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Georgia whitewater, Chattooga River

Oconee SC Rabun GA county, Burrell's Ford to Highway 28 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-V     11.3 miles
  The scenic beauty of Oconee SC/ Rabun GA County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Georgia are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The starting location is a short drive from Seneca, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further
    down the page. There aren’t any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors
will have you coming back for more. The beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great plus for this river. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Burrell's Ford to Highway 28 Bridge stretch is just one of many. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This section is long enough  
for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your camping stuff too. The Burrell's Ford to Highway 28 Bridge section of Chattooga River in Oconee SC/ Rabun GA County is 11.3 miles long and is a class II-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
A tour to Chattooga River wouldn’t be complete without a journey to close by Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests. If the weather is magnificent here at Chattooga River, you can go for a hike along the Ellicott Rock Trail. Oconee State Park is worth taking a look at if you're at Chattooga River, and do put some time aside to spend at Big Bend Falls while you're here at Chattooga River.

Chattooga River, Burrell's Ford to Highway 28 Bridge road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Chattooga River.
 Whitewater Near Chattooga River:
Chattooga River, Oconee SC/ Rabun GA County, 2 miles away
      Class II-V - 11.3 miles long (Burrell's Ford to Highway 28 Bridge)
Chattooga River, Rabun GA / Oconee SC County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 13 miles long (Earls Ford to Route 76 Bridge)
Chattooga River, Rabun GA / Oconee SC County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 13 miles long (Earls Ford to Route 76 Bridge)
Chattooga River, Rabun GA / Oconee SC County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 7 miles long (Highway 28 Putin to Earl's Ford)
Chattooga River, Rabun GA / Oconee SC County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 7 miles long (Highway 28 Putin to Earl's Ford)
Big Creek, Rabun County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 2 miles long (Highway 28 to Overflow Creek)
Chattooga River, Rabun/Oconee County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 5 miles long (Bull Pen Bridge to Burrells Ford Bridge)
Chattooga River, Jackson/Macon County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Bullpen Bridge to Burrell's Ford)
Chattooga River - West Fork, Rabun County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Overflow Creek Road Bridge to Highway 28 Boater's Access)
Chattooga River - East Fork, Oconee County, 5 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2.46 miles long (Walhalla Fish Hatchery to Chattooga)
 Ski Areas Near Chattooga River:
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 12 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 15 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 35 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 52 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 72 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Chattooga River:
Anchorage Boat Dock, Clayton , 18 miles away
Lake Keowee Marina, Seneca , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Chattooga River:
The Park On Main Hotel, Highlands , 7 miles away
200 Main, Highlands , 7 miles away
Mitchells Lodge And Cottages, Highlands , 7 miles away
Half Mile Farm, Highlands , 8 miles away
Bluegreen Club Lodges Trillium, Ascend Resort Collection, Cashiers , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chattooga River:
Burrells Ford Campground, Oconee County, 2 miles away
Burrell's Ford, Cashiers, 2 miles away
Big Bend, Cashiers, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Chattooga River:
Burrells Ford Trail, Rabun , 1 miles away
Ellicott Rock Trail, Macon , 4 miles away
Winding Stairs Trail, Oconee , 4 miles away
Three Forks Trail, Rabun , 5 miles away
Foothills Trail, Oconee , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chattooga River:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 50 miles away
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 55 miles away
Oconee State Park, South Carolina , 6 miles away
Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests, South Carolina , 12 miles away
Keowee-Toxaway State Park, South Carolina , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chattooga River:
Old Edwards Club, Highlands , 5 miles away
Cullasaja Club, Highlands , 7 miles away
Highlands Falls Country Club Pool & Tennis, Highlands , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Chattooga River
Cliffside Lake, Macon , 10 miles away
Lake Jocassee, Oconee , 15 miles away
Lake Jocasse, Oconee , 16 miles away

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