Tennessee River Gorge
Twelve miles downstream of Chattanooga, the Tennessee River enters the Tennessee River Gorge, 18 miles of jaw dropping beauty carved through the Cumberland Plateau.
A part of the Tennessee River Blueway system, the gorge contains multiple access points for paddlecraft, as well as opportunities for overnight paddle trips.
Outdoor Chattanooga’s recommended day trip is to launch at Suck Creek and paddle to Pot Point, 6 miles downstream. More ambitious paddlers can take out 3 miles further at TVA Raccoon Mountain.
Family, leisure, kayaking, canoeing, standup paddleboarding
Mountain biking, fishing, day hiking, backpacking, camping, climbing, wildlife viewing
Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga to Suck Creek Launch
6.3 miles | 13 minutes
GPS Coordinates of Suck Creek Launch
Pot Point cabin water view
Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga to Pot Point
12.3 miles | 26 minutes
GPS Coordinates of Pot Point River Access
Dates | Hours
200 River St. in Coolidge Park
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region III
464 Industrial Blvd.
Crossville, TN 38555
TWRA Region 3