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Georgia whitewater, Hard Labor Creek

Morgan county, Historic Brown Hill Church to Browning Shoals section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     4 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Athens-Clarke County, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The wonderful Morgan County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Hard Labor Creek attract people from near and far. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Getting your paddling muscles
    activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. The Historic Brown Hill Church
to Browning Shoals section of Hard Labor Creek in Georgia is 4 miles long and has been rated as a class III section by American Whitewater. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Historic Brown Hill Church to Browning Shoals section is one of them.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
A great place like Hard Labor Creek State Park next to Hard Labor Creek is too perfect to leave out; you're sure to bump into some great folks from Social Circle here. Browning Shoals is a great location to take a look at close to Hard Labor Creek. At Hard Labor Creek through the months of summer highs are in the 80's, and through the night it cools down to the 60's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 50's, and winter nights come with lows in the 30's to Hard Labor Creek. Hard Labor Creek gets a lot of water. March is the wettest month with most rain, and September meanwhile is the driest month.

Hard Labor Creek, Historic Brown Hill Church to Browning Shoals 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 Hard Labor Creek.
 Whitewater Near Hard Labor Creek:
Hard Labor Creek, Morgan County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Historic Brown Hill Church to Browning Shoals)
Apalachee River, Morgan/ Oconee County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 0 miles long (High Shoals - Highway 186 to Price Mill)
Apalachee River, Oconee County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.1 miles long (Pot Leaf Shoals Apalachee park and play spot)
Alcovy River, Barrow/ Walton/ Newton County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 21 miles long (GA Route 81 to US 278)
Alcovy River, Newton County, 19 miles away
      Class III - 2.4 miles long (Factory Shoals)
Rose Creek, Oconee County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.2 miles long (Elder Mill Road park and huck)
South River, Newton/Henry County, 25 miles away
      Class III - 0.5 miles long (GA 81 to Snapping Shoals Creek)
Little River, Putnam County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 3 miles long (Glenwood Springs Road to Lake Sinclair)
Apalachee River, Putnam/Baldwin County, 27 miles away
      Class I-III - 55.8 miles long (GA Route 81 to Oconee River)
Murder Creek, Putnam County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 3 miles long (Stanfordville to Lake Sinclare)
 Ski Areas Near Hard Labor Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 76 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 78 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Hard Labor Creek:
Jameson Inns Monroe, Monroe , 8 miles away
Country Hearth Inns And Suites Monroe, Monroe , 8 miles away
Hampton Inn Covington, Covington , 13 miles away
James Madison Inn, Madison , 14 miles away
Days Inn Covington, Covington , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hard Labor Creek:
Hard Labor Creek State Park, Social Circle, 3 miles away
Simmeron Park, Monroe, 7 miles away
Pine Lake RV Campground, Bishop, 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hard Labor Creek:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 50 miles away
Ocmulgee National Monument, Macon - GA , 50 miles away
Hard Labor Creek State Park, Georgia , 4 miles away
Fort Yargo Recreation Area, Georgia , 18 miles away
Oconee National Forest, Georgia , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hard Labor Creek:
Hard Labor Creek Golf Course, Social Circle , 3 miles away
Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge , 6 miles away
Monroe Golf And Country Club, Monroe , 7 miles away

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