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Georgia whitewater, Long Swamp Creek

Pickens county, Grandview Road to Cove Road Close to Jasper section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV(V)     2.8 miles
  The nature scenery of Pickens County and the cool fresh water have people coming here. The starting location is a short drive from Calhoun, as you can see on the road map further down. Lodging is available near the river, but if you don’t have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch of Long Swamp Creek is 2.8 miles long and is a class III-IV(V) section of whitewater
    according to American Whitewater. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Georgia you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're not from around here don't forget that lots of rivers here
are not for beginners. This is a bit of a short stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Grandview Road to Cove Road Close to Jasper section is one of them. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty  
of places for that.

Briefly about the general area:
Long Swamp Creek is not far at all from Tate; a tour here wouldn’t be complete without a spree to nearby Amicalola Falls and Lodge State Park. Long Swamp Creek generally gets much rain. All through the month of March you get the most rain around here, and October on the other hand is the driest. For the duration of the summer at Long Swamp Creek temperatures are mostly in the 80's. During the dark hours of summer temperatures dip down into the 60's. High temperatures during the winter are normally in the 40's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at Long Swamp Creek.

Long Swamp Creek, Grandview Road to Cove Road Close to Jasper road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Long Swamp Creek.
 Whitewater Near Long Swamp Creek:
Long Swamp Creek, Pickens County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2.8 miles long (Grandview Road to Cove Road Close to Jasper)
Clear Creek, Gilmer County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 2 miles long (Clear Creek Road to Cartecay River)
Cartecay River, Gilmer County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 2.1 miles long (Lower Cartecay Road to Stegall Mill Road Road)
Cartecay River, Gilmer County, 9 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2 miles long (Stegall Mill Road to DNR)
Talking Rock Creek, Pickens/Gilmer/Gordon/Murray County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.5 miles long (GA Highway 5 in Blaine to GA Highway 136)
Whitewater Outfitter - Mountaintown Outdoor Expdtns, Gilmer County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Cartecay River, Gilmer County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (GA Route 52 to Lower Cartecay Road)
Amicalola Creek, Dawson County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.75 miles long (Goshen Church Road to Highway 53)
Amicalola Creek, Dawson County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.75 miles long (Highway 53 to Kelly Bridge/Etowah River)
Talking Rock Creek, Pickens/Gilmer/Gordon/Murray County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 18 miles long (GA Highway 136 to Carters Lake Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Long Swamp Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 77 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 80 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 90 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Long Swamp Creek:
Carter's Lake Marina & Resort, Chatsworth , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Long Swamp Creek:
Seventy-four Ranch, Jasper , 3 miles away
Woodbridge Inn, Jasper , 3 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Jasper, Jasper , 5 miles away
BEST WESTERN Mountain View Inn, East Ellijay , 13 miles away
Stratford Motor Inn East Ellij, East Ellijay , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Long Swamp Creek:
Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area - Wildcat Creek, Marble Hill, 8 miles away
Diamond Lure Campground, Ellijay, 8 miles away
Talona Creek Campground, Talking Rock, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Long Swamp Creek:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 29 miles away
Amicalola Falls and Lodge State Park, Georgia , 11 miles away
Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia , 27 miles away
Red Top Mountain State Park, Georgia , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Long Swamp Creek:
Bent Tree Golf Course, Jasper , 2 miles away
Arrowhead Country Club, Jasper , 2 miles away
Bent Tree Communities, Jasper , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Long Swamp Creek
Lake Petit, Pickens , 7 miles away
Lake Arrowhead, Cherokee , 18 miles away

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