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Georgia whitewater, Tanyard Branch

Douglas county, above Dorsett Shoals Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     0.33 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The nature scenery of Georgia and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. Some people prefer whitewater rafting
    and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The starting
location is a reasonable drive from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This section of Tanyard Branch is 0.33 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the above Dorsett Shoals Road section is one of them. This is a very short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and  
over. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
During your spree to Tanyard Branch you'll meet some folks from Douglasville for sure. Sweetwater Creek State Park is a good site to take a look at. Through the summertime months at Tanyard Branch highs are generally in the 80's while night lows are usually in the 60's. During the winter this place gets highs in the 40's; during the dark hours in the winter at Tanyard Branch temperatures dip to the 20's. Much precipitation falls at Tanyard Branch. The month of March is the wettest with most of the rain, and the driest of the months is October.

Tanyard Branch, above Dorsett Shoals 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 Tanyard Branch.
 Whitewater Near Tanyard Branch:
Tanyard Branch, Douglas County, 0 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.33 miles long (above Dorsett Shoals Road)
Annewakee River, Douglas County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 3.5 miles long (Anneewakee Road to GA Route 166)
Dog River, Douglas County, 5 miles away
      Class III+ - 7 miles long (GA Route 5 to Dog River Reservoir)
Mobley Creek, Douglas County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.75 miles long (Banks Mill Road to confluence with upper section of Dog)
Hurricane Creek, Douglas County, 8 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 2.52 miles long (GA Route 5 to Mt. Zion Road)
Sweetwater Creek, Douglas County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4 miles long (Sweetwater Creek State Park to Chattahoochee River)
Wolf Creek, Carroll County, 13 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5 miles long (Jones Mill Road to Highway 5)
Snake River, Carroll County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3 miles long (Banning Mill Road to Johns Mill)
Line Creek, Fayette/Coweta County, 19 miles away
      Class II+ - 6 miles long (Below Highway 54 Close to Peachtree City)
Whooping Creek, Carroll County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Whooping Creek Road to Highway)
 Hotels Near Tanyard Branch:
Hmptn Inn Atlanta Douglasville, Douglasville , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn Express ATLANTA W (I-20) DOUGLASVILLE, Douglasville , 3 miles away
Sleep Inn Douglasville, Douglasville , 3 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Atlanta Douglasville, Douglasville , 3 miles away
Quality Inn Near Six Flags, Douglasville , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tanyard Branch:
Cochran Mill City Park, Palmetto, 7 miles away
Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs, 9 miles away
South Oaks Manufactured Home, Palmetto, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tanyard Branch:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 34 miles away
Sweetwater Creek State Park, Georgia , 9 miles away
Red Top Mountain State Park, Georgia , 27 miles away
John Tanner State Park, Georgia , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tanyard Branch:
Chapel Hills Golf Club, Douglasville , 3 miles away
West Pines Golf Club, Douglasville , 3 miles away
West Pine Golf Course, Douglasville , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Tanyard Branch
Hatcher Lake East, Paulding , 11 miles away
Cowart Lake, Fulton , 14 miles away
Gore Lake, Paulding , 17 miles away

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