About the Smokies



The Smokies Region is centralized in the greater Knoxville Valley and moves into the mountains and Plateau in every direction. One of the greatest things about being in the Smokies region is that we are 2 hours or less to some of the best whitewater in the southeast for any skill level. To the north and west we have the Plateau and to the south and east we have the Smokey Mountains.

Beginner runs exist all over the region; sections of Clear Creek, lower Little River and the Lower Pigeon will keep you coming back for more. Our region is littered with intermediate Class III runs; from from river running the Upper Pigeon and the Ocoee to creeking on the Little and Greenbriar, we cover it all. Expert level paddlers can still maintain their need for water with play on the Upper Ocoee and Cheoah and an endless number of Class IV-V+ creeks in the smokies like Big Creek or the West Prong.

The Smokies Region is the place to be! Come, visit our region and you may never go back home again!

Recent News and Info

First 2014 Hometown Throwdown!

June 17th, 2014 Contributed by: tcxjwagoneer

The World Kayak Hometown Throwdown is a FUN & FREE freestyle event aimed at friendly competition on the Pigeon River, TN. Judging is fun, rules are easy and prizes are only given out for participation… we draw names from a hat! All boaters / paddlers are welcome to participate! We have everything from big ticket ... Read More →

Winter in the Smokies

January 24th, 2014 Contributed by: tcxjwagoneer

Winter kayaking in the smokies can be a wonderful experience, and this winter has been no different. From well below freezing temperatures to winter monsoons bringing the waters up to gnarly levels, it has been a great paddling year so far.
This cold weather paddling can only really be enjoyed when you are prepared for it, ... Read More →

Tellico Huckfest 2014

November 14th, 2013 Contributed by: tcxjwagoneer

Back for it’s 5th Year is the Tellico Huckfest.
Jan. 1st 2014 at Noon!
Where will you be New Years Day at Noon??? You should be out at the Tellico at the Huckfest! Meeting at the Parking area above Baby Falls! 1st time Baby Falls runners are Welcome!
Bring Firewood, food and Beverages!
(Alcoholic Beverages are not allowed in the National Forest)
This ... Read More →



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