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Georgia whitewater, Holcombe Creek

Rabun county, FS Road 86B bridge to Three Forks of West Fork Chattooga section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V+     1.9 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Seneca, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The scenic beauty of Rabun County and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. This is a pretty short section so no need to bring snacks. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. The Blue Ridge Mountains scenery is wonderful. The average whitewater
    rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. The FS Road
86B bridge to Three Forks of West Fork Chattooga section of Holcombe Creek is 1.9 miles long and it is classified as a class IV-V+ section by American Whitewater. 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. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. The campgrounds  
here at Holcombe Creek are pretty good. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking is a popular thing to do around Holcombe Creek; Burrells Ford Trail is a good local trail. Black Rock Mountain State Park is a pleasant place to stretch your legs a bit; Holcombe Creek is not far at all from Highlands. This is a really good river. When you're here at Holcombe Creek it's always fun to explore Oconee State Park; a day on the slopes of Scaly Mountain is just what you need.

Holcombe Creek, FS Road 86B bridge to Three Forks of West Fork Chattooga 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 Holcombe Creek.
 Whitewater Near Holcombe Creek:
Chattooga River - West Fork, Rabun County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Overflow Creek Road Bridge to Highway 28 Boater's Access)
Holcombe Creek, Rabun County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 1.9 miles long (FS Road 86B bridge to Three Forks of West Fork Chattooga)
Overflow Creek, Rabun County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 5 miles long (USFS Road 86B to Overflow Creek Road Bridge)
Big Creek, Rabun County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 2 miles long (Highway 28 to Overflow Creek)
Clear Creek, Macon/Rabun County, 3 miles away
      Class III+(V+) - 2 miles long (Off Highway 28 Into Overflow Creek)
Warwoman Creek, Rabun County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.2 miles long (Earl's Ford Road to Chattooga River)
Chattooga River, Rabun GA / Oconee SC County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 7 miles long (Highway 28 Putin to Earl's Ford)
Chattooga River, Rabun GA / Oconee SC County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 7 miles long (Highway 28 Putin to Earl's Ford)
Chattooga River, Rabun GA / Oconee SC County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 13 miles long (Earls Ford to Route 76 Bridge)
Chattooga River, Rabun GA / Oconee SC County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 13 miles long (Earls Ford to Route 76 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Holcombe Creek:
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 7 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 9 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 35 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 48 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 75 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Holcombe Creek:
Anchorage Boat Dock, Clayton , 13 miles away
Anchorage Marine, Clayton , 18 miles away
Lakemont Marine, Lakemont , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Holcombe Creek:
Mitchells Lodge And Cottages, Highlands , 5 miles away
The Park On Main Hotel, Highlands , 6 miles away
200 Main, Highlands , 6 miles away
Half Mile Farm, Highlands , 7 miles away
Mountain Valley Inn, Dillard , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Holcombe Creek:
West Fork, Highlands, 1 miles away
Blue Valley, Highlands, 3 miles away
Blue Valley Campground, Macon County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Holcombe Creek:
Three Forks Trail, Rabun , 2 miles away
Burrells Ford Trail, Rabun , 4 miles away
Ellicott Rock Trail, Macon , 6 miles away
Chattooga Trail, Rabun , 8 miles away
Bartram Trail, Rabun , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Holcombe Creek:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 47 miles away
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 58 miles away
Oconee State Park, South Carolina , 10 miles away
Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia , 13 miles away
Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests, South Carolina , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Holcombe Creek:
Old Edwards Club, Highlands , 3 miles away
Highlands Falls Country Club Pool & Tennis, Highlands , 5 miles away
Sky Valley Resort, Dillard , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Holcombe Creek
Cliffside Lake, Macon , 7 miles away
Yonah Lake, Stephens , 18 miles away
Bear Creek Lake, Jackson , 19 miles away

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