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Tennessee whitewater, Roaring River

Overton Jackson county, Highway 135 to Stock Gap Road Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     7 miles
There is no public input at new hope road. It is fenced and posted for tresspassing. Stock gap road no longer exists. It is now private property. Says Paul Puryear

The 3-mile run between the Boils and the fish barrier dam on this river is runable throughout the summer months due to input of water from the Boils. Tubing is great during July, although a little cool. Says Larry Lee

In the lower part of the river, New Hope rd. put-in
    to the fish barrier dam is a delightful short trip of class I river. A interesting point is the Boils about halfway through this trip. The boils is a huge spring. Says Larry Lee

The put-in location is a reasonable
drive from Cookevi lle, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The beautiful scenery of Tennessee and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Tennessee are often more challenging than in  
other states, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. This section of Roaring River is 7 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. The campgrounds here at Roaring River are pretty good. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Highway 135 to Stock Gap Road Bridge section is one of them. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Roaring River, Highway 135 to Stock Gap Road 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 Roaring River.
 Whitewater Near Roaring River:
Spring Creek, Jackson County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 4 miles long (Waterloo Falls to Spring Creek Community)
Flat Creek, Overton County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 11.3 miles long (Highway 136 to Roaring River)
Blackburn Fork, Jackson County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 19.9 miles long (TN 6294 to Roaring River)
Roaring River, Overton/ Jackson County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Highway 135 to Stock Gap Road Bridge)
Spring Creek, Overton County, 11 miles away
      Class II-V - 28.6 miles long (Highway 42 Close to Rickman to Roaring River)
Obey River - West Fork, Overton/ Pickett County, 23 miles away
      Class II - 15.5 miles long (TN 85n Bridge to Dale Hollow Lake)
Obey River - East Fork, Overton/ Fentress County, 26 miles away
      Class III-V - 13.8 miles long (Cliff Springs to TN 85 Bridge)
Obey River - East Fork, Fentress County, 27 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 10 miles long (Hanging Limb to Highway 85)
 Marinas Near Roaring River:
Mitchell Creek Marina, Allons , 12 miles away
Hendricks Creek Resort, Burkesville , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Roaring River:
Americas Best Value Inn Cookeville, Cookeville , 12 miles away
Best Western Thunderbird Motel, Cookeville , 12 miles away
Comfort Suites Cookeville, Cookeville , 12 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Cookeville , 12 miles away
Clarion Inn Cookeville, Cookeville , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Roaring River:
Roaring River Park - Cordell Hull Dam And Reservoir, -blank-, 8 miles away
Standing Stone State Park, Hilham, 9 miles away
Butlers Landing Campground, Celina, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Roaring River:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 64 miles away
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 70 miles away
Standing Stone State Park, Tennessee , 11 miles away
Burgess Falls State Park, Tennessee , 19 miles away
Dale Hollow Lake State Park, Kentucky , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Roaring River:
Ironwood Golf Course, Cookeville , 8 miles away
Cookeville Golf Club, Cookeville , 10 miles away
Cumberland Bend Golf Course, Gainesboro , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Roaring River
Dale Hollow Lake, Clay , 11 miles away

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