Roaring River by Chuck Sutherland

Roaring River

The Roaring River is a tributary of the Cumberland River that flows for 37 miles through Overton and Jackson counties in Tennessee. The stream originates in the Highland Rim, just south of Livingston, before flowing through Jackson County and draining into the Cordell Hull Lake impoundment. The stream is characterized by its “roaring tendencies” caused its steep descent in Jackson County, which makes for roaring waters. The lower portion of the Roaring River is designated as a State Scenic River and is a popular destination for sightseeing, fishing, and other outdoor recreation.