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Tennessee whitewater, Obed River

Cumberland Morgan county, Adams Bridge to Potter's Ford section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     4 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Crossville, as you can see on the road map further down. This section of Obed River is 4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-IV section of whitewater. The scenic beauty of Tennessee and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll
    find a large number of good places. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. Whitewater
rafting and kayaking in Tennessee is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. Lodging is available near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Adams Bridge to Potter's Ford stretch is just one of them. The beautiful Cumberland Plateau Mountains scenery is an added bonus.  
This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Derrick Spring is a fine local attraction; during your visit here you'll meet some folks from Deer Lodge for sure. You simply must love the Cumberland Plateau Mountains. Everybody loves Cumberland Mountain State Park. Throughout the summertime highs here at Obed River get into the 80's, and the night is a bit cooler of course, mostly in the 60's. Highs all through the wintertime are generally in the 40's, and winter nights come with lows in the 20's to Obed River.

Obed River, Adams Bridge to Potter's Ford 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, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Adams Bridge to Potter's Ford)
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 12 miles long (Potter's Ford to Obed Junction)
Daddy's Creek, Cumberland County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.8 miles long (Antioch Bridge to Devils Breakfast Table Bridge)
Clear Creek, Morgan County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.5 miles long (Barnett Bridge to Jett Bridge)
Yellow Creek, Cumberland County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Catoosa Road to Daddy's Creek)
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10 miles long (Obed Junction to Nemo)
White Creek, Morgan County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Twin Bridges to Barnett Bridge)
Mammys Creek, Cumberland County, 10 miles away
      Class -blank- - 14 miles long (US 70 to US 27)
Clear Creek, -blank- County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 21 miles long (US 127 to Barnett Bridge)
Clear Creek, Morgan County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.5 miles long (Jett to Lilly)
 Ski Areas Near Obed River:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 95 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Obed River:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CROSSVILLE, Crossville , 9 miles away
Comfort Suites Crossville, Crossville , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn Crossville, Crossville , 9 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Crossville, Crossville , 11 miles away
Super 8 Crossville TN, Crossville , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Obed River:
Deer Run RV Resort, Crossville, 3 miles away
Spring Lake RV Resort, Crossville, 5 miles away
Bean Pot Campground, Crossville, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Obed River:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 19 miles away
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 36 miles away
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 11 miles away
Pickett State Park, Tennessee , 29 miles away
Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Obed River:
Fairfield Glade Community Club, Crossville , 4 miles away
Four Seasons Golf, Crossville , 4 miles away
Plateau Golf, Crossville , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Obed River
Geronimo Lake, Cumberland , 14 miles away

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