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Tennessee whitewater, Savage Creek

Grundy county, Savage Gulf section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

  The starting point is not too far from McMinnville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The natural beauty of Grundy County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. 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. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. Getting some
good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Tennessee tend to be more challenging than the national average, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. The Cumberland Plateau Mountains scenery is wonderful.

Briefly about the general area:
When you're
here at Savage Creek it's always fun to take a look at South Cumberland State Park, and you're sure to stumble upon some friendly people from Palmer here. This location, the Cumberland Plateau Mountains, has so much outdoors enjoyable things. Throughout the long summer days at Savage Creek highs are frequently in the 80's. Once the sun is down it plunges down to the 60's. All through the winter highs are generally in the 40's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at Savage Creek. All the water falling down from the sky makes Savage Creek a wet location. March is the month that gets the most rain while October is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Savage Creek, Savage Gulf 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 Savage Creek.
 Whitewater Near Savage Creek:
Savage Creek, Grundy County, 3 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5.7 miles long (Savage Gulf)
Woodcock Creek, Sequatchie County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 6 miles long (Woodcock Gulf to Daus)
Little Brush Creek, Sequatchie County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.5 miles long (To Route 111 right past Dunlap)
Big Brush Creek, Sequatchie County, 12 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 8.5 miles long (Bridge on FS road off Highway 8/111 to Highway 127)
Little Sequatchie, Marion County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Indian Creek to Sequatchie River)
Rocky River, Warren Van Buren County, 15 miles away
      Class -blank- - 7 miles long (to Caney Fork)
Little Fiery Gizzard Creek, Grundy County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.85 miles long (Into Big Fiery Gizzard Creek)
Big Fiery Gizzard Creek, Grundy/ Marion County, 16 miles away
      Class III-V - 12 miles long (Tracy City section)
Suck Creek, Marion/ Hamilton County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (Suck Confluence to Knuckle Head)
North Chickamauga Creek, Hamilton County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Double Bridge to put-in for gorge run)
 Hotels Near Savage Creek:
Economy Inn And Suites, Henderson , 14 miles away
Brookside Resort By Fairbridge, Gatlinburg , 16 miles away
McMinnville Inn, McMinnville , 18 miles away
Scottish Inns McMinnville, McMinnville , 19 miles away
Best Western Tree City Inn, McMinnville , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Savage Creek:
Mountain Glen RV Park, Pikeville, 15 miles away
Spencer Cove RV Park, Spencer, 17 miles away
Prentice Cooper State Forest - Hunters Check Station, Whiteside, 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Savage Creek:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 30 miles away
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 57 miles away
South Cumberland State Park, Tennessee , 2 miles away
Rock Island State Park, Tennessee , 22 miles away
Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Savage Creek:
Reserve 1 Golf Course, Mc Minnville , 14 miles away
Hidden Falls Golf & Athletic, Dunlap , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Savage Creek
Fall Creek Falls Lake, Van Buren , 20 miles away

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