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Georgia whitewater, Chattahoochee River

Cobb Fulton county, Powers Ferry to West Pallisades/Paces Mill section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II+(III)     3.5 miles
 
Class I-II at the most after a good rain. I've been going here over a year and barely enough to tube. 7-6-2008

If you're coming from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less
    manageable. The Powers Ferry to West Pallisades/Paces Mill stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. The Powers Ferry to West Pallisades/Paces Mill stretch of Chattahoochee River is 3.5 miles long
and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II+(III) section. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. There are nice comfortable hotels here, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This is a bit of a short stretch so better bring  
some good walking shoes. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The nature scenery of Georgia and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
Thornton Shoals is a wonderful site to take a look at close by, and at Chattahoochee River you always meet someone from Smyrna. Visiting Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is just something you need to do if you haven't yet. Places like Sweetwater Creek State Park are nice to go to. A good deal of rain falls at Chattahoochee River. Of all the months in a year March is the one with the most rain, and October on the other hand is the driest.

Chattahoochee River, Powers Ferry to West Pallisades/Paces Mill 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:
Chattahoochee River, Cobb/Fulton County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 3.5 miles long (Powers Ferry to West Pallisades/Paces Mill)
Rottenwood Creek, Cobb County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.25 miles long (Windy Hill Road to Chattahoochee River)
Chattahoochee River, Cobb/Fulton County, 3 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0.2 miles long (Upstream of Atlanta Road)
Sope Creek, Cobb County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2.5 miles long (Lower Roswell Road to Chattahoochee River)
Marsh Creek, Fulton County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Mill Spring Academy to Riverside Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - White Water Learning Center, Fulton County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Nickajack Creek, Cobb County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (East-West Connector to Bankhead Highway)
Big Creek, Fulton County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III(V+) - 2 miles long (Grimes Bridge Road to Vickery Creek Park)
Sweetwater Creek, Douglas County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4 miles long (Sweetwater Creek State Park to Chattahoochee River)
Annewakee River, Douglas County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 3.5 miles long (Anneewakee Road to GA Route 166)
 Ski Areas Near Chattahoochee River:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 98 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
 Marinas Near Chattahoochee River:
Little River Marina, Canton , 18 miles away
Harbor Town Marina, Acworth , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Chattahoochee River:
Hyatt House Atlanta Cobb Galleria, Atlanta , 0 miles away
Embassy Suites Atlanta Galleria, Atlanta , 1 miles away
Homewood Suites By Hilton Atlanta-Galleria-Cumberland, Atlanta , 1 miles away
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center, Atlanta , 1 miles away
Oakwood At Bell Vinings, Atlanta , 1 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chattahoochee River:
Brookwood Rv Resort Park, Marietta, 5 miles away
Atlanta Marietta RV Resort, Marietta, 5 miles away
La Siesta RV Park, Marietta, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chattahoochee River:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 10 miles away
Sweetwater Creek State Park, Georgia , 15 miles away
Stone Mountain State Park, Georgia , 21 miles away
Red Top Mountain State Park, Georgia , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chattahoochee River:
Atlanta Country Club, Marietta , 4 miles away
North Fulton Golf Course, Atlanta , 4 miles away
Fox Creek Golf Club & Driving Range, Smyrna , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Chattahoochee River
Elarbee Lake, Fulton , 1 miles away
White Oak Lake, Cobb , 6 miles away
Northridge Lake, Fulton , 10 miles away

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