Pine Creek, Tennessee, US
to Center Hill Reservior (Cow Pie Creek)
||III-IV+(V) (for normal flows)
Cow Pie Falls, big water- Pine Creek TN
Cow Pie Falls, big water- Pine Creek TNPhoto of Pat Keller by Clay Wright taken 3/2002 @ very high
Pine Creek - drains into the Center Hill Resevoir just south of Smithville.
: From Smithville, 3-4 mi on hwy 56 South then L on Keltonburg RD (288) to L on Big
From RI: follow 287 north pass the park and R on 288, follow several (7?) miles to R on Big Rock
RdTo R on Pine Falls Rd, bear left at fork to dead end. Cross fence on foot and find falls down
. Back out to Big Rock Rd, R and cross creek, check level, R on Four Season's rd.
2-3 mi look for small rd veering off to rt in front of trailer. Bear rt. down hill at gate.
Kinda rugged, but not bad to top of big steep down-hill. I park here and walk up the steep
This road will be the first real road you see on left when paddling out.
Pine Creek Falls - 30' with roll-off.
Need LOTS of water for soft landing but sweet even when flooding
(unlike the rest of the creek).
3 slidey class III-IV (V) cascades follow and the walls narrow down into tight-walled canyon.
At low flow, walk back up and out for a 'no shuttle' day!
(Make sure scout the walk- up before you drop into the last rapid, L-R ferry required and vert
walls below here)
Below this nozzle and mini-ampitheater, the rapids mellow to class 2 but vertical canyon walls stay
constricted for 1/2 mi. Scenic place.
1/2 mi lake paddle to dirt road on L with a steep 200 yd hill.
Perfect "rained all day while we surfed Rock Island" kinda run.
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Last Updated: 2003-11-15 00:52:14