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Tennessee whitewater, Rocky River

Warren Van Buren county, to Caney Fork section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

  The wonderful Warren Van Buren County scenery and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The wild scenery of the Cumberland Plateau Mountains is great. 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. Some people prefer whitewater
    rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. There are a few other stretches
in this river system that can be paddled as well. The starting location is a reasonable drive from McMinnville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. On this section you do get some distance, good for a one day paddling trip. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a lot of the rivers here are not  
suitable for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
Rock Island State Park is a fine place to visit on a gorgeous day, and you'll meet a lot of people from Rock Island here. If you have a thing about the outdoors you'll have a thing about it here in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains. Burgess Falls State Park is both great and gorgeous, and it's in close proximity to Rocky River. Summertime at Rocky River arrives with high temperatures in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures sink down into the 60's. During the winter highs are in the 40's while the cold winter nights at Rocky River are in the 20's.

Rocky River, to Caney Fork 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 Rocky River.
 Whitewater Near Rocky River:
Rocky River, Warren Van Buren County, 2 miles away
      Class -blank- - 7 miles long (to Caney Fork)
Caney Fork, White / Warren County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 1 miles long (Rock Island State Park - Bridge above Blue Hole picnic area to picnic area)
Pine Creek, Dekalb County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 1.5 miles long (to Center Hill Reservior)
Big Brush Creek, Sequatchie County, 17 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 8.5 miles long (Bridge on FS road off Highway 8/111 to Highway 127)
Cain Creek, Van Buren County, 18 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 8 miles long (Fall Creek Falls State Park to Highway 30)
Savage Creek, Grundy County, 18 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5.7 miles long (Savage Gulf)
Little Brush Creek, Sequatchie County, 21 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.5 miles long (To Route 111 right past Dunlap)
Caney Fork, White/Van Buren/Warren County, 23 miles away
      Class I-III - 27.1 miles long (Bee Creek to Collins River)
Woodcock Creek, Sequatchie County, 23 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 6 miles long (Woodcock Gulf to Daus)
Bee Creek, White/ Cumberland/ Van Buren County, 24 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Bee Creek to Caney Fork)
 Marinas Near Rocky River:
Horseshoe Bend Marina, Walling , 7 miles away
Pates Ford Marina, Smithville , 9 miles away
Four Seasons Marina, Smithville , 13 miles away
Sligo Marina, Smithville , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Rocky River:
Brookside Resort By Fairbridge, Gatlinburg , 7 miles away
McMinnville Inn, McMinnville , 10 miles away
Scottish Inns McMinnville, McMinnville , 12 miles away
Best Western Tree City Inn, McMinnville , 12 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn McMinnville, McMinnville , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rocky River:
Rock Island State Park, Rock Island, 5 miles away
Horseshoe Bend Marina, Walling, 7 miles away
Spencer Cove RV Park, Spencer, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rocky River:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 46 miles away
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 70 miles away
Rock Island State Park, Tennessee , 5 miles away
Burgess Falls State Park, Tennessee , 15 miles away
South Cumberland State Park, Tennessee , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rocky River:
Reserve 1 Golf Course, Mc Minnville , 9 miles away
River Watch Golf Club, Walling , 13 miles away
Grandview Golf Club, Spencer , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Rocky River
Fall Creek Falls Lake, Van Buren , 17 miles away

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