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Georgia whitewater, Stekoa Creek

Rabun county, Timber Bluff Road off US Route 76 to Chattooga River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V     6.75 miles
  This section of Stekoa Creek is 6.75 miles long and is a class III-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so better not forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.
    This stretch is mid length, it's perfect for a one day trip. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up
quick. The Blue Ridge Mountains scenery is wonderful. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Timber Bluff Road off US Route 76 to Chattooga River section is one of them. The beautiful scenery of Georgia and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. The put-in is not too far from Toccoa,  
as you can see on the road map further down.

Briefly about the general area:
The good people of Lakemont like to hang out close by, and Tallulah Gorge State Park is a pleasant site to have a look at. You just can't envision the amount of outdoors amusing stuff the Blue Ridge Mountains has to offer. There are good sites to look at along the Chattooga Trail, and Sky Valley is a good local ski area. At this river you will always have a good time. Going for a hike on the Bartram Trail is always a nice adventure. Black Rock Mountain State Park is a perfect place. The warmest time of the year at Stekoa Creek comes with high temperatures in the 80's.

Stekoa Creek, Timber Bluff Road off US Route 76 to Chattooga 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 Stekoa Creek.
 Whitewater Near Stekoa Creek:
Stekoa Creek, Rabun County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.75 miles long (Timber Bluff Road off US Route 76 to Chattooga River)
Chattooga River, Rabun GA / Oconee SC County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV+(V) - 5.2 miles long (Route 76 Bridge to Tugaloo Lake Boat Ramp)
Chattooga River, Rabun GA / Oconee SC County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV+(V) - 5.2 miles long (Route 76 Bridge to Tugaloo Lake Boat Ramp)
Tiger Creek, Rabun County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Lakemont to Tallulah River)
Tallulah River, Rabun County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.5 miles long (Tallulah Gorge to Lake Tugaloo)
Tallulah River, Rabun County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Old Highway 441 to Tallulah Falls Lake)
Stekoa Creek, Rabun County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Highway 23 to Rickman Airfield Road)
Brasstown Creek, Oconee County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.8 miles long (Brasstown Road to Yonah Lake)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater Limited, Oconee County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Big Panther Creek, Habersham Stephens County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 5.3 miles long (Old Highway 441 to dirt road by Panther Creek by Yonah Lake Road)
 Ski Areas Near Stekoa Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 11 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 13 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 48 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 54 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 88 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Stekoa Creek:
Lakemont Marine, Lakemont , 6 miles away
Anchorage Boat Dock, Clayton , 6 miles away
Anchorage Marine, Clayton , 10 miles away
LA Prade's Marina, Clarkesville , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Stekoa Creek:
Quality Inn & Suites Mt. Chalet, Clayton , 6 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Clayton , 6 miles away
Days Inn Clayton, Clayton , 6 miles away
Beechwood Inn Bed Breakfast And Wine Cellar, Clayton , 6 miles away
Knights Inn Dillard, Dillard , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stekoa Creek:
Woodall Shoals, Mountain Rest, 3 miles away
River Campground and Lodge, Lakemont, 3 miles away
Terrora Campground, Tallulah Falls, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Stekoa Creek:
Bartram Trail, Rabun , 5 miles away
Chattooga Trail, Rabun , 7 miles away
Three Forks Trail, Rabun , 15 miles away
Gage Trail, Macon , 16 miles away
Burrells Ford Trail, Rabun , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Stekoa Creek:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 54 miles away
Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia , 5 miles away
Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia , 9 miles away
Moccasin Creek State Park, Georgia , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stekoa Creek:
Kingwood Golf Club & Resort, Clayton , 4 miles away
Rabun County Golf Club, Clayton , 6 miles away
The Orchard Golf And Country Club, Clarkesville , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Stekoa Creek
Yonah Lake, Stephens , 6 miles away
Lake Burton, Rabun , 13 miles away
Stonecypher Lake, Stephens , 15 miles away

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