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Georgia whitewater, Jack's River

Fannin county, Jones Mill/Bethlehem Church to Conasauga Confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-V     17.2 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Georgia and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Georgia is often tougher than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The starting point is not too far from Cleveland, there's a road map further down the page
    with more info on that. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this
area has a large number of paddling rivers. The Jones Mill/Bethlehem Church to Conasauga Confluence stretch of Jack's River in Georgia is 17.2 miles long and it is classified as a class II-V section by American Whitewater. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will  
make you glad you came. Whitewater paddling here in the Great Smoky Mountains is a great experience. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so pack your camp stove.

Briefly about the general area:
Fort Mountain State Park is a magnificent place; if you want to visit some attention-grabbing stuff, visit Beech Bottom. And if that's not enough there's a lot more exciting things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains. Near Jack's River you locate Crooked Dogwood Gap which is a tremendous place to stop by; if you want to hit the beach, Parksville Beach is nearby. This river is always fun.

Jack's River, Jones Mill/Bethlehem Church to Conasauga Confluence 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 Jack's River.
 Whitewater Near Jack's River:
Conasauga River, Murray County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Chicken Coop Gap to East Cowpen Road)
Jack's River, Fannin County, 5 miles away
      Class II-V - 17.2 miles long (Jones Mill/Bethlehem Church to Conasauga Confluence)
Conasauga River, Murray County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 10 miles long (Hickory Creek Trailhead to East Cowpen Road)
Conasauga River, Polk County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 10.1 miles long (Jacks River to US 411 Bridge)
Big Creek, Polk County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 5.9 miles long (FR221/Peavine Road to US64)
Mill Creek, Murray County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 3 miles long (Along Mill Creek Road)
Holly Creek, Murray County, 7 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 3.21 miles long (Cohutta Wilderness)
Whitewater Outfitter - Ocoee Inn Rafting, Polk County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Ocoee River, Polk County, 10 miles away
      Class III+ - 5 miles long (#2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse)
Ocoee River, Polk County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Ocoee #3 to Ocoee #2 Dam)
 Ski Areas Near Jack's River:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 82 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 84 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 88 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Jack's River:
Lake Ocoee Inn & Marina, Benton , 10 miles away
 Beaches Near Jack's River:
Parksville Beach, Polk , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Jack's River:
Key West Inn Chatsworth, Chatsworth , 16 miles away
Stratford Motor Inn East Ellij, East Ellijay , 17 miles away
BEST WESTERN Mountain View Inn, East Ellijay , 17 miles away
Super 8 Chatsworth/Dalton, Chatsworth , 17 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Jack's River:
Cottonwood Patch Horse Camp, Oldfort, 4 miles away
Sylco Campground, Polk County, 5 miles away
Conasauga River, Oldfort, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Jack's River:
Hickory Ridge Trail, Fannin , 0 miles away
Rice Camp Trail, Fannin , 1 miles away
Jacks River Trail, Fannin , 2 miles away
Rough Ridge Trail, Fannin , 2 miles away
Beech Bottom Trail, Fannin , 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Jack's River:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 57 miles away
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 63 miles away
Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia , 13 miles away
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, Tennessee , 17 miles away
Red Clay State Park, Tennessee , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Jack's River:
Copper Basin Golf Club, Copperhill , 14 miles away
Whitepath Golf Club &, Ellijay , 15 miles away
Indian Trace Golf Course, Chatsworth , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Jack's River
Parksville Lake, Polk , 10 miles away
Weehunt Lake, Fannin , 11 miles away
Campbell Cove Lake, Polk , 14 miles away

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