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Man of Rubber

Polk county, Tennessee whitewater outfitter

  Whitewater outfitter

The scenic beauty of Polk County and the water flowing gracefully down Man of Rubber are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. If you're coming from Cleveland it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location. 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. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some
    time outdoors are great reasons to come. 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 rivers
here are less forgiving. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. The beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains is a great plus for this river.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular site for folks from Reliance. Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park is a tremendous location to go if you're at Man
of Rubber, and there is a good hiking trail nearby called the Sylco Creek Trail. A river like this is too good to miss. A good beach in the neighborhood of Man of Rubber is Parksville Beach; Man of Rubber is close to Eaststep Gap which is without doubt worth checking out. The Indian Flat Trail is a glorious hiking trail near Man of Rubber. Summer at Man of Rubber comes with high temperatures in the 80's with night lows in the 60's. Highs through the winter are frequently in the 40's while Man of Rubber nighttime low temperatures through the winter are in the 20's. All the water falling down from the sky makes Man of Rubber a wet place.

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Man of Rubber.
 Whitewater Near Man of Rubber:
Ocoee River, Polk County, 4 miles away
      Class III+ - 5 miles long (#2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse)
Big Creek, Polk County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 5.9 miles long (FR221/Peavine Road to US64)
Goforth Creek, Polk County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (to Ocoee)
Little Loss Creek, Polk County, 4 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (into Big Loss Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Webb Brothers Float Service Store, Polk County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Hiwassee Outfitters, Polk County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Ocoee River, Polk County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Ocoee #3 to Ocoee #2 Dam)
Whitewater Outfitter - Ocoee Inn Rafting, Polk County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Gee Creek, Polk County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (hike up back to parking area)
Whitewater Outfitter - Ocoee Outdoors, Polk County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Man of Rubber:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 75 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 82 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 85 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Man of Rubber:
Lake Ocoee Inn & Marina, Benton , 7 miles away
 Beaches Near Man of Rubber:
Parksville Beach, Polk , 7 miles away
 Hotels Near Man of Rubber:
Red Roof Inn Etowah, Etowah , 13 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge , 19 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge , 20 miles away
Reid Ridge Lodge, Blue Ridge , 21 miles away
Days Inn Athens, Athens , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Man of Rubber:
Parksville Lake, Reliance, 3 miles away
Thunder Rock, Reliance, 4 miles away
Lost Creek, Reliance, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Man of Rubber:
Indian Flat Trail, Polk , 2 miles away
Sylco Creek Trail, Polk , 3 miles away
Caney Creek Trail, Polk , 3 miles away
Hogback Trail, Polk , 3 miles away
Rogers Branch Trail, Polk , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Man of Rubber:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 53 miles away
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 65 miles away
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, Tennessee , 7 miles away
Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia , 23 miles away
Red Clay State Park, Tennessee , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Man of Rubber:
Copper Basin Golf Club, Copperhill , 13 miles away
Ridgewood Golf Club, Athens , 15 miles away
Chatata Valley Golf & Country Club, Cleveland , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Man of Rubber
Parksville Lake, Polk , 8 miles away
Campbell Cove Lake, Polk , 10 miles away
Weehunt Lake, Fannin , 15 miles away

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