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Georgia whitewater, Tiger Creek

Rabun county, Lakemont to Tallulah River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     1 miles
  The natural beauty of Rabun County and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. This section is very short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch.
    There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you're coming from Cornelia it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map
further down the page. The Lakemont to Tallulah River stretch of Tiger Creek in Rabun County is 1 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III section. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. Lodging is available near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. There are campgrounds quite near the  
river where you can camp. Whitewater paddling here in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great experience.

Briefly about the general area:
Go for a hike on the Bartram Trail, and this is a popular site for folks from Lakemont. Yeah, come up here to the Blue Ridge Mountains for a delightful time. Sky Valley has good slopes and a friendly staff; naturally, everyone loves Tallulah Gorge State Park. This river is so good. Not far from Tiger Creek you locate Persimmon Point; pleasant hiking is available along the Chattooga Trail. Black Rock Mountain State Park is a glorious location to go if you're at Tiger Creek.

Tiger Creek, Lakemont to Tallulah 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 Tiger Creek.
 Whitewater Near Tiger Creek:
Tiger Creek, Rabun County, 0 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Lakemont to Tallulah River)
Tallulah River, Rabun County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Old Highway 441 to Tallulah Falls Lake)
Stekoa Creek, Rabun County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Highway 23 to Rickman Airfield Road)
Tallulah River, Rabun County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.5 miles long (Tallulah Gorge to Lake Tugaloo)
Stekoa Creek, Rabun County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.75 miles long (Timber Bluff Road off US Route 76 to Chattooga River)
Big Panther Creek, Habersham Stephens County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 5.3 miles long (Old Highway 441 to dirt road by Panther Creek by Yonah Lake Road)
Chattooga River, Rabun GA / Oconee SC County, 8 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, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV+(V) - 5.2 miles long (Route 76 Bridge to Tugaloo Lake Boat Ramp)
Brasstown Creek, Oconee County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.8 miles long (Brasstown Road to Yonah Lake)
Darnell Creek, Rabun County, 10 miles away
      Class III+(V+) - 1 miles long (Roadside along Darnell Creek Road)
 Ski Areas Near Tiger Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 12 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 15 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 49 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 53 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 91 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Tiger Creek:
Lakemont Marine, Lakemont , 2 miles away
Anchorage Boat Dock, Clayton , 5 miles away
Anchorage Marine, Clayton , 6 miles away
LA Prade's Marina, Clarkesville , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Tiger Creek:
Quality Inn & Suites Mt. Chalet, Clayton , 5 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Clayton , 5 miles away
Beechwood Inn Bed Breakfast And Wine Cellar, Clayton , 5 miles away
Days Inn Clayton, Clayton , 5 miles away
Knights Inn Dillard, Dillard , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tiger Creek:
River Campground and Lodge, Lakemont, 1 miles away
Tallulah Gorge State Park, Tallulah Falls, 3 miles away
Terrora Park Campground, Rabun County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Tiger Creek:
Bartram Trail, Rabun , 8 miles away
Chattooga Trail, Rabun , 11 miles away
Stewart Trail, Macon , 14 miles away
Gage Trail, Macon , 15 miles away
Hurricane Creek Trail, Macon , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tiger Creek:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 53 miles away
Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia , 3 miles away
Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia , 8 miles away
Moccasin Creek State Park, Georgia , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tiger Creek:
Rabun County Golf Club, Clayton , 4 miles away
Kingwood Golf Club & Resort, Clayton , 5 miles away
The Orchard Golf And Country Club, Clarkesville , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Tiger Creek
Yonah Lake, Stephens , 8 miles away
Lake Burton, Rabun , 9 miles away
Stonecypher Lake, Stephens , 17 miles away

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