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Georgia whitewater, Cooper Creek

Fannin county, USFS Route 33 to Mulky Creek Camp section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     5.2 miles
  If you're coming from Gainesville it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The beautiful scenery of Georgia and the water flowing gracefully down Cooper Creek attract people from near and far. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Georgia is often tougher than elsewhere, so keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. There
    arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This section of Cooper Creek in Georgia is 5.2 miles
long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the USFS Route 33 to Mulky Creek Camp section is one of them. The Blue Ridge Mountains scenery is wonderful. This section  
is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
Chattahoochee National Forest is a great spot to pop by; do take a hike on the Duncan Ridge Trail. These mountains rock, just explore all the entertaining things to do in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Nearby Cavender Gap is a nice location to go if you're at Cooper Creek, and locations like Vogel State Park are great to visit. This river is so great.

Cooper Creek, USFS Route 33 to Mulky Creek Camp 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 Cooper Creek.
 Whitewater Near Cooper Creek:
Cooper Creek, Fannin County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.2 miles long (USFS Route 33 to Mulky Creek Camp)
Toccoa River, Fannin County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 13.5 miles long (Deep Hole Recreation Area to Sandy Bottoms)
Etowah River, Lumpkin County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Above Hightower Road)
Blood Mountain Creek, Lumpkin County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 1 miles long (to Dicks Creek)
Etowah River, Lumpkin County, 9 miles away
      Class II(III) - 10.5 miles long (Hightower Road to US 19)
Dicks Creek, Lumpkin County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Waters Creek Campground to Turners Corner)
Dicks Creek, Lumpkin County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 0.75 miles long (WMA Gate to Waters Creek Campground)
Helton Creek, Union County, 11 miles away
      Class -blank- - 3 miles long (US 19 to Nottelly River)
Frogtown Creek, Lumpkin County, 12 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 2.9 miles long (US 19 to US 19 at Turners Corner)
Yahoola Creek, Lumpkin County, 13 miles away
      Class I-IV - 6 miles long (US 19 North of Dahlonega to US 19)
 Ski Areas Near Cooper Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 51 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 55 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 65 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 82 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Cooper Creek:
Nottely Marina, Blairsville , 10 miles away
Blairsville Docks Unlimited, Blairsville , 11 miles away
Lake Blue Ridge Marina, Blue Ridge , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Cooper Creek:
Long Mountain Lodge, Dahlonega , 8 miles away
Comfort Inn Blairsville, Blairsville , 10 miles away
BEST WESTERN Milton Inn, Blairsville , 11 miles away
Paradise Hills Resort And Spa, Blairsville , 12 miles away
Quality Inn Dahlonega, Dahlonega , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cooper Creek:
Mulky, Suches, 1 miles away
Cooper Creek, Suches, 1 miles away
Two wheels Only Motorcycle Resort, Suches, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Cooper Creek:
Duncan Ridge Trail, Union , 4 miles away
Benton Mackaye Trail, Fannin , 6 miles away
Black Mountain Trail, Union , 7 miles away
Coosa Backcountry Trail, Union , 11 miles away
DeSoto Falls Trail, Lumpkin , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cooper Creek:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 47 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 67 miles away
Vogel State Park, Georgia , 11 miles away
Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia , 14 miles away
Amicalola Falls and Lodge State Park, Georgia , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cooper Creek:
Butternut Creek Golf Course, Blairsville , 11 miles away
Old Union Golf Club, Blairsville , 11 miles away
Nicklaus Golf Club at Birch River, Dahlonega , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Cooper Creek
Bowen Lake, Union , 12 miles away
Nottely Lake, Union , 12 miles away
Blue Ridge Lake, Fannin , 16 miles away

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