Little Piney Creek is reported to be a typical Class III Plateau run except for the two large waterfalls that require portaging. One of the falls has a hiking trail, and after the big falls Little Piney Creek is like Soak Creek with Class-III runout.
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You use the same gauge at the same Piney River take out. You will need a 4.5 on the bridge. A new gauge will be installed as soon the TDOT replaces the present bridge.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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On June 22, 2020, the Piney River, Little Piney River, and Duskin Creek, located near Spring City, became Tennessee’s newest Scenic Rivers when the Governor signed a related bill into law. These creeks flow from the Cumberland Plateau down into deep cliff-lined canyons that are traversed by hikers, paddlers, and anglers. The creeks join adjacent Soak Creek as recently designated Scenic Rivers. American Whitewater and other paddling groups actively supported protection of these streams. The move recognizes that Tennessee is home to unique rivers and creeks that are a source of pride and rejuvenation for Tennesseans and should be protected for future generations.
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