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Tennessee whitewater, Obed River

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


CLASS I-III     12 miles
  The Potter's Ford to Obed Junction stretch of Obed River in Tennessee is 12 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-III section. The average Tennessee whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The beauty of the Cumberland Plateau Mountains is a great plus for this river. There arenít any hotels
    right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. 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. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so why not pack your camp stove too. The Potter's Ford to Obed Junction section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. The nature scenery of Tennessee and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for  
lots of people. The put-in is not too far from Crossville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're visiting Obed River from Deer Lodge, you won't be the only one; the vistas at Obed Wild & Scenic River will blow your mind. Man, is there plenty of exciting things to do in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains. Obed River is a quite wet place commonly with lots of rainfall. Of all the months in a year March is the one with the most rain while October is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Obed River, Potter's Ford to Obed Junction 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:
Daddy's Creek, Cumberland County, 1 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.8 miles long (Antioch Bridge to Devils Breakfast Table Bridge)
Clear Creek, Morgan County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.5 miles long (Barnett Bridge to Jett Bridge)
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 12 miles long (Potter's Ford to Obed Junction)
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10 miles long (Obed Junction to Nemo)
Clear Creek, Morgan County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.5 miles long (Jett to Lilly)
Yellow Creek, Cumberland County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Catoosa Road to Daddy's Creek)
Clear Creek, Morgan County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Lilly to Nemo)
White Creek, Morgan County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Twin Bridges to Barnett Bridge)
Island Creek, Morgan County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Catoosa Road to Catoosa Bridge)
Little Clear Creek, -blank- County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Highway 62 to Lily)
 Ski Areas Near Obed River:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 88 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Obed River:
Harbour Point Marina, Rockwood , 18 miles away
Marina & Dock Supply, Spring City , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Obed River:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CROSSVILLE, Crossville , 14 miles away
Comfort Suites Crossville, Crossville , 15 miles away
Hampton Inn Crossville, Crossville , 15 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRIMAN, Harriman , 17 miles away
Comfort Inn Harriman, Harriman , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Obed River:
Obed River Camp, Lancing, 4 miles away
Clear Creek Campsite, Clarkrange, 5 miles away
Deer Run RV Resort, Crossville, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Obed River:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 12 miles away
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 31 miles away
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 17 miles away
Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee , 25 miles away
Pickett State Park, Tennessee , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Obed River:
Fairfield Glade Community Club, Crossville , 7 miles away
Four Seasons Golf, Crossville , 9 miles away
Plateau Golf, Crossville , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Obed River
Geronimo Lake, Cumberland , 20 miles away

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