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Tennessee whitewater, Pine Creek

Scott county, Close to Toonley to Leatherwood Ford section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     1.62 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Tennessee tend to be more challenging than the national average, so better not forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Harriman, as you can see on the road map further down. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. Whitewater paddling here in the Cumberland
    Plateau Mountains is a great experience. The Close to Toonley to Leatherwood Ford stretch of Pine Creek in Scott County is 1.62 miles long and has been rated as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. You might have
to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The natural beauty of Scott County and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. This river system has a few good paddling sections  
and the Close to Toonley to Leatherwood Ford section is one of them. This is a bit of a short stretch so better bring some good walking shoes.

Briefly about the general area:
The beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Rions Eddy, and going for a hike along the Racoon Loop will let you absorb the natural beauty of this region. Whohoo, so much entertaining stuff in one place! The Cumberland Plateau Mountains is great! A trip to Pine Creek wouldn't be complete without taking a look at O and W Rapids. Jakes Hole is pretty in close proximity to Pine Creek; no need to travel far to stop at interesting stuff like The Narrows.

Pine Creek, Close to Toonley to Leatherwood 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 Pine Creek.
 Whitewater Near Pine Creek:
Cumberland River - Big South Fork, McCreary/Whitley County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 12 miles long (Station Camp to Lake Cumberland)
Cumberland River - Big South Fork, Scott / Pulaski County, 2 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 19 miles long (Leatherwood Ford to Blue Heron Kentucky)
Pine Creek, Scott County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.62 miles long (Close to Toonley to Leatherwood Ford)
Cumberland River - Big South Fork, Scott County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10.2 miles long (Burnt Mill Bridge over Clear Fork to Bridge at Leatherwood Ford)
North White Oak Creek, Fentress Scott County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 7.8 miles long (Zenith Mines to Leatherwood Ford)
New River, Scott County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.9 miles long (US 27 Bridge to Clear Fork River)
White Oak Creek, Morgan/ Scott/ Fentress County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Highway 52 to Clear Fork River)
Clear Fork, Scott County, 9 miles away
      Class II+ - 10 miles long (Brewster Bridge to Burnt Mill Bridge)
White Oak Creek, Morgan/ Scott County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 21.3 miles long (Burville Road to Burnt Mill Bridge)
Rock Creek, McCreary County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 6 miles long (White Oak Junction to Big South Fork of Cumberland River)
 Ski Areas Near Pine Creek:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 86 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Pine Creek:
Red Roof Inn Whitley City, Whitley City , 19 miles away
Monticello Motel, Monticello , 25 miles away
Best Western Lake Cumberland Inn, Monticello , 26 miles away
Comfort Inn Pioneer, Pioneer , 28 miles away
Eagles View BB, Burnside , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pine Creek:
Bandy Creek Campground, Scott County, 4 miles away
Big South Fork National RiverRA - Station Camp, Elgin, 4 miles away
Charit Creek Campground, Scott County, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Pine Creek:
Racoon Loop, McCreary , 10 miles away
Deer Loop, McCreary , 11 miles away
Hidden Passage Trail, Pickett , 12 miles away
Ladder Trail, Pickett , 12 miles away
Island Trail, Pickett , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pine Creek:
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 9 miles away
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 24 miles away
Pickett State Park, Tennessee , 12 miles away
Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee , 21 miles away
Cumberland Falls State Park, Kentucky , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pine Creek:
Town Of Oneida Municipal Golf, Oneida , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Pine Creek
Laurel Creek Reservoir, McCreary , 18 miles away

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