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Tennessee whitewater, Pine Creek

Dekalb county, to Center Hill Reservior section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV+(V)     1.5 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Tennessee are often tougher than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. The starting point is not too far from McMinnville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There's camping available near Pine Creek. The to Center Hill Reservior stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in
    this river system. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations
you might end up sleeping in your car. The to Center Hill Reservior stretch of Pine Creek is 1.5 miles long and is a class III-IV+(V) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you won't find a large number of other places. This is a short paddling stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Smithville here; Pine Creek is next to Edgar Evins State Park which is a lovely place. Rock Island State Park is both nice and striking, and it's in close proximity to Pine Creek. Throughout the days of summer, highs generally are in the 80's at Pine Creek. Summer night lows sink down to the 60's. Daytime highs all through the winter are in the 40's, and night lows in the 20's for Pine Creek. Pine Creek generally gets much precipitation. All through March this area sees the most rain, and the driest of the months is October.

Pine Creek, to Center Hill Reservior 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:
Pine Creek, Dekalb County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 1.5 miles long (to Center Hill Reservior)
Caney Fork, White / Warren County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 1 miles long (Rock Island State Park - Bridge above Blue Hole picnic area to picnic area)
Rocky River, Warren Van Buren County, 16 miles away
      Class -blank- - 7 miles long (to Caney Fork)
Blackburn Fork, Jackson County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 19.9 miles long (TN 6294 to Roaring River)
Spring Creek, Jackson County, 30 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 4 miles long (Waterloo Falls to Spring Creek Community)
 Marinas Near Pine Creek:
Sligo Marina, Smithville , 4 miles away
Four Seasons Marina, Smithville , 4 miles away
Pates Ford Marina, Smithville , 6 miles away
Horseshoe Bend Marina, Walling , 7 miles away
Hidden Harbor Marina-Holmes, Smithville , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near Pine Creek:
McMinnville Inn, McMinnville , 12 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn McMinnville, McMinnville , 12 miles away
Scottish Inns McMinnville, McMinnville , 12 miles away
Best Western Tree City Inn, McMinnville , 12 miles away
Rodeway Inn Gordonsville, Gordonsville , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pine Creek:
Ragland Bottom, Silver Point, 4 miles away
Horseshoe Bend Marina, Walling, 7 miles away
Floating Mill, Silver Point, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pine Creek:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 54 miles away
Rock Island State Park, Tennessee , 10 miles away
Edgar Evins State Park, Tennessee , 12 miles away
Burgess Falls State Park, Tennessee , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pine Creek:
River Watch Golf Club, Walling , 5 miles away
Smithville Golf Club, Smithville , 6 miles away
Reserve 1 Golf Course, Mc Minnville , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Pine Creek
Center Hill Lake, DeKalb , 12 miles away

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