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Georgia whitewater, Conasauga River

Murray county, Chicken Coop Gap to East Cowpen Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     5.5 miles
  The wonderful Georgia scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Cleveland, as you can see on the road map further down. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. There's
    camping available near Conasauga River. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. This is not the only paddling stretch
in this river system, there are others too. The Chicken Coop Gap to East Cowpen Road section of Conasauga River in Murray County is 5.5 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Georgia are harder than the national norm, so if you're visiting here  
do keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving.

Briefly about the general area:
When you're here at Conasauga River it's always fun to go to Fort Mountain State Park; there's delightful hiking along the Gryder Camp Trail. Parksville Beach is next to Conasauga River and is a gorgeous beach to check out; the great people of Cisco like to hang out nearby. This is such a great river. The Cloer Trail offers hiking at its best, and Chicken Coop Gap is a glorious site to stop by. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Conasauga River. Throughout the moonlight hours it's ordinarily in the 60's.

Conasauga River, Chicken Coop Gap to East Cowpen Road 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 Conasauga River.
 Whitewater Near Conasauga River:
Conasauga River, Murray County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 10 miles long (Hickory Creek Trailhead to East Cowpen Road)
Conasauga River, Murray County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Chicken Coop Gap to East Cowpen Road)
Conasauga River, Polk County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 10.1 miles long (Jacks River to US 411 Bridge)
Mill Creek, Murray County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 3 miles long (Along Mill Creek Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Nantahala Outdoor Center, Polk County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Holly Creek, Murray County, 8 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 3.21 miles long (Cohutta Wilderness)
Whitewater Outfitter - Ocoee Outdoors, Polk County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Ocoee Inn Rafting, Polk County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Jack's River, Fannin County, 9 miles away
      Class II-V - 17.2 miles long (Jones Mill/Bethlehem Church to Conasauga Confluence)
Whitewater Outfitter - Cascade Outdoors, Polk County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Conasauga River:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 87 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 90 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 93 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Conasauga River:
Lake Ocoee Inn & Marina, Benton , 9 miles away
Carter's Lake Marina & Resort, Chatsworth , 19 miles away
 Beaches Near Conasauga River:
Parksville Beach, Polk , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Conasauga River:
Key West Inn Chatsworth, Chatsworth , 12 miles away
Super 8 Chatsworth/Dalton, Chatsworth , 13 miles away
Stratford Motor Inn East Ellij, East Ellijay , 19 miles away
BEST WESTERN Mountain View Inn, East Ellijay , 19 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Cleveland, Cleveland , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Conasauga River:
Cottonwood Patch Horse Camp, Oldfort, 2 miles away
Cohutta Wildlife Management Area - Mill Creek, Cisco, 3 miles away
Hickey Gap, Cisco, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Conasauga River:
Gryder Camp Trail, Murray , 1 miles away
Cloer Trail, Murray , 1 miles away
Conasauga River Trail, Polk , 3 miles away
Conasauga River Trail, Polk , 3 miles away
Hickory Creek Trail, Fannin , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Conasauga River:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 59 miles away
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 63 miles away
Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia , 10 miles away
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, Tennessee , 19 miles away
Red Clay State Park, Tennessee , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Conasauga River:
Indian Trace Golf Course, Chatsworth , 14 miles away
Spring Lakes Golf Club, Chatsworth , 15 miles away
Chatata Valley Golf & Country Club, Cleveland , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Conasauga River
Parksville Lake, Polk , 9 miles away
Weehunt Lake, Fannin , 16 miles away
Carters Lake, Murray , 19 miles away

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