I have canoed the Big South Fork of the Cumberland many times. There are several put-ins: Burnt Mill Bridge which gives you a 3 mile warm-up on the Clear Fork River down to the confluence with the New River of you can launch at the confluence. It is about 7 miles from the confluence to the take-out at Leatherwood Bridge. There are a lot of class 3's and several class 4's and the scenery is spectacular, I recommend scouting Double Drop (river right) and The Ell (river left). It is a long shuttle but well the effort. Oneida, TN is the closest town. I hope you and your group have a great trip!Part of a group planning trip as part of our final for school. Does anyone have any experience rafting on The Cumberland?
Our trip is roughly 6 days in length and takes place in mid-April. Located near Ottawa Canada so the Cumberland is a reasonable distance away but we are open to other suggestions! Recommendations for WW canoeing are also welcomed!