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Tennessee whitewater, Spring Creek

Overton county, Highway 42 Close to Rickman to Roaring River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V     28.6 miles
  The wonderful Tennessee scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Tennessee you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're not from around here don't forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and
    near. The Highway 42 Close to Rickman to Roaring River section of Spring Creek in Tennessee is 28.6 miles long and has been rated as a class II-V section by American Whitewater. The Highway 42 Close to Rickman to Roaring
River section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. There's camping available near Spring Creek. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag. The put-in is not too far from Cookevi lle, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There arenít any hotels right  
nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
Spring Creek is a location with many visitors from Cookevi lle, and Standing Stone State Park is a good site. A lot of precipitation falls at Spring Creek. Of all the months in a year March is the one with the most rain, and the driest of the months is October. For the period of the summertime months highs here at Spring Creek reach the 80's, and the nighttime is quite chillier of course, commonly in the 60's.

Spring Creek, Highway 42 Close to Rickman to Roaring River 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 Spring Creek.
 Whitewater Near Spring Creek:
Spring Creek, Jackson County, 0 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 4 miles long (Waterloo Falls to Spring Creek Community)
Flat Creek, Overton County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 11.3 miles long (Highway 136 to Roaring River)
Spring Creek, Overton County, 6 miles away
      Class II-V - 28.6 miles long (Highway 42 Close to Rickman to Roaring River)
Roaring River, Overton/ Jackson County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Highway 135 to Stock Gap Road Bridge)
Blackburn Fork, Jackson County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 19.9 miles long (TN 6294 to Roaring River)
Obey River - West Fork, Overton/ Pickett County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 15.5 miles long (TN 85n Bridge to Dale Hollow Lake)
Obey River - East Fork, Overton/ Fentress County, 21 miles away
      Class III-V - 13.8 miles long (Cliff Springs to TN 85 Bridge)
Obey River - East Fork, Fentress County, 23 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 10 miles long (Hanging Limb to Highway 85)
Little Hurricane Creek, Overton/Fentress County, 26 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Muddy Pond Road to Hurricane Creek)
Clifty Creek, Smith County, 27 miles away
      Class V - 0.98 miles long (Eastland Road to Caney Fork)
 Marinas Near Spring Creek:
Mitchell Creek Marina, Allons , 13 miles away
Hendricks Creek Resort, Burkesville , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Spring Creek:
Travelodge Cookeville, Cookeville , 9 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Cookeville, Cookeville , 9 miles away
Best Western Thunderbird Motel, Cookeville , 9 miles away
Clarion Inn Cookeville, Cookeville , 9 miles away
Fall Creek Inn, Cookeville , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Spring Creek:
Spring Valley RV Park, Cookeville, 8 miles away
Standing Stone State Park, Hilham, 10 miles away
Roaring River Park - Cordell Hull Dam And Reservoir, -blank-, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Spring Creek:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 59 miles away
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 67 miles away
Standing Stone State Park, Tennessee , 13 miles away
Burgess Falls State Park, Tennessee , 17 miles away
Dale Hollow Lake State Park, Kentucky , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Spring Creek:
Cookeville Golf Club, Cookeville , 6 miles away
White Plains Golf Course, Cookeville , 7 miles away
Ironwood Golf Course, Cookeville , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Spring Creek
Dale Hollow Lake, Clay , 14 miles away
City of Monterey Lake, Putnam , 18 miles away

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