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Georgia whitewater, Rock Creek

Walker county, Lula Lake Road to Chattooga Valley Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     2.72 miles
 
When I went to Lula Falls, I was amazed! It was so beautiful. It was so much fun. As soon as my toes touched the water the sudden relaxed look on my face turned into the biggest smile. People say water doesn't smell. Well, it does. Lula's water smelled so pure! My time this weekend was amazing and I hope to go there again soon. If I had my pictures to put up I would. You should really put some input into going. Everything is worth it. Says
    Jenny

The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Georgia are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers here are less forgiving. The Lula
Lake Road to Chattooga Valley Road stretch of Rock Creek in Walker County is 2.72 miles long and it is classified as a class V+ section by American Whitewater. This stretch is short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. There are some good hotels near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as  
well. The put-in location is a short drive from Chattanooga, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
You need to have a look at Eagle Cliff since you're here at Rock Creek, and close by you hit upon good places like Payne Gap. A journey to Rock Creek wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Knight Spring.

Rock Creek, Lula Lake Road to Chattooga Valley Road 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 Rock Creek.
 Whitewater Near Rock Creek:
Rock Creek, Walker County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.72 miles long (Lula Lake Road to Chattooga Valley Road)
Bear Creek, Dade County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Highway 129 to Canyon View Road takeout)
Daniel Creek, Dade County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.6 miles long (to Bear Creek)
Gulf Creek, Dade County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.65 miles long (Highway 157 to Holder Loop)
Cole City Creek, Dade County, 12 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 7.2 miles long (Casey Road to Tennessee River)
Middle Creek, Hamilton County, 12 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1.4 miles long (Rainbow Lake to Tennessee River)
South Suck Creek, Marion County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4 miles long (Pipeline to Suck Confluence)
North Suck Creek, Marion/Sequatchie County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 2.4 miles long (pipeline to Suck Confluence)
Mullens Creek, Marion County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Prentice Cooper State Park to Mullens Cove)
Allen Creek, Walker County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area to SR 337)
 Marinas Near Rock Creek:
Brown's Ferry Marina, Chattanooga , 7 miles away
Big Ridge Yacht Club, Chattanooga , 11 miles away
Hales Bar Resort and Marina, Guild , 13 miles away
Chickamauga Marina, Chattanooga , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Rock Creek:
Chanticleer Inn Bed And Breakfast, Lookout Mountain , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CHATTANOOGA-LOOKOUT MTN, Chattanooga , 5 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Chattanooga I-24 West, TN, Chattanooga , 5 miles away
Super 8 Chattanooga Lookout Mountain TN, Chattanooga , 6 miles away
BEST WESTERN Royal Inn, Chattanooga , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rock Creek:
Look Out Mountain KOA Kampground, Lookout Mountain, 2 miles away
Raccoon Mountain Caverns and Campground, Chattanooga, 6 miles away
Raccoon Mountain Campground, Chattanooga, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Rock Creek:
Skyuka Trail, Dade , 3 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamilton , 4 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamblen , 4 miles away
Skyuka Trail, Hamilton , 5 miles away
Hardy Trail, Hamilton , 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rock Creek:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 24 miles away
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 35 miles away
Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia , 8 miles away
Booker T. Washington State Park, Tennessee , 18 miles away
Harrison Bay State Park, Tennessee , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rock Creek:
Lookout Mountain Golf Club, Lookout Mountain , 3 miles away
High Point Golf Course, Chickamauga , 3 miles away
Black Creek Club, Chattanooga , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Rock Creek
McCallie Lake, Walker , 1 miles away
Rainbow Lake, Hamilton , 12 miles away
Lake Junior, Hamilton , 14 miles away

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