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Georgia whitewater, Chattahoochee River

White Habersham Hall county, USFS Road 44 to Robertson section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     7 miles
  The nature scenery of White/Habersham/Hall County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. This section of Chattahoochee River in Georgia is 7 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-IV section. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. Getting your paddling
    muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip. The put-in location is a reasonable
drive from Cornelia, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Georgia is often more difficult than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the USFS Road 44 to Robertson section is just one of many. Whitewater paddling here in the Blue Ridge Mountains  
is a great experience. There are many good hotels to choose from, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
A trip to Chattahoochee National Forest when you're here at Chattahoochee River is never a bad idea; the smiling folks of Sautee Nacoochee like to hang out close by. All the outdoors entertaining stuff in the Blue Ridge Mountains will keep you coming back over and over. Going to Unicoi State Park in the neighborhood of Chattahoochee River is a good thing to do, and there's pleasant hiking along the Raven Cliff Falls Trail.

Chattahoochee River, USFS Road 44 to Robertson 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 Chattahoochee River.
 Whitewater Near Chattahoochee River:
Dodd Creek, White County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (Ravencliff Trail to GA 348)
Chattahoochee River, White/Habersham/Hall County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (USFS Road 44 to Robertson)
Chattahoochee River, White/Habersham/Hall County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 16 miles long (Robertson to GA Route 115)
Hiwassee River and High Shoals Creek, Towns County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V+) - 4 miles long (High Shoals Creek Trailhead to US 17)
Mud Creek, Habersham/Hall County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Road to Chatahoochee)
Chestatee River, Lumpkin County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 11.4 miles long (Turners Corner to Grindle Bridge)
Moccasin Creek, Rabun County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 5 miles long (Wildcat Road to Lake Burton)
Chestatee River, Lumpkin County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 32 miles long (Coppermine to Lake Lanier)
Frogtown Creek, Lumpkin County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 2.9 miles long (US 19 to US 19 at Turners Corner)
Helton Creek, Union County, 11 miles away
      Class -blank- - 3 miles long (US 19 to Nottelly River)
 Ski Areas Near Chattahoochee River:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 31 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 35 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 56 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 65 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Chattahoochee River:
Boundary Waters Resort & Marina, Hiawassee , 10 miles away
Yacht Club Mermaid, Hiawassee , 13 miles away
Chatuge Cove Marina, Hayesville , 15 miles away
Blairsville Docks Unlimited, Blairsville , 15 miles away
Nottely Marina, Blairsville , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Chattahoochee River:
Quality Inn Helen, Helen , 4 miles away
Super 8 Helen GA, Helen , 4 miles away
Hampton Inn Helen On The River, Helen , 4 miles away
Black Forest B&B And Luxury Ca, Helen , 4 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Helen, GA, Helen , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chattahoochee River:
Low Gap, Sautee Nacoochee, 1 miles away
Chattahoochee Wildlife Management Area - Poplar Stump Rd, Sautee Nacoochee, 1 miles away
Andrews Cove Campground, White County, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Chattahoochee River:
Raven Cliff Falls Trail, White , 3 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Union , 4 miles away
Chattahoochee Trail, Union , 5 miles away
Whitly Gap Trail, White , 5 miles away
Arkaquah Trail, Union , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chattahoochee River:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 57 miles away
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 59 miles away
Unicoi State Park, Georgia , 3 miles away
Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia , 8 miles away
Vogel State Park, Georgia , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chattahoochee River:
Innsbruck Golf Club, Helen , 4 miles away
Brasstown Valley Golf Club, Young Harris , 13 miles away
Mossy Creek Golf Course, Cleveland , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Chattahoochee River
Lake Qualatchee, White , 6 miles away
Chatuge Lake, Clay , 15 miles away
Lake Burton, Rabun , 16 miles away

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