Class I-II Clear Creek, TN

Jett to Lilly (Jett Bridge to Lilly Bridge)

The Obed River system is a high-quality, rainfall-runoff-dominated watershed characterized by extremes in stream flow, both in response to seasonal rainfall variation and individual storms. The Obed River and its designated tributaries, Daddys Creek and Clear Creek, are located atop the Cumberland Plateau physiographic province in Tennessee. Wild whitewater running through 500-foot deep gorges offers boaters the chance to drift below rock climbers challenging their skills on the sandstone bluffs.

Clear Creek 2.5 miles to Lilly Bridge, wonderful section with solid class II features including “The Grunch”, “Washing Machine” and the Lilly Rapid just above Lilly Bridge. Probably the most paddled section within Obed WSR.

Section Details

Trip Length Partial Day, 2.5 Miles
Notes Backcountry Camping along steam permited with permit.
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Permit No
Manager National Park Service
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
Partner Information
Description American Whitewater