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Georgia whitewater, Talking Rock Creek

Pickens Gilmer Gordon Murray county, GA Highway 5 in Blaine to GA Highway 136 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     6.5 miles
  The average Georgia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The natural beauty of Pickens/Gilmer/Gordon/Murray County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. If you're coming from Calhoun it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can
    see on the road map further down. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few
others too. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, you can easily run it on an afternoon. There's camping available near Talking Rock Creek. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Talking Rock Creek is not far at all from Talking Rock; a spree to Fort Mountain State Park is a nice idea. The high level of rainfall makes Talking Rock Creek a reasonably wet site. March is the month that gets the most rain while October is the month with the least amount of precipitation. Throughout the summertime months highs here at Talking Rock Creek reach the 80's; through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. For the period of the wintertime the highs are usually in the 40's, and overnight lows at Talking Rock Creek during the winter commonly drop into the 20's.

Talking Rock Creek, GA Highway 5 in Blaine to GA Highway 136 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Talking Rock Creek.
 Whitewater Near Talking Rock Creek:
Talking Rock Creek, Pickens/Gilmer/Gordon/Murray County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 18 miles long (GA Highway 136 to Carters Lake Reservoir)
Talking Rock Creek, Pickens/Gilmer/Gordon/Murray County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.5 miles long (GA Highway 5 in Blaine to GA Highway 136)
Coosawattee River, Gilmer County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (GA Route 5 to Carter's Lake)
Mountaintown Creek, Gilmer County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.8 miles long (GA Route 282 to Ridgeway Park)
Mountaintown Creek, Gilmer County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Highway 52w to Highway 282w)
Clear Creek, Gilmer County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 2 miles long (Clear Creek Road to Cartecay River)
Cartecay River, Gilmer County, 12 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2 miles long (Stegall Mill Road to DNR)
Whitewater Outfitter - Mountaintown Outdoor Expdtns, Gilmer County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Cartecay River, Gilmer County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 2.1 miles long (Lower Cartecay Road to Stegall Mill Road Road)
Cartecay River, Gilmer County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (GA Route 52 to Lower Cartecay Road)
 Ski Areas Near Talking Rock Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 89 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 92 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 97 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Talking Rock Creek:
Carter's Lake Marina & Resort, Chatsworth , 5 miles away
 Hotels Near Talking Rock Creek:
Comfort Inn & Suites East Ellijay, East Ellijay , 9 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Jasper, Jasper , 10 miles away
Best Western Mountain View Inn, East Ellijay , 10 miles away
Stratford Motor Inn East Ellij, East Ellijay , 10 miles away
Woodbridge Inn, Jasper , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Talking Rock Creek:
Harris Branch, Oakman, 4 miles away
Doll Mountain, Oakman, 4 miles away
Ridgeway, Cherrylog, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Talking Rock Creek:
Bear Creek Trail, Gilmer , 16 miles away
Mountaintown Creek Trail, Gilmer , 17 miles away
Emery Creek Trail, Gilmer , 17 miles away
Songbird Trail, Murray , 18 miles away
Grassy Mountain Tower Trail, Murray , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Talking Rock Creek:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 37 miles away
Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia , 15 miles away
Amicalola Falls and Lodge State Park, Georgia , 24 miles away
Red Top Mountain State Park, Georgia , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Talking Rock Creek:
Big Canoe Golf Club, Big Canoe , 13 miles away
Arrowhead Country Club, Jasper , 14 miles away
Lake Arrowhead, Waleska , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Talking Rock Creek
Carters Lake, Murray , 6 miles away
Lake Arrowhead, Cherokee , 15 miles away

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