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Cumberland county, Catoosa Road to Daddy's Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V     2 miles
  The Catoosa Road to Daddy's Creek stretch of Yellow Creek in Cumberland County is 2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-V section. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Tennessee is often more difficult than elsewhere, so don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The nature scenery of Cumberland County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here
    and paddle. This stretch is short so better bring some good walking shoes. Whitewater paddling here in the Cumberland Plateau Mountains is a great experience. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river
if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The starting location is a short drive from Crossville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Catoosa Road to Daddy's Creek section is one of them. A good workout and  
just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of spots for that.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Yellow Creek you will meet lots of folks from nearby Crab Orchard; a spree to Dripping Spring will fill your spirit with splendid feelings. Yeah, come up here to the Cumberland Plateau Mountains for a splendid time. All our national parks are perfect locations to go to, and Obed Wild & Scenic River is no exception. Jim Hollow is close to Yellow Creek and is a wonderful place.

Yellow Creek, Catoosa Road to Daddy's Creek 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 Yellow Creek.
 Whitewater Near Yellow Creek:
Yellow Creek, Cumberland County, 1 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Catoosa Road to Daddy's Creek)
Daddy's Creek, Cumberland County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.8 miles long (Antioch Bridge to Devils Breakfast Table Bridge)
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10 miles long (Obed Junction to Nemo)
Obed River, Cumberland/ Morgan County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 12 miles long (Potter's Ford to Obed Junction)
Island Creek, Morgan County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Catoosa Road to Catoosa Bridge)
Clear Creek, Morgan County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.5 miles long (Barnett Bridge to Jett Bridge)
Clear Creek, Morgan County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.5 miles long (Jett to Lilly)
Crab Orchard Creek, Morgan County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13.5 miles long (Flat Rock Ford to Oakdale)
Clear Creek, Morgan County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Lilly to Nemo)
Fall Creek, Rhea Cumberland Roane County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6 miles long (Ozone Falls to White's Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Yellow Creek:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 87 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Yellow Creek:
Harbour Point Marina, Rockwood , 14 miles away
Marina & Dock Supply, Spring City , 16 miles away
Eden Marina, Spring City , 17 miles away
CEP Eden Marina, Spring City , 17 miles away
Bayside Marina & Resort, Ten Mile , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Yellow Creek:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CROSSVILLE, Crossville , 13 miles away
Comfort Suites Crossville, Crossville , 13 miles away
Hampton Inn Crossville, Crossville , 13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRIMAN, Harriman , 15 miles away
Comfort Inn Harriman, Harriman , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Yellow Creek:
Obed River Camp, Lancing, 5 miles away
Clear Creek Campsite, Clarkrange, 9 miles away
Deer Run RV Resort, Crossville, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Yellow Creek:
Fooshee Pass Trail, Meigs , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Yellow Creek:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 12 miles away
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 34 miles away
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 15 miles away
Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee , 26 miles away
Pickett State Park, Tennessee , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Yellow Creek:
Fairfield Glade Community Club, Crossville , 6 miles away
Four Seasons Golf, Crossville , 8 miles away
Renegade Mountain Golf Club, Crab Orchard , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Yellow Creek
Geronimo Lake, Cumberland , 18 miles away

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