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Georgia whitewater, Big Panther Creek

Habersham Stephens county, Old Highway 441 to dirt road by Panther Creek by Yonah Lake Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV+(V)     5.3 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Toccoa, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so don't forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away
    from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is
an area with plenty of places for that. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The Old Highway 441 to dirt road by Panther Creek by Yonah Lake Road stretch of Big Panther Creek in Georgia is 5.3 miles long and is a class III-IV+(V) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great  
reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
The Chattooga Trail offers hiking at its best, and at Big Panther Creek you always meet someone from Lakemont. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Big Panther Creek; Bartram Trail is a delightful local trail. Tallulah Gorge State Park is both nice and gorgeous, and it's in close proximity to Big Panther Creek, and when you're here it's always fun to go to Black Rock Mountain State Park. Big Panther Creek sees pretty high levels of precipitation. Most of the rain falls through March, and the driest of the months is October.

Big Panther Creek, Old Highway 441 to dirt road by Panther Creek by Yonah Lake Road 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 Big Panther Creek.
 Whitewater Near Big Panther Creek:
Tallulah River, Rabun County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.5 miles long (Tallulah Gorge to Lake Tugaloo)
Big Panther Creek, Habersham Stephens County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 5.3 miles long (Old Highway 441 to dirt road by Panther Creek by Yonah Lake Road)
Tallulah River, Rabun County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Old Highway 441 to Tallulah Falls Lake)
Brasstown Creek, Oconee County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.8 miles long (Brasstown Road to Yonah Lake)
Tiger Creek, Rabun County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Lakemont to Tallulah River)
Stekoa Creek, Rabun County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.75 miles long (Timber Bluff Road off US Route 76 to Chattooga River)
Chattooga River, Rabun GA / Oconee SC County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV+(V) - 5.2 miles long (Route 76 Bridge to Tugaloo Lake Boat Ramp)
Chattooga River, Rabun GA / Oconee SC County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV+(V) - 5.2 miles long (Route 76 Bridge to Tugaloo Lake Boat Ramp)
Stekoa Creek, Rabun County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Highway 23 to Rickman Airfield Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater Limited, Oconee County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Big Panther Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 16 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 19 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 53 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 59 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 94 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Big Panther Creek:
Lakemont Marine, Lakemont , 6 miles away
Anchorage Boat Dock, Clayton , 11 miles away
LA Prade's Marina, Clarkesville , 11 miles away
Anchorage Marine, Clayton , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Big Panther Creek:
Country Hearth Inn Toccoa, Toccoa , 7 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Mt. Chalet, Clayton , 10 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Clayton , 10 miles away
Days Inn Clayton, Clayton , 11 miles away
Beechwood Inn Bed Breakfast And Wine Cellar, Clayton , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Panther Creek:
Tugaloo ParkL, Tallulah Falls, 2 miles away
Lake Yonah County ParK, Tallulah Falls, 3 miles away
Terrora Campground, Tallulah Falls, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Big Panther Creek:
Bartram Trail, Rabun , 11 miles away
Chattooga Trail, Rabun , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Panther Creek:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 59 miles away
Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia , 3 miles away
Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia , 13 miles away
Moccasin Creek State Park, Georgia , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Panther Creek:
The Orchard Golf And Country Club, Clarkesville , 5 miles away
Julia's At The Orchard, Clarkesville , 6 miles away
Apple Mountain Golf Club, Clarkesville , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Panther Creek
Yonah Lake, Stephens , 3 miles away
Stonecypher Lake, Stephens , 11 miles away
Lake Burton, Rabun , 13 miles away

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