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Tennessee whitewater, Morgan Creek

Rhea county, Snow Falls to Laurel-Snow Parking Lot section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     1.2 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Crossville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The scenic beauty of Rhea County and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Tennessee is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. There are some good hotels near the river, but
    if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The wild scenery of the Cumberland Plateau Mountains is great. The Snow Falls to Laurel-Snow Parking Lot stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in
this river system. The campgrounds here at Morgan Creek are pretty good. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. This section is very short so no need to bring snacks. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. This section of Morgan Creek in Tennessee is 1.2 miles long and is  
according to American Whitewater a class V section of whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't forget to explore Buzzard Point while you're here at Morgan Creek, and there are glorious spots to discover along the Laurel-Snow Trail. That right there is loads of entertaining things already but it goes on, the Cumberland Plateau Mountains has it all. Snow Falls is a tremendous local attraction, and you could always discover North Pole Gulf. This river is so wonderful. Everybody loves Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, and Laurel Falls is a striking place to stop by while you're at Morgan Creek.

Morgan Creek, Snow Falls to Laurel-Snow Parking Lot 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 Morgan Creek.
 Whitewater Near Morgan Creek:
Richland Creek, Rhea County, 0 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 1.5 miles long (Old Dayton Reservoir to Laurel-Snow Parking Lot)
Morgan Creek, Rhea County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 1.2 miles long (Snow Falls to Laurel-Snow Parking Lot)
Board Camp Creek, Hamilton County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - -blank- miles long (Jones Gap Road to Soddy Creek)
Henderson Cr, Rhea County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 7 miles long (Liberty Hill Road to Laurel)
Piney River, Bledsoe Rhea County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 10.4 miles long (Wash-Pelfrey Road to Spring City)
Brush Creek, Rhea County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.3 miles long (Seventh Day Adventist Compound to Roaring Creek)
Moccasin Creek, Rhea County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 1 miles long (Shut-In Gap Road to Piney River)
Roaring Creek, Rhea County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 6 miles long (New Harmony Road to Bridge on Brayton Mountain Rd)
Big Sewee River, Meigs County, 10 miles away
      Class I(II) - 4 miles long (Highway 58 bridge to Decatur-Watts Bar Road)
Duskin Creek, Bledsoe Rhea County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Gap Road to Piney River at Spring City)
 Marinas Near Morgan Creek:
Sale Creek Marina Multiboating, Soddy Daisy , 11 miles away
Cotton Port Marina and Campground, Meigs County , 11 miles away
Spring City Resort & Marina, Spring City , 14 miles away
Rhea Harbor, Spring City , 15 miles away
Pine Harbor Marina, Soddy Daisy , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Morgan Creek:
Best Western Dayton, Dayton , 3 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Dayton, Dayton , 3 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Dayton, Dayton , 4 miles away
Scottish Inns And Suites, Dayton , 4 miles away
Holiday Inn Express DAYTON, Dayton , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Morgan Creek:
Richland Creek Camp, Dayton, 0 miles away
Laurel Creek Camp, Dayton, 1 miles away
Morgan Creek Camp, Dayton, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Morgan Creek:
Laurel-Snow Trail, Rhea , 0 miles away
 Public Lands Near Morgan Creek:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 40 miles away
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 58 miles away
Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee , 12 miles away
Harrison Bay State Park, Tennessee , 18 miles away
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Morgan Creek:
Lakehaven Golf & Country Club, Decatur , 16 miles away
Mountain Meadows Golf, Georgetown , 17 miles away
Lake Tansi Village Resort, Crossville , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Morgan Creek
Cumberland Mountain Retreat Lake, Cumberland , 17 miles away
Watts Bar Lake, Meigs , 18 miles away
Geronimo Lake, Cumberland , 20 miles away

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