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Tennessee whitewater, Stinging Fork

Rhea county, Stinging Fork Falls to Piney River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV(V)     7 miles
  The Stinging Fork Falls to Piney River section of Stinging Fork is 7 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV(V) section. The scenic beauty of Tennessee and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here
    you'll find a large number of good spots. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. The starting location is a short drive from Crossville, if you're not familiar with the
area there's a road map further down the page. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The wild scenery of the Cumberland Plateau Mountains is great. No shortage of good hotels, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle,  
it's good length for a morning trip. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Whiteoak Bottoms is an out of the ordinary thing to catch a sight of if you're here at Stinging Fork; folks from Spring City love to come here. If you want a magnificent time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Cumberland Plateau Mountains. Dead Negro Hollow is a good place to explore in close proximity to Stinging Fork, and wonderful hiking is available along the Laurel-Snow Trail. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. Cumberland Mountain State Park is a pleasant place to go if you're at Stinging Fork, and you can go for a hike on the Fooshee Pass Trail.

Stinging Fork, Stinging Fork Falls to Piney 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 Stinging Fork.
 Whitewater Near Stinging Fork:
Stinging Fork, Rhea County, 2 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 7 miles long (Stinging Fork Falls to Piney River)
Little Piney Creek, Rhea County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 1.75 miles long (Grandview TenNorth to Piney River)
White's Creek, Rhea County, 4 miles away
      Class III+ - 6.5 miles long (Rt 68 to Possum Trot/Alloway Bridge)
Soak Creek, -blank- County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - -blank- miles long (Dirt road off Jewitt Road to Piney River)
Dunlap Creek, Cumberland/Bledsoe/Rhea County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Jolley Road to Piney River)
Moccasin Creek, Rhea County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 1 miles long (Shut-In Gap Road to Piney River)
Duskin Creek, Bledsoe Rhea County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Gap Road to Piney River at Spring City)
White's Creek, Rhea County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 6 miles long (Possum Trot/Alloway Road to Route 27)
Piney River, Bledsoe Rhea County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 10.4 miles long (Wash-Pelfrey Road to Spring City)
Basin Creek, Rhea County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Jeep Trail to Fall Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Stinging Fork:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 93 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Stinging Fork:
Spring City Resort & Marina, Spring City , 4 miles away
Rhea Harbor, Spring City , 4 miles away
Eden Marina, Spring City , 12 miles away
CEP Eden Marina, Spring City , 12 miles away
Marina & Dock Supply, Spring City , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Stinging Fork:
Howard Johnson Hotel Spring City, Spring City , 3 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Dayton, Dayton , 13 miles away
Best Western Dayton, Dayton , 13 miles away
Comfort Suites Crossville, Crossville , 15 miles away
Hampton Inn Crossville, Crossville , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stinging Fork:
Rockhouse Branch Camp, Spring City, 1 miles away
Newby Branch Trailhead, Evensville, 4 miles away
Black Mt Camp, Crab Orchard, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Stinging Fork:
Fooshee Pass Trail, Meigs , 10 miles away
Laurel-Snow Trail, Rhea , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Stinging Fork:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 27 miles away
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 52 miles away
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 14 miles away
Park Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee , 21 miles away
Harrison Bay State Park, Tennessee , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stinging Fork:
Renegade Mountain Golf Club, Crab Orchard , 10 miles away
Bear Trace Golf Course, Crossville , 12 miles away
Lakehaven Golf & Country Club, Decatur , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Stinging Fork
Watts Bar Lake, Meigs , 10 miles away
Geronimo Lake, Cumberland , 13 miles away
Cumberland Mountain Retreat Lake, Cumberland , 18 miles away

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