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Georgia whitewater, Frogtown Creek

Lumpkin county, US 19 to US 19 at Turners Corner section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V(V+)     2.9 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Georgia and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. If you're coming from Gainesville it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Great exercise
    and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains scenery is an added bonus. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but
if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Georgia is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. This is a bit of a short stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good places. This stretch of Frogtown  
Creek in Lumpkin County is 2.9 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-V(V+) section.

Briefly about the general area:
The DeSoto Falls Trail is a good hiking trail in the vicinity of Frogtown Creek, and Hester Gap is a splendid site to spend some time. And that's not all the things you can do here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. There is a delightful hiking trail in the vicinity of Frogtown Creek called the Whitly Gap Trail, and Vogel State Park is a tremendous site to go. Coming to this river is always a good idea. If you're stopping by Frogtown Creek from Cleveland, you won't be the only one.

Frogtown Creek, US 19 to US 19 at Turners Corner 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 Frogtown Creek.
 Whitewater Near Frogtown Creek:
Chestatee River, Lumpkin County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 32 miles long (Coppermine to Lake Lanier)
Frogtown Creek, Lumpkin County, 1 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 2.9 miles long (US 19 to US 19 at Turners Corner)
Chestatee River, Lumpkin County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 11.4 miles long (Turners Corner to Grindle Bridge)
Dicks Creek, Lumpkin County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Waters Creek Campground to Turners Corner)
Dicks Creek, Lumpkin County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 0.75 miles long (WMA Gate to Waters Creek Campground)
Blood Mountain Creek, Lumpkin County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 1 miles long (to Dicks Creek)
Helton Creek, Union County, 4 miles away
      Class -blank- - 3 miles long (US 19 to Nottelly River)
Chestatee River, Lumpkin County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.1 miles long (Grindle Falls Road to Copper Mine)
Tesnatee Creek, White/Lumpkin County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 3 miles long (County Road 5976 to Old Copper Mine Road)
Dodd Creek, White County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (Ravencliff Trail to GA 348)
 Ski Areas Near Frogtown Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 42 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 45 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 63 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 76 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Frogtown Creek:
Blairsville Docks Unlimited, Blairsville , 12 miles away
Nottely Marina, Blairsville , 14 miles away
Boundary Waters Resort & Marina, Hiawassee , 17 miles away
Yacht Club Mermaid, Hiawassee , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Frogtown Creek:
Paradise Hills Resort And Spa, Blairsville , 9 miles away
Quality Inn Dahlonega, Dahlonega , 10 miles away
Park Place Hotel, Dahlonega , 10 miles away
Days Inn Dahlonega, Dahlonega , 10 miles away
The Smith House Historic Hotels Of America, Dahlonega , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Frogtown Creek:
Water Creek Campground, Lumpkin County, 1 miles away
Boggs Creek, Cleveland, 1 miles away
Desoto Falls, Cleveland, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Frogtown Creek:
DeSoto Falls Trail, Lumpkin , 2 miles away
Whitly Gap Trail, White , 5 miles away
Coosa Backcountry Trail, Union , 6 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Union , 6 miles away
Chattahoochee Trail, Union , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Frogtown Creek:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 49 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 65 miles away
Vogel State Park, Georgia , 5 miles away
Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia , 5 miles away
Unicoi State Park, Georgia , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Frogtown Creek:
Nicklaus Golf Club at Birch River, Dahlonega , 11 miles away
Butternut Creek Golf Course, Blairsville , 12 miles away
Old Union Golf Club, Blairsville , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Frogtown Creek
Lake Qualatchee, White , 8 miles away
Bowen Lake, Union , 17 miles away

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