney 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 Moccasin Creek.
 Whitewater Near Moccasin Creek:
Moccasin Creek, Rhea County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 1 miles long (Shut-In Gap Road to Piney River)
Stinging Fork, Rhea County, 4 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 7 miles long (Stinging Fork Falls to Piney River)
Piney River, Bledsoe Rhea County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 10.4 miles long (Wash-Pelfrey Road to Spring City)
Duskin Creek, Bledsoe Rhea County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Gap Road to Piney River at Spring City)
Dunlap Creek, Cumberland/Bledsoe/Rhea County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Jolley Road to Piney River)
Soak Creek, -blank- County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - -blank- miles long (Dirt road off Jewitt Road to Piney River)
Little Piney Creek, Rhea County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 1.75 miles long (Grandview TenNorth to Piney River)
White's Creek, Rhea County, 8 miles away
      Class III+ - 6.5 miles long (Rt 68 to Possum Trot/Alloway Bridge)
Henderson Cr, Rhea County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 7 miles long (Liberty Hill Road to Laurel)
Richland Creek, Rhea County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (Old Dayton Reservoir to Laurel-Snow Parking Lot)
 Ski Areas Near Moccasin Creek:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 96 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Moccasin Creek:
Spring City Resort & Marina, Spring City , 6 miles away
Rhea Harbor, Spring City , 7 miles away
Cotton Port Marina and Campground, Meigs County , 11 miles away
Landing Resort & Marina, Decatur , 14 miles away
Eden Marina, Spring City , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Moccasin Creek:
Howard Johnson Hotel Spring City, Spring City , 6 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Dayton, Dayton , 9 miles away
Best Western Dayton, Dayton , 9 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Dayton, Dayton , 12 miles away
Scottish Inns And Suites, Dayton , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Moccasin Creek:
Newby Branch Trailhead, Evensville, 3 miles away
Rockhouse Branch Camp, Spring City, 3 miles away
Laurel Creek Camp, Dayton, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Moccasin Creek:
Laurel-Snow Trail, Rhea , 9 miles away
Fooshee Pass Trail, Meigs , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Moccasin Creek:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 32 miles away
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 56 miles away
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 16 miles away
Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee , 17 miles away
Harrison Bay State Park, Tennessee , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Moccasin Creek:
Lakehaven Golf & Country Club, Decatur , 13 miles away
Bear Trace Golf Course, Crossville , 14 miles away
Renegade Mountain Golf Club, Crab Orchard , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Moccasin Creek
Watts Bar Lake, Meigs , 12 miles away
Geronimo Lake, Cumberland , 14 miles away
Cumberland Mountain Retreat Lake, Cumberland , 17 miles away

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