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Georgia whitewater, Hiwassee River and High Shoals Creek

Towns county, High Shoals Creek Trailhead to US 17 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV+(V+)     4 miles
 
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The High Shoals Creek Trailhead to US 17 section of Hiwassee River and High Shoals Creek in Towns County is 4 miles long and is a class III-IV+(V+) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe
    for beginners. The beautiful scenery of Towns County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it
on an afternoon. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. The wild scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains is great. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling spots. If you're coming from Cornelia  
it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Hiwassee River and High Shoals Creek without first going for a hike along the Arkaquah Trail. You certainly ought to check out Unicoi State Park since you're here at Hiwassee River and High Shoals Creek, and glorious hiking is available along the Raven Cliff Falls Trail. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure.

Hiwassee River and High Shoals Creek, High Shoals Creek Trailhead to US 17 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Hiwassee River and High Shoals Creek.
 Whitewater Near Hiwassee River and High Shoals Creek:
Hiwassee River and High Shoals Creek, Towns County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V+) - 4 miles long (High Shoals Creek Trailhead to US 17)
Chattahoochee River, White/Habersham/Hall County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (USFS Road 44 to Robertson)
Mud Creek, Habersham/Hall County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Road to Chatahoochee)
Moccasin Creek, Rabun County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 5 miles long (Wildcat Road to Lake Burton)
Chattahoochee River, White/Habersham/Hall County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 16 miles long (Robertson to GA Route 115)
Dodd Creek, White County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (Ravencliff Trail to GA 348)
Hiawassee River, Clay/Cherokee County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 18.3 miles long (Hayesville to US Route 64)
Tallulah River, Rabun County, 13 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Tate Branch Campground to Coleman River)
Helton Creek, Union County, 15 miles away
      Class -blank- - 3 miles long (US 19 to Nottelly River)
Frogtown Creek, Lumpkin County, 15 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 2.9 miles long (US 19 to US 19 at Turners Corner)
 Ski Areas Near Hiwassee River and High Shoals Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 27 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 30 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 50 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 60 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Hiwassee River and High Shoals Creek:
Boundary Waters Resort & Marina, Hiawassee , 7 miles away
Yacht Club Mermaid, Hiawassee , 10 miles away
Chatuge Cove Marina, Hayesville , 10 miles away
Blairsville Docks Unlimited, Blairsville , 16 miles away
Anchorage Marine, Clayton , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Hiwassee River and High Shoals Creek:
Lake Chatuge Lodge, Hiawassee , 5 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HIAWASSEE, Hiawassee , 7 miles away
Super 8 Helen GA, Helen , 8 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Helen, GA, Helen , 8 miles away
Black Forest B&B And Luxury Ca, Helen , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hiwassee River and High Shoals Creek:
Appalachian Campground, Hiawassee, 1 miles away
Swallow Creek Wildlife Management Area - Indian Grave Gap Rd, Sautee Nacoochee, 2 miles away
Enota Resort and Campground, Hiawassee, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Hiwassee River and High Shoals Creek:
Arkaquah Trail, Union , 9 miles away
Raven Cliff Falls Trail, White , 9 miles away
Chattahoochee Trail, Union , 9 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Union , 9 miles away
Whitly Gap Trail, White , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hiwassee River and High Shoals Creek:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 52 miles away
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 64 miles away
Unicoi State Park, Georgia , 6 miles away
Moccasin Creek State Park, Georgia , 9 miles away
Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hiwassee River and High Shoals Creek:
Innsbruck Golf Club, Helen , 8 miles away
Brasstown Valley Golf Club, Young Harris , 11 miles away
Chatuge Shores Golf Course, Hayesville , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Hiwassee River and High Shoals Creek
Chatuge Lake, Clay , 11 miles away
Lake Qualatchee, White , 12 miles away
Lake Burton, Rabun , 13 miles away

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