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Soak Creek

Waldens Ridge




Water Quality (1 bad 3 good)

Scenery (1 bad 3 good)         





Watershed Map (to find location and size of creek) Click Here

Special thanks to Steve Zerfos for making the map.


Topo Map: Click Here

A special thanks to Randy Hale of NorthRiverGeographic for the map




The paddle out for...

Stinging Fork, Dunlap Creek and Little Piney Creek


Class III.4


Soak Creek is the paddle out for Stinging Fork, Dunlap and Little Piney, to be honest there isn't much to write here about, it's a boogie paddle out , when you just ran the hard stuff...


It is also a fun , hike up as far as you can stand it run. You can park at the Piney park , and walk up.This is one of the last to drop out after a rain event.


Go past this gate, and then hike beside the creek.The state has blocked this off to keep the rednecks from tearing it up in there. KUDOS TO THE PARK RANGERS!





                                                   Picture of Soak Creek in the Summer Time...



This picture was taken from hiking up past the gate.






Paddler Phil Foti on Soak Creek................................................












***Warning label***

Whitewater paddling is VERY Dangerous, and you should get instruction before ever attempting even to paddle flatwater. One of contributors to this web site has personally helped bury 3 kayaking friends, this isn't a joke. Whitewater paddling can ruin your life through accidents and can effect your family and friends throughout a lifetime.

The information on this page is incomplete, inaccurate, and very unreliable.   Use with caution.  Whitewater paddling is a dangerous sport and the information here is not a substitute for actual knowledge and skill.  The authors are not liable for your actions. Go ahead and kill yourself if you want to, but don't blame others for you actions and decisions that you will make on and off the river.

***Warning label***



Our hemlocks are dying on the ridge due to the woolly adelgid infestation. You can find out more at the Save Our Hemlocks website: http://www.saveourhemlocks.org/


To learn even more click here


The Picture below is depressing to say the least...






Picture courtesy of KnoxNews.com


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