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Georgia whitewater, Chestatee River

Lumpkin county, Grindle Falls Road to Copper Mine section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     2.1 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Gainesville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The average Georgia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The wonderful Lumpkin County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down
    the stream will make you feel great. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. There's camping available near Chestatee River. This stretch is short so no need
to bring snacks. The Grindle Falls Road to Copper Mine stretch of Chestatee River in Lumpkin County is 2.1 miles long and it is classified as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. The beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great plus for this river. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. The Grindle Falls Road to Copper Mine stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river  
system. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
Have a delightful hiking adventure along the DeSoto Falls Trail, and Vogel State Park is worth a visit. Yep, outdoors amusing things truly is plentiful here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take a hike on the Whitly Gap Trail, and if you're here you will meet lots of folks from nearby Cleveland. This river is always fun. Chattahoochee National Forest is a magnificent place to go if you're at Chestatee River. The high level of rain makes Chestatee River a relatively wet place.

Chestatee River, Grindle Falls Road to Copper Mine 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 Chestatee River.
 Whitewater Near Chestatee River:
Chestatee River, Lumpkin County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.1 miles long (Grindle Falls Road to Copper Mine)
Tesnatee Creek, White/Lumpkin County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 3 miles long (County Road 5976 to Old Copper Mine Road)
Chestatee River, Lumpkin County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 11.4 miles long (Turners Corner to Grindle Bridge)
Chestatee River, Lumpkin County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 32 miles long (Coppermine to Lake Lanier)
Yahoola Creek, Lumpkin County, 8 miles away
      Class I-IV - 6 miles long (US 19 North of Dahlonega to US 19)
Yahoola Creek, Lumpkin County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6 miles long (US 19 to Chestatee River)
Frogtown Creek, Lumpkin County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 2.9 miles long (US 19 to US 19 at Turners Corner)
Dicks Creek, Lumpkin County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Waters Creek Campground to Turners Corner)
Dicks Creek, Lumpkin County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 0.75 miles long (WMA Gate to Waters Creek Campground)
Little River - East Fork, Hall County, 8 miles away
      Class III+ - 2.5 miles long (GA 52 to Close to Lake Lanier)
 Ski Areas Near Chestatee River:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 43 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 47 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 69 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 79 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Chestatee River:
Gainesville Marina, Gainesville , 15 miles away
Blairsville Docks Unlimited, Blairsville , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Chestatee River:
Holiday Inn Express DAHLONEGA, Dahlonega , 7 miles away
Days Inn Dahlonega, Dahlonega , 7 miles away
Park Place Hotel, Dahlonega , 7 miles away
The Smith House Historic Hotels Of America, Dahlonega , 7 miles away
Quality Inn Dahlonega, Dahlonega , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chestatee River:
Gold 'n Gem Grubbin' Campground, Cleveland, 4 miles away
Brookside Campground, Cleveland, 6 miles away
Jenny's Creek Campground, Cleveland, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Chestatee River:
Whitly Gap Trail, White , 10 miles away
DeSoto Falls Trail, Lumpkin , 10 miles away
Raven Cliff Falls Trail, White , 11 miles away
Black Mountain Trail, Union , 11 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Union , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chestatee River:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 45 miles away
Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia , 12 miles away
Vogel State Park, Georgia , 12 miles away
Unicoi State Park, Georgia , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chestatee River:
Nicklaus Golf Club at Birch River, Dahlonega , 7 miles away
Mossy Creek Golf Course, Cleveland , 10 miles away
Chattahoochee Golf Club, Gainesville , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Chestatee River
Lake Qualatchee, White , 8 miles away

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