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Georgia whitewater, Sope Creek

Cobb county, Lower Roswell Road to Chattahoochee River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV(V)     2.5 miles
 
All dried up. Not much more than bathwater running through...no exaggeration. 7-6-2008 Says Ronald S.

This section of Sope Creek in Georgia is 2.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV(V) section of whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. The wonderful Georgia scenery
    and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. The Lower Roswell Road to Chattahoochee
River section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling rivers. This is a somewhat short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. The put-in location is a short drive from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. There's  
camping available near Sope Creek.

Briefly about the general area:
Chochran Shoals is in close proximity to Sope Creek and is a great place. Do pay a visit to Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area since you're here at Sope Creek, and this is a popular spot for folks from Marietta. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. All the water falling down from the sky makes Sope Creek a wet spot. Of all the months in a year March is the one with the most rain, and October on the other hand is the driest. During the months of summer, highs mostly are in the 80's at Sope Creek.

Sope Creek, Lower Roswell Road to Chattahoochee River 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 Sope Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sope Creek:
Sope Creek, Cobb County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2.5 miles long (Lower Roswell Road to Chattahoochee River)
Chattahoochee River, Cobb/Fulton County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 3.5 miles long (Powers Ferry to West Pallisades/Paces Mill)
Rottenwood Creek, Cobb County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.25 miles long (Windy Hill Road to Chattahoochee River)
Marsh Creek, Fulton County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Mill Spring Academy to Riverside Road)
Chattahoochee River, Cobb/Fulton County, 6 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0.2 miles long (Upstream of Atlanta Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - White Water Learning Center, Fulton County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Big Creek, Fulton County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III(V+) - 2 miles long (Grimes Bridge Road to Vickery Creek Park)
Nickajack Creek, Cobb County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (East-West Connector to Bankhead Highway)
Sweetwater Creek, Douglas County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4 miles long (Sweetwater Creek State Park to Chattahoochee River)
Annewakee River, Douglas County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 3.5 miles long (Anneewakee Road to GA Route 166)
 Ski Areas Near Sope Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 96 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 100 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Sope Creek:
Little River Marina, Canton , 16 miles away
Harbor Town Marina, Acworth , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Sope Creek:
Upper Tanyard Creek Swimming Beach, Bartow , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Sope Creek:
Wyndham Atlanta Galleria, Atlanta , 2 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta NW-Wildwood, Atlanta , 2 miles away
Drury Inn And Suites Atlanta NW, Marietta , 2 miles away
Hyatt Regency Suites Atlanta Northwest, Marietta , 2 miles away
Atlanta Marriott Northwest At Galleria, Atlanta , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sope Creek:
Marietta Campground, Cobb County, 4 miles away
Brookwood Rv Resort Park, Marietta, 4 miles away
Atlanta Marietta RV Resort, Marietta, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sope Creek:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 8 miles away
Sweetwater Creek State Park, Georgia , 17 miles away
Stone Mountain State Park, Georgia , 22 miles away
Red Top Mountain State Park, Georgia , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sope Creek:
Atlanta Country Club, Marietta , 1 miles away
North Fulton Golf Course, Atlanta , 5 miles away
Fox Creek Golf Club & Driving Range, Smyrna , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Sope Creek
Elarbee Lake, Fulton , 3 miles away
White Oak Lake, Cobb , 7 miles away
Northridge Lake, Fulton , 8 miles away

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