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Georgia whitewater, Mountaintown Creek

Gilmer county, Highway 52w to Highway 282w section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     8 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Georgia is often tougher than elsewhere, so keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. The beautiful scenery of Gilmer County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. If you're coming from Dalton it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. The nearby hotels are a bit
    away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. This section is long enough to
enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Highway 52w to Highway 282w section is one of them. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good spots for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
Mountaintown Creek is close to Fort
 
Mountain State Park which is a charming location. There's great hiking along the Mountaintown Creek Trail, and you're sure to come across some great folks from Ellijay here. This river is so wonderful. Good hiking is available along the Bear Creek Trail. During the warm days of summer here at Mountaintown Creek, high temperatures frequently reach the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures drop down into the 60's. During the winter highs are in the 40's, and nighttime lows at Mountaintown Creek throughout the wintertime generally sink into the 20's. Mountaintown Creek typically gets lots of rain.

Mountaintown Creek, Highway 52w to Highway 282w 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 Mountaintown Creek.
 Whitewater Near Mountaintown Creek:
Mountaintown Creek, Gilmer County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.8 miles long (GA Route 282 to Ridgeway Park)
Mountaintown Creek, Gilmer County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Highway 52w to Highway 282w)
Coosawattee River, Gilmer County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (GA Route 5 to Carter's Lake)
Holly Creek, Murray County, 6 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 3.21 miles long (Cohutta Wilderness)
Cartecay River, Gilmer County, 9 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2 miles long (Stegall Mill Road to DNR)
Whitewater Outfitter - Mountaintown Outdoor Expdtns, Gilmer County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Jack's River, Fannin County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V - 17.2 miles long (Jones Mill/Bethlehem Church to Conasauga Confluence)
Clear Creek, Gilmer County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 2 miles long (Clear Creek Road to Cartecay River)
Cartecay River, Gilmer County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 2.1 miles long (Lower Cartecay Road to Stegall Mill Road Road)
Cartecay River, Gilmer County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (GA Route 52 to Lower Cartecay Road)
 Ski Areas Near Mountaintown Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 84 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 87 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 88 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Mountaintown Creek:
Carter's Lake Marina & Resort, Chatsworth , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Mountaintown Creek:
Best Western Mountain View Inn, East Ellijay , 5 miles away
Stratford Motor Inn East Ellij, East Ellijay , 5 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites East Ellijay, East Ellijay , 6 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Jasper, Jasper , 15 miles away
Super 8 Chatsworth/Dalton, Chatsworth , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mountaintown Creek:
Plum Nelly Campground, Ellijay, 3 miles away
Nelly Plum Campground, Ellijay, 5 miles away
Ridgeway, Cherrylog, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Mountaintown Creek:
Bear Creek Trail, Gilmer , 6 miles away
Mountaintown Creek Trail, Gilmer , 7 miles away
Emery Creek Trail, Gilmer , 8 miles away
South Fork Trail, Fannin , 9 miles away
Tearbritches Trail, Fannin , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mountaintown Creek:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 45 miles away
Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia , 11 miles away
Amicalola Falls and Lodge State Park, Georgia , 23 miles away
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, Tennessee , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mountaintown Creek:
Whitepath Golf Club &, Ellijay , 8 miles away
Big Canoe Golf Club, Big Canoe , 18 miles away
Spring Lakes Golf Club, Chatsworth , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Mountaintown Creek
Carters Lake, Murray , 11 miles away
Weehunt Lake, Fannin , 12 miles away

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