The Little River

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Rippling Waters Retreat is situation right on the Little River.  The Little River is a 60-mile (97 km) river in Tennessee which drains a 380-square-mile (980 km2) area containing some of the most spectacular scenery in the southeastern United States. The first 18 miles (29 km) of the river are all located within the borders of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The remaining 42 miles (68 km) flow out of the mountains through Blount County, passing right by Rippling Waters Retreat, to join the Tennessee River at Fort Loudon Lake in Knox County.  The river is great for swimming, tubing, kayaking, fishing and more.

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