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Barrow Walton Newton county, GA Route 81 to US 278 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     21 miles
  This section of Alcovy River in Barrow/ Walton/ Newton County is 21 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want
    to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. The natural beauty of Barrow/ Walton/ Newton
County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling places. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. The put-in location is a short drive from Gainesville, as you can see on the road map further down. There are  
a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of people from Oxford come to Alcovy River. Alcovy River is a wet spot that gets much precipitation. March is when you get the most rain here, and October on the other hand is the driest. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to Alcovy River, and all through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 50's while Alcovy River overnight low temperatures during the winter are in the 30's.

Alcovy River, GA Route 81 to US 278 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Alcovy River.
 Whitewater Near Alcovy River:
Alcovy River, Barrow/ Walton/ Newton County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 21 miles long (GA Route 81 to US 278)
Hard Labor Creek, Morgan County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Historic Brown Hill Church to Browning Shoals)
Alcovy River, Newton County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 2.4 miles long (Factory Shoals)
Yellow River, -blank- County, 17 miles away
      Class II(III) - 37 miles long (Highway 124 to Lake Jackson)
South River, Newton/Henry County, 18 miles away
      Class III - 0.5 miles long (GA 81 to Snapping Shoals Creek)
Yellow River, Gwinnett/Dekalb County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Annistown Bridge to Highway 124)
Apalachee River, Putnam/Baldwin County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 55.8 miles long (GA Route 81 to Oconee River)
Yellow River, Gwinnett County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Arnold Road to Annistown Bridge)
Apalachee River, Morgan/ Oconee County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 0 miles long (High Shoals - Highway 186 to Price Mill)
Apalachee River, Oconee County, 27 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.1 miles long (Pot Leaf Shoals Apalachee park and play spot)
 Ski Areas Near Alcovy River:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 78 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 81 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Alcovy River:
Jameson Inns Monroe, Monroe , 7 miles away
Country Hearth Inns And Suites Monroe, Monroe , 7 miles away
Bright Inn, Loganville , 7 miles away
Days Inn Covington, Covington , 7 miles away
Super 8 Covington, Covington , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Alcovy River:
Simmeron Park, Monroe, 12 miles away
Salem Campground, Newton County, 14 miles away
James Shackleford County Park, Dacula, 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Alcovy River:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 38 miles away
Ocmulgee National Monument, Macon - GA , 55 miles away
Fort Yargo Recreation Area, Georgia , 16 miles away
Hard Labor Creek State Park, Georgia , 16 miles away
Stone Mountain State Park, Georgia , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Alcovy River:
Woodlake Golf Club, Monroe , 3 miles away
Monroe Golf & Country Club, Monroe , 5 miles away
Monroe Golf And Country Club, Monroe , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Alcovy River
Hurst Lake, Rockdale , 19 miles away

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