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Georgia whitewater, Toccoa River

Fannin county, Swan Bridge to Aska Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     5 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Georgia are harder than the national norm, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The scenic beauty of Fannin County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. This stretch of Toccoa
    River in Fannin County is 5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on
an afternoon. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Swan Bridge to Aska Road section is one of them. There are some good hotels near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
Have a good hiking adventure along the Benton
 
McKaye Trail, and the good people of Blue Ridge like to hang out nearby. Take a hike on the Tearbritches Trail, and Mineral Springs is a scenic place to go to while you're at Toccoa River. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. Near Toccoa River you locate Bullen Gap which is a perfect spot to go to. Toccoa River frequently gets a lot of rain. The wettest month of the year is regularly March, that's the one that rains the most; October on the other hand is the driest. All through the days of summer highs here at Toccoa River reach the 80's, and all through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Toccoa River.
 Whitewater Near Toccoa River:
Whitewater Outfitter - Ocoee Rafting, Polk County, 11 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater Limited, Polk County, 11 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Eagle Ranch On Ice Mountain, Polk County, 11 miles away
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Cartecay River, Gilmer County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (GA Route 52 to Lower Cartecay Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Ocoee Adventure Center, Polk County, 12 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Mountaintown Outdoor Expdtns, Gilmer County, 13 miles away
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Cartecay River, Gilmer County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 2.1 miles long (Lower Cartecay Road to Stegall Mill Road Road)
Jack's River, Fannin County, 13 miles away
      Class II-V - 17.2 miles long (Jones Mill/Bethlehem Church to Conasauga Confluence)
Cartecay River, Gilmer County, 13 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2 miles long (Stegall Mill Road to DNR)
Ocoee River, Polk County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Ocoee #3 to Ocoee #2 Dam)
 Ski Areas Near Toccoa River:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 68 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 72 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 73 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 95 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Toccoa River:
Lake Blue Ridge Marina, Blue Ridge , 4 miles away
Harbor Cove Marina, Murphy , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Toccoa River:
Comfort Inn & Suites Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge , 2 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge , 3 miles away
Reid Ridge Lodge, Blue Ridge , 3 miles away
Stratford Motor Inn East Ellij, East Ellijay , 14 miles away
BEST WESTERN Mountain View Inn, East Ellijay , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Toccoa River:
Lake Blue Ridge Campground, Blue Ridge, 1 miles away
Blue Ridge Mineral Spg Rv Park, Blue Ridge, 2 miles away
Blue Ridge Campground, Fannin County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Toccoa River:
Tearbritches Trail, Fannin , 12 miles away
Benton McKaye Trail, Fannin , 12 miles away
Benton Mackaye Trail, Fannin , 13 miles away
South Fork Trail, Fannin , 13 miles away
Licklog Trail, Polk , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Toccoa River:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 49 miles away
Amicalola Falls and Lodge State Park, Georgia , 17 miles away
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, Tennessee , 24 miles away
Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Toccoa River:
Whitepath Golf Club &, Ellijay , 9 miles away
Copper Basin Golf Club, Copperhill , 9 miles away
Cherokee Hills Golf Club, Murphy , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Toccoa River
Blue Ridge Lake, Fannin , 5 miles away
Weehunt Lake, Fannin , 7 miles away
Campbell Cove Lake, Polk , 14 miles away

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