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Georgia whitewater, Settingdown Creek

Forsythe county, Pooles Mill to GA Route 369 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+(IV)     2.3 miles
  If you're coming from Gainesville it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. The natural beauty of Forsythe County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch of Settingdown Creek in Forsythe County is 2.3 miles long and has been rated as a class III+(IV) section by American Whitewater.
    This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Pooles Mill to GA Route 369 section is one of them. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. Whitewater rafting and
kayaking spots in Georgia tend to be more challenging than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling  
spots.

Briefly about the general area:
Near Settingdown Creek you discover the Brookshire Creek Trail which is a glorious hiking trail; folks from Cumming love to come here. Settingdown Creek frequently gets lots of rainfall. March is the month that gets the most rain, and October is the month with the least moisture. Summertime highs at Settingdown Creek commonly tend to be in the 80's, and during the night it cools down to the 60's. The winter brings highs down to the 40's, and after the sun is down all through the wintertime temperatures at Settingdown Creek drop into the 20's.

Settingdown Creek, Pooles Mill to GA Route 369 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 Settingdown Creek.
 Whitewater Near Settingdown Creek:
Settingdown Creek, Forsythe County, 1 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 2.3 miles long (Pooles Mill to GA Route 369)
Amicalola Creek, Dawson County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.75 miles long (Highway 53 to Kelly Bridge/Etowah River)
Etowah River, Lumpkin/ Dawson County, 13 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 13.3 miles long (US 19 to Highway 136)
Amicalola Creek, Dawson County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.75 miles long (Goshen Church Road to Highway 53)
Yahoola Creek, Lumpkin County, 17 miles away
      Class I-IV - 6 miles long (US 19 North of Dahlonega to US 19)
Yahoola Creek, Lumpkin County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6 miles long (US 19 to Chestatee River)
Etowah River, Lumpkin County, 17 miles away
      Class II(III) - 10.5 miles long (Hightower Road to US 19)
Etowah River, Lumpkin County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Above Hightower Road)
Apalachee River, Putnam/Baldwin County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 55.8 miles long (GA Route 81 to Oconee River)
Long Swamp Creek, Pickens County, 21 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2.8 miles long (Grandview Road to Cove Road Close to Jasper)
 Ski Areas Near Settingdown Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 66 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 69 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 89 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Settingdown Creek:
Bald Ridge Marina, Cumming , 5 miles away
Waterfront Lanier Harbor, Buford , 11 miles away
Lanier Harbor Marina, Buford , 11 miles away
Holiday On Lake Lanier, Buford , 11 miles away
Gainesville Marina, Gainesville , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Settingdown Creek:
Sun Suites - Cumming, Cumming , 6 miles away
Dawson Village Inn, Dawsonville , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ATLANTA-CUMMING, Cumming , 7 miles away
Hampton Inn Cumming GA, Cumming , 7 miles away
Comfort Suites Cumming, Cumming , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Settingdown Creek:
Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area - Atlanta Tract Horse Camp, Dawsonville, 4 miles away
Bald Ridge, Cumming, 5 miles away
Lumpkin Campground, Dawson County, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Settingdown Creek:
Brookshire Creek Trail, Monroe , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Settingdown Creek:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 23 miles away
Amicalola Falls and Lodge State Park, Georgia , 18 miles away
Stone Mountain State Park, Georgia , 28 miles away
Vogel State Park, Georgia , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Settingdown Creek:
Grey Hawk Ridge Golf Club, Cumming , 3 miles away
Chestatee Golf Club, Dawsonville , 6 miles away
Country Land Golf Course, Cumming , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Settingdown Creek
Lake Sidney Lanier, Forsyth , 8 miles away
Lake Petit, Pickens , 15 miles away

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