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Georgia whitewater, Moccasin Creek

Rabun county, Wildcat Road to Lake Burton section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV(V+)     5 miles
  The nature scenery of Georgia and the water flowing gracefully down Moccasin Creek will make you feel great. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. This section of Moccasin Creek in Georgia is 5 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV(V+) section by American Whitewater. This stretch is
    mid length, it's perfect for a one day trip. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds
nearby. 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. The Wildcat Road to Lake Burton section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. When you're paddling down a Blue Ridge Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. The put-in location is a short drive from Cornelia,  
as you can see on the road map further down. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that.

Briefly about the general area:
Going to Moccasin Creek State Park near Moccasin Creek is a tremendous thing to do, and during your trip here you'll meet some folks from Hiawassee for sure. Now, you may feel that's a heap but there's even more cool stuff to do here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you wish for a little side trip, try Fuller Gap; going for a hike on the Hurricane Creek Trail is always a great adventure.

Moccasin Creek, Wildcat Road to Lake Burton 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 Moccasin Creek.
 Whitewater Near Moccasin Creek:
Mud Creek, Habersham/Hall County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Road to Chatahoochee)
Moccasin Creek, Rabun County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 5 miles long (Wildcat Road to Lake Burton)
Tallulah River, Rabun County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Tate Branch Campground to Coleman River)
Hiwassee River and High Shoals Creek, Towns County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V+) - 4 miles long (High Shoals Creek Trailhead to US 17)
Coleman River, Rabun County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 2.7 miles long (Coleman River Road to Tallulah River)
Tallulah River, Towns/Rabun County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 5.5 miles long (GA/North Carolina State Line to Tate Branch Campground)
Chattahoochee River, White/Habersham/Hall County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 16 miles long (Robertson to GA Route 115)
Chattahoochee River, White/Habersham/Hall County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (USFS Road 44 to Robertson)
Stekoa Creek, Rabun County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Highway 23 to Rickman Airfield Road)
Dodd Creek, White County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (Ravencliff Trail to GA 348)
 Ski Areas Near Moccasin Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 19 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 23 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 48 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 54 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 99 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Moccasin Creek:
Anchorage Marine, Clayton , 10 miles away
Boundary Waters Resort & Marina, Hiawassee , 12 miles away
Chatuge Cove Marina, Hayesville , 13 miles away
Lakemont Marine, Lakemont , 13 miles away
Anchorage Boat Dock, Clayton , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Moccasin Creek:
Lake Chatuge Lodge, Hiawassee , 10 miles away
Econo Lodge Helen, Helen , 11 miles away
Jameson Inn And Suites Helen, Helen , 11 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HIAWASSEE, Hiawassee , 11 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HELEN, Helen , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Moccasin Creek:
Wildcat 2, Hiawassee, 1 miles away
Wildcat 1, Hiawassee, 1 miles away
Lake Burton Wildlife Management Area, Hiawassee, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Moccasin Creek:
Hurricane Creek Trail, Macon , 15 miles away
Raven Cliff Falls Trail, White , 15 miles away
Stewart Trail, Macon , 15 miles away
Gage Trail, Macon , 16 miles away
Arkaquah Trail, Union , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Moccasin Creek:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 49 miles away
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 70 miles away
Moccasin Creek State Park, Georgia , 2 miles away
Unicoi State Park, Georgia , 11 miles away
Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Moccasin Creek:
Waterfall Country Club, Clayton , 5 miles away
Innsbruck Golf Club, Helen , 12 miles away
Ridges Golf Course, Hayesville , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Moccasin Creek
Lake Burton, Rabun , 6 miles away
Chatuge Lake, Clay , 15 miles away
Lake Qualatchee, White , 17 miles away

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