and Geographical Points of Interest
Shoals is located off of Hwy 285 (Cane Creek Road), 1.5 miles from Hwy
111, near the Van Buren and White county border. It lies within Van
Buren County. Nearest towns are Spencer (5 miles) and Sparta (10 miles).
on map for link to Topozone© map centered on this property
TopoZone Map 35.8106°N, 85.4405°W
Creek Falls (Fall
Creek Falls State Park Website)
Creek Falls is the jewel of the Tennessee State Park System. Fall
Creek Falls has worked hard the last few years at acquiring more
pristine wilderness to add to its boundaries, and successfully protected
much of the watershed upstream of the Knob. Activities at the park
include swimming, hiking, biking, golf, equestrian activities, boating,
live musical events, the Fall Festival, hunting & fishing and
is the view from Caney Fork River (Great Falls Lake) entering
into Cane Creek. This area is known as Double Bridges. One bridge
crossed Caney Fork above the mouth of Cane Creek and the other
crossed Cane Creek at the mouth of the creek. Both bridges were
raised in 1924-25 when the dam was built. The bridge over Caney
Fork was washed out in the 1929 flood and not replaced. The one
over Cane Creek (pictured) stood, yet there was nowhere for traffic
to go, so the road has returned to its natural state. Great fishing
in this area.
Cane Creek is "navigable water" as defined by the Army
Corp of Engineers. Our position near the confluence into the Caney
Fork provides a quiet harbor from which one can motor towards
many adventures. (BonK KnoB is just 2 minutes upstream from this
Creek is one of the few stocked trout waters in the state of Tennessee,
and at our location runs deep and tranquil. This piece of water
is isolated, with very little fishing pressure. Head upstream to
where the creek trifles and meanders if you are interested in wading
for browns and rainbows. You'll find the occasional fly fisherman
embraced by the beautiful woods and fields surrounding the creek.
Continue on to Hwy 30 and head up to Fall Creek Falls, to see where
your water started its journey.
Fork River / Great
Falls Lake / Rock
Island State Park Website)
Head downstream for Largemouth action! The Plum Lee Ford boat
ramp (pictured) is approx 1.5 mi. downstream at the intersection
of Hwy 111 and the Caney
Fork River (about a five minute drive). The KnoB is at the
northern navigable portion of Great
Falls Lake. Approximately 17 miles downstream is Rock Island
State Park, reachable by boat.
Several bass fishing tournaments are held in the area. One can
find a tournament every weekend of the season. In fact, there
are tournaments held about every day of the week during spring
and summer months.
You can expect to find stripers, catfish, crappie, muskie, smallmouth,
largemouth and trout in the waters available to you.
Release and generation schedule for Great Falls Dam.
Cumberland Caving Website)
Gulf is for the hard-core hiker, spelunker, kayaker, or naturalist.
This piece of pristine appalachian habitat is minutes away, and
together with Fall Creek Falls, influences greatly the watershed
providing the pure waters BonK KnoB ShoalS enjoys. I highly recommend
exploring and studying this wonderful wilderness when you get
here, and it will take a year of Sundays to do it.
out the Upper
Cumberland Caving Website's virtual tour, and then consult
to begin your journey.
in the area
Caverns (not pictured) displays some of the largest underground
rooms in eastern America. It also features waterfalls, gleaming
pools, spectacular formations, and even a ¾ ton chandelier.
is the view from just inside Camps Gulf Cave looking out. This cave
requires serious equipment to explore - best left for those who
are guided by park staff.
The recently discovered 20 story deep,5 acre Rumble Room at Rumbling