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Georgia whitewater, Blood Mountain Creek

Lumpkin county, to Dicks Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V     1 miles
  The to Dicks Creek stretch of Blood Mountain Creek is 1 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-V section of whitewater. The scenic beauty of Georgia and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. This is a very short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. You can pitch a tent or park
    your RV at a nearby campground. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Georgia are harder than the national norm, so better not forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have
to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The Blue Ridge Mountains scenery is wonderful. If you're coming from Gainesville it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. This river system has a few good paddling  
sections and the to Dicks Creek section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Vogel State Park is a fine spot to pop by, and Ground Squirrel Gap is in the vicinity, and is a tremendous site. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains. Have a splendid hiking adventure along the DeSoto Falls Trail. Chattahoochee National Forest is a delightful location, and while you're here you can take a hike along the Black Mountain Trail. While you're here at Blood Mountain Creek you will meet lots of folks from nearby Suches. Don't forget to pop by Blood Mountain Cove while you're here at Blood Mountain Creek.

Blood Mountain Creek, to Dicks Creek 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 Blood Mountain Creek.
 Whitewater Near Blood Mountain Creek:
Blood Mountain Creek, Lumpkin County, 0 miles away
      Class III-V - 1 miles long (to Dicks Creek)
Dicks Creek, Lumpkin County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 0.75 miles long (WMA Gate to Waters Creek Campground)
Dicks Creek, Lumpkin County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Waters Creek Campground to Turners Corner)
Frogtown Creek, Lumpkin County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 2.9 miles long (US 19 to US 19 at Turners Corner)
Helton Creek, Union County, 3 miles away
      Class -blank- - 3 miles long (US 19 to Nottelly River)
Chestatee River, Lumpkin County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 32 miles long (Coppermine to Lake Lanier)
Chestatee River, Lumpkin County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 11.4 miles long (Turners Corner to Grindle Bridge)
Cooper Creek, Fannin County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.2 miles long (USFS Route 33 to Mulky Creek Camp)
Yahoola Creek, Lumpkin County, 9 miles away
      Class I-IV - 6 miles long (US 19 North of Dahlonega to US 19)
Yahoola Creek, Lumpkin County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6 miles long (US 19 to Chestatee River)
 Ski Areas Near Blood Mountain Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 44 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 48 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 63 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 77 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Blood Mountain Creek:
Blairsville Docks Unlimited, Blairsville , 10 miles away
Nottely Marina, Blairsville , 12 miles away
Yacht Club Mermaid, Hiawassee , 18 miles away
Boundary Waters Resort & Marina, Hiawassee , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Blood Mountain Creek:
Paradise Hills Resort And Spa, Blairsville , 7 miles away
Long Mountain Lodge, Dahlonega , 9 miles away
Quality Inn Dahlonega, Dahlonega , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn Blairsville, Blairsville , 10 miles away
BEST WESTERN Milton Inn, Blairsville , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Blood Mountain Creek:
Lake Winfield Scott Campground, Union County, 2 miles away
Woods Hole Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Blairsville, 2 miles away
Blood Mt Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Blairsville, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Blood Mountain Creek:
DeSoto Falls Trail, Lumpkin , 3 miles away
Black Mountain Trail, Union , 4 miles away
Coosa Backcountry Trail, Union , 5 miles away
Duncan Ridge Trail, Union , 7 miles away
Whitly Gap Trail, White , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Blood Mountain Creek:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 49 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 65 miles away
Vogel State Park, Georgia , 4 miles away
Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia , 6 miles away
Unicoi State Park, Georgia , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Blood Mountain Creek:
Butternut Creek Golf Course, Blairsville , 10 miles away
Old Union Golf Club, Blairsville , 10 miles away
Nicklaus Golf Club at Birch River, Dahlonega , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Blood Mountain Creek
Lake Qualatchee, White , 11 miles away
Bowen Lake, Union , 15 miles away
Nottely Lake, Union , 17 miles away

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