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Tennessee whitewater, Obey River - East Fork

Overton Fentress county, Cliff Springs to TN 85 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V     13.8 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Crossville, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. The beautiful scenery of Overton/ Fentress County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. You might be into whitewater
    rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good spots. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Cliff Springs to TN 85 Bridge section is just one of many.
The Cumberland Plateau Mountains scenery is wonderful. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This stretch of Obey River - East Fork in Overton/ Fentress County is 13.8 miles long and it is classified as a class III-V section by American Whitewater. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. And of course, there are campgrounds  
nearby. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
Maynard Hollow is a splendid location to explore, and you're sure to bump into some friendly people from Wilder here. Life's too short to enjoy all the amusing things in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains. Throughout the warmest time of the year here at Obey River - East Fork, high temperatures mostly reach the 80's. For the period of the dark hours of summer temperatures plunge down into the 60's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 40's while Obey River - East Fork nighttime low temperatures throughout the winter are in the 20's.

Obey River - East Fork, Cliff Springs to TN 85 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 Obey River - East Fork.
 Whitewater Near Obey River - East Fork:
Little Hurricane Creek, Overton/Fentress County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Muddy Pond Road to Hurricane Creek)
Obey River - East Fork, Fentress County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 10 miles long (Hanging Limb to Highway 85)
Hurricane Creek, Fentress County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Camp Ground Road to East Fork Obey)
Obey River - East Fork, Overton/ Fentress County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V - 13.8 miles long (Cliff Springs to TN 85 Bridge)
Clear Creek, -blank- County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 21 miles long (US 127 to Barnett Bridge)
Obey River - West Fork, Overton/ Pickett County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 15.5 miles long (TN 85n Bridge to Dale Hollow Lake)
Obey River - East Fork, Fentress/ Pickett County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 37 miles long (TN 85 Bridge to Dale Hollow Lake)
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 14 miles away
      Class I-V - 9.6 miles long (US 127 Close to Crossville to Adams Bridge)
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Adams Bridge to Potter's Ford)
Clear Fork - North Prong, Fentress County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - -blank- miles long (Old Sunbright to Banner Springs)
 Marinas Near Obey River - East Fork:
East Port Marina & Resort, Alpine , 11 miles away
Sunset Marina & Resort, Byrdstown , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Obey River - East Fork:
Caryonah Hunting Lodge, Crossville , 9 miles away
Garden Inn At Bee Rock, Monterey , 12 miles away
Quality Inn Crossville, Crossville , 13 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Crossville, Crossville , 13 miles away
Red Roof Inn Crossville, Crossville , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Obey River - East Fork:
Cherokee Lodge, Crossville, 10 miles away
Roam and Roost RV Campground, Crossville, 11 miles away
Taylors Ford, Byrdstown, 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Obey River - East Fork:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 35 miles away
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 44 miles away
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 18 miles away
Standing Stone State Park, Tennessee , 26 miles away
Dale Hollow Lake State Park, Kentucky , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Obey River - East Fork:
Mountain Ridge Golf Club, Monterey , 12 miles away
Deer Creek Golf Club, Crossville , 14 miles away
River Run Golf Club, Crossville , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Obey River - East Fork
City of Monterey Lake, Putnam , 10 miles away
Geronimo Lake, Cumberland , 20 miles away

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