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Georgia whitewater, Murder Creek

Putnam county, Stanfordville to Lake Sinclare section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     3 miles
 
I have been on this creek several times, and it is a great paddle. If you would like a little longer paddle, you can go on to Putnam beach from Murder creek. This will add a little to your trip. Very worth while. Says Steve

If you're coming from Milledgeville it's not a long drive at all to the starting location. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Georgia tend to be more challenging than the national average, so better not forget that
    the rivers in this state are less manageable. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are not so many other good spots for that around here. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system,
there are a few others too. The wonderful Georgia scenery and the cool fresh water beats anything. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. This stretch of Murder Creek in Putnam County is 3 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit  
away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
Oconee National Forest is a tremendous location to go to; Murder Creek is not far at all from Eatonton. Murder Creek is right by the Twin Bridges Trail. The high level of rain makes Murder Creek a pretty wet site. Throughout March this area sees the most rain, and the driest month is October. Through the summertime months at Murder Creek temperatures are generally in the 90's. Through the moonlight hours it's ordinarily in the 60's.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Murder Creek.
 Whitewater Near Murder Creek:
Murder Creek, Putnam County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 3 miles long (Stanfordville to Lake Sinclare)
Little River, Putnam County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 3 miles long (Glenwood Springs Road to Lake Sinclair)
Apalachee River, Oconee County, 28 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.1 miles long (Pot Leaf Shoals Apalachee park and play spot)
Alcovy River, Newton County, 29 miles away
      Class III - 2.4 miles long (Factory Shoals)
 Marinas Near Murder Creek:
Twin Bridges Landing, Eatonton , 5 miles away
Haslam's Marina, Milledgeville , 10 miles away
High Grove Marina, Milledgeville , 11 miles away
Little River Park Campground, Milledgeville , 12 miles away
Bass Boat House, Milledgeville , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Murder Creek:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Milledgeville, Milledgeville , 15 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Milledgeville , 15 miles away
Days Inn Gray, Gray , 15 miles away
Comfort Suites Milledgeville, Milledgeville , 15 miles away
Econo Lodge Milledgeville, Milledgeville , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Murder Creek:
Cedar Creek Wildlife Management Area, Eatonton, 4 miles away
Cedar Creek Wildlife Management Area, Eatonton, 4 miles away
Lake Sinclair, Eatonton, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Murder Creek:
Twin Bridges Trail, Putnam , 4 miles away
Allison Lake Wildlife Trail, Jones , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Murder Creek:
Ocmulgee National Monument, Macon - GA , 24 miles away
Oconee National Forest, Georgia , 6 miles away
Hard Labor Creek State Park, Georgia , 27 miles away
Indian Springs State Park, Georgia , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Murder Creek:
Uncle Remus Golf Course, Eatonton , 6 miles away
Jones County Lake Jonesco Golf Course, Gray , 12 miles away
Little Fishing Creek Golf, Milledgeville , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Murder Creek
Miller Creek Lake, Jones , 7 miles away

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