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Georgia whitewater, Mud Creek

Habersham Hall county, Road to Chatahoochee section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     4 miles
  The average Georgia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so don't forget that rivers here are less forgiving. The Road to Chatahoochee stretch of Mud Creek is 4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. There's camping available near Mud Creek. The scenic beauty of Habersham/Hall County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons
    enough to come here to paddle. The starting location is a short drive from Cornelia, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an
afternoon. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains scenery is an added bonus. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Road to Chatahoochee section is one  
of them. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking is a popular thing to do around Mud Creek; Raven Cliff Falls Trail is a magnificent local trail. Nacoochee Valley is a great site to explore, and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail offers hiking at its best. This is such a great river. Places like Moccasin Creek State Park are good to have a look at; you'll probably meet some people from Helen here. Unicoi State Park is a fine spot to stretch your legs a bit.

Mud Creek, Road to Chatahoochee 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 Mud Creek.
 Whitewater Near Mud Creek:
Chattahoochee River, White/Habersham/Hall County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (GA Route 115 to Duncan Bridge Road)
Chattahoochee River, Habersham/White/Hall County, 6 miles away
      Class II(III) - 11 miles long (Duncan Bridge to Belton Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildewood Outfitters Sales, White County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Chattahoochee River, White/Habersham/Hall County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 16 miles long (Robertson to GA Route 115)
Mossy Creek, Habersham/Hall County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.5 miles long (New Bridge Road to Chattahoochee River)
Little John Creek, Hall County, 10 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2.3 miles long (Skitts Mountain Road to Chattahoochee)
Hiwassee River and High Shoals Creek, Towns County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V+) - 4 miles long (High Shoals Creek Trailhead to US 17)
Dodd Creek, White County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (Ravencliff Trail to GA 348)
Mud Creek, Habersham/Hall County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Road to Chatahoochee)
Chattahoochee River, White/Habersham/Hall County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (USFS Road 44 to Robertson)
 Ski Areas Near Mud Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 28 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 32 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 61 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 65 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Mud Creek:
LA Prade's Marina, Clarkesville , 10 miles away
Lakemont Marine, Lakemont , 17 miles away
Anchorage Marine, Clayton , 18 miles away
Boundary Waters Resort & Marina, Hiawassee , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Mud Creek:
Econo Lodge Helen, Helen , 5 miles away
Jameson Inn And Suites Helen, Helen , 5 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Riverpark Inn & Conference Center Alpine Helen, Helen , 5 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Helen, Helen , 6 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Helen, GA, Helen , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mud Creek:
Union Grove Campground, Cleveland, 5 miles away
Cherokee Campground, Sautee Nacoochee, 5 miles away
Yonah Mountain Campground, Cleveland, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Mud Creek:
Raven Cliff Falls Trail, White , 11 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Union , 13 miles away
Whitly Gap Trail, White , 13 miles away
Chattahoochee Trail, Union , 14 miles away
Arkaquah Trail, Union , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mud Creek:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 60 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 61 miles away
Unicoi State Park, Georgia , 7 miles away
Moccasin Creek State Park, Georgia , 13 miles away
Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mud Creek:
Innsbruck Golf Club, Helen , 6 miles away
Silverleaf Apple Golf Club, Clarkesville , 10 miles away
Mossy Creek Golf Course, Cleveland , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Mud Creek
Lake Qualatchee, White , 10 miles away
Lake Burton, Rabun , 12 miles away
Nancy Town Lake, Habersham , 15 miles away

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