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Georgia whitewater, Chattahoochee River

White Habersham Hall county, Robertson to GA Route 115 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     16 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Cornelia, as you can see on the road map further down. The wonderful Georgia scenery and the playfulness of the water beats anything. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Georgia you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so better not forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. When you're paddling down a Blue Ridge Mountains river like this one you always get great
    scenery along the way too. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more.
No shortage of good hotels, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The Robertson to GA Route 115 stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. There's camping available near Chattahoochee River. This section of Chattahoochee River in White/Habersham/Hall County is 16 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. If you have the time you can make this a two day  
trip, so pack your sleeping bag.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Chattahoochee River you'll almost certainly meet some folks from Helen; Chattahoochee River is right by the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Yeah, come up here to the Blue Ridge Mountains for a good time. You absolutely must visit Unicoi State Park if you're here at Chattahoochee River. The Raven Cliff Falls Trail offers hiking at its best, and Moccasin Creek State Park is both nice and striking. Chattahoochee River sees pretty high levels of rainfall. The wettest month of the year is usually March, that's the one that rains the most, and October is the month with the least moisture.

Chattahoochee River, Robertson to GA Route 115 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Chattahoochee River.
 Whitewater Near Chattahoochee River:
Chattahoochee River, White/Habersham/Hall County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 16 miles long (Robertson to GA Route 115)
Chattahoochee River, White/Habersham/Hall County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (GA Route 115 to Duncan Bridge Road)
Mossy Creek, Habersham/Hall County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.5 miles long (New Bridge Road to Chattahoochee River)
Chattahoochee River, Habersham/White/Hall County, 7 miles away
      Class II(III) - 11 miles long (Duncan Bridge to Belton Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildewood Outfitters Sales, White County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Little John Creek, Hall County, 9 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2.3 miles long (Skitts Mountain Road to Chattahoochee)
Dodd Creek, White County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (Ravencliff Trail to GA 348)
Hiwassee River and High Shoals Creek, Towns County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V+) - 4 miles long (High Shoals Creek Trailhead to US 17)
Chattahoochee River, White/Habersham/Hall County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (USFS Road 44 to Robertson)
Tesnatee Creek, White/Lumpkin County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 3 miles long (County Road 5976 to Old Copper Mine Road)
 Ski Areas Near Chattahoochee River:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 30 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 33 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 61 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 67 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Chattahoochee River:
LA Prade's Marina, Clarkesville , 12 miles away
Boundary Waters Resort & Marina, Hiawassee , 18 miles away
Lakemont Marine, Lakemont , 19 miles away
Anchorage Marine, Clayton , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Chattahoochee River:
Econo Lodge Helen, Helen , 3 miles away
Jameson Inn And Suites Helen, Helen , 3 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Riverpark Inn & Conference Center Alpine Helen, Helen , 4 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Helen, Helen , 4 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Helen, GA, Helen , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chattahoochee River:
Yonah Mountain Campground, Cleveland, 3 miles away
Union Grove Campground, Cleveland, 4 miles away
Turner Campsites, Cleveland, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Chattahoochee River:
Raven Cliff Falls Trail, White , 9 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Union , 11 miles away
Whitly Gap Trail, White , 11 miles away
Chattahoochee Trail, Union , 12 miles away
DeSoto Falls Trail, Lumpkin , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chattahoochee River:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 58 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 62 miles away
Unicoi State Park, Georgia , 5 miles away
Moccasin Creek State Park, Georgia , 14 miles away
Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chattahoochee River:
Innsbruck Golf Club, Helen , 4 miles away
Mossy Creek Golf Course, Cleveland , 8 miles away
Silverleaf Apple Golf Club, Clarkesville , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Chattahoochee River
Lake Qualatchee, White , 8 miles away
Lake Burton, Rabun , 13 miles away
Nancy Town Lake, Habersham , 16 miles away

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