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.

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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.

TWRA Nickajack Reservoir Access Points Map
Google Map of Tennessee River Blueway 

Activity Type
Family, leisure, kayaking, canoeing, standup paddleboarding

Related Activities 
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
35.110220, -85.363869

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Pot Point Cabin water view

Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga to Pot Point
12.3 miles | 26 minutes

GPS Coordinates of Pot Point River Access
35.090022, -85.400754

Dates | Hours
No restrictions

Contact Information
Outdoor Chattanooga
200 River St. in Coolidge Park
Chattanooga, TN
(423) 643-6888
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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region III
464 Industrial Blvd.
Crossville, TN 38555
TWRA Region 3


Tennessee River Gorge