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Tennessee whitewater, Obed River

Cumberland Morgan county, US 127 Close to Crossville to Adams Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-V     9.6 miles
I would like to know if there are any rafting tours on the Obed River near Crossville, TN. thank you for your help. Says Sharon Maddox

The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Tennessee are often tougher than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The natural beauty of Tennessee and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great.
    This section of Obed River in Cumberland/ Morgan County is 9.6 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-V section. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but if you
donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon. When you're paddling down a Cumberland Plateau Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find  
lots of paddling places. The campgrounds here at Obed River are pretty good. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. The put-in location is a short drive from Crossville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're here, you might as well visit Babcock Hollow, and Gould Bend is a delightful site to pop by while in the vicinity. These mountains rock, just check out all the cool things to do in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains. People from Crossville love to come to Obed River; Cumberland Mountain State Park is a good location.

Obed River, US 127 Close to Crossville to Adams Bridge 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 Obed River.
 Whitewater Near Obed River:
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 3 miles away
      Class I-V - 9.6 miles long (US 127 Close to Crossville to Adams Bridge)
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Adams Bridge to Potter's Ford)
Clear Creek, -blank- County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 21 miles long (US 127 to Barnett Bridge)
Hurricane Creek, Fentress County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Camp Ground Road to East Fork Obey)
Little Hurricane Creek, Overton/Fentress County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Muddy Pond Road to Hurricane Creek)
Mammys Creek, Cumberland County, 12 miles away
      Class -blank- - 14 miles long (US 70 to US 27)
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 12 miles long (Potter's Ford to Obed Junction)
Daddy's Creek, Cumberland County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.5 miles long (Big Lick to Sutton Dam)
Obey River - East Fork, Fentress County, 14 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 10 miles long (Hanging Limb to Highway 85)
Daddy's Creek, Cumberland County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 13 miles long (Sutton Dam to Antioch Bridge)
 Hotels Near Obed River:
Baymont Inn & Suites Crossville, Crossville , 3 miles away
Super 8 Crossville TN, Crossville , 3 miles away
Quality Inn Crossville, Crossville , 3 miles away
Red Roof Inn Crossville, Crossville , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CROSSVILLE, Crossville , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Obed River:
Roam and Roost RV Campground, Crossville, 4 miles away
Bean Pot Campground, Crossville, 4 miles away
Crossville Holiday Trav-l-Park, Crossville, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Obed River:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 26 miles away
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 43 miles away
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 5 miles away
Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee , 27 miles away
Pickett State Park, Tennessee , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Obed River:
Deer Creek Golf Club, Crossville , 3 miles away
Plateau Golf, Crossville , 5 miles away
Four Seasons Golf, Crossville , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Obed River
Geronimo Lake, Cumberland , 8 miles away
Cumberland Mountain Retreat Lake, Cumberland , 17 miles away
City of Monterey Lake, Putnam , 17 miles away

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