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Georgia whitewater, Yahoola Creek

Lumpkin county, US 19 North of Dahlonega to US 19 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-IV     6 miles
  The nature scenery of Georgia and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Georgia you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so better not forget that many runs in this state are not easy. The put-in location is a short drive from Gainesville, as you can see on the road map further down. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This section of Yahoola
    Creek is 6 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-IV section. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, you can easily run it on an afternoon. No need to look hard for
hotels, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The wild scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains is great. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the US 19  
North of Dahlonega to US 19 stretch is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Vogel State Park is a good location to stretch your legs a bit; you'll meet a lot of folks from Dahlonega here. That right there is a heap of fun things already but it goes on, the Blue Ridge Mountains has it all. Going for a hike on the DeSoto Falls Trail is always a great adventure. There is a magnificent hiking trail right next door to Yahoola Creek called the Black Mountain Trail. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to Yahoola Creek, and during the night it cools down to the 60's.

Yahoola Creek, US 19 North of Dahlonega to US 19 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Yahoola Creek.
 Whitewater Near Yahoola Creek:
Yahoola Creek, Lumpkin County, 1 miles away
      Class I-IV - 6 miles long (US 19 North of Dahlonega to US 19)
Yahoola Creek, Lumpkin County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 6 miles long (US 19 to Chestatee River)
Etowah River, Lumpkin/ Dawson County, 5 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 13.3 miles long (US 19 to Highway 136)
Etowah River, Lumpkin County, 7 miles away
      Class II(III) - 10.5 miles long (Hightower Road to US 19)
Chestatee River, Lumpkin County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.1 miles long (Grindle Falls Road to Copper Mine)
Etowah River, Lumpkin County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Above Hightower Road)
Dicks Creek, Lumpkin County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Waters Creek Campground to Turners Corner)
Dicks Creek, Lumpkin County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 0.75 miles long (WMA Gate to Waters Creek Campground)
Chestatee River, Lumpkin County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 11.4 miles long (Turners Corner to Grindle Bridge)
Chestatee River, Lumpkin County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 32 miles long (Coppermine to Lake Lanier)
 Ski Areas Near Yahoola Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 50 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 54 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 , 85 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Yahoola Creek:
Gainesville Marina, Gainesville , 13 miles away
Blairsville Docks Unlimited, Blairsville , 20 miles away
Bald Ridge Marina, Cumming , 20 miles away
Starboard Cove Marina, Flowery Branch , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Yahoola Creek:
The Smith House Historic Hotels Of America, Dahlonega , 0 miles away
Park Place Hotel, Dahlonega , 0 miles away
Days Inn Dahlonega, Dahlonega , 1 miles away
Quality Inn Dahlonega, Dahlonega , 1 miles away
Holiday Inn Express DAHLONEGA, Dahlonega , 1 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Yahoola Creek:
Blackburn Park and Campground, Dahlonega, 2 miles away
Crisson Campground, Dahlonega, 2 miles away
Etowah River Campground, Dahlonega, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Yahoola Creek:
Black Mountain Trail, Union , 8 miles away
DeSoto Falls Trail, Lumpkin , 12 miles away
Whitly Gap Trail, White , 15 miles away
Duncan Ridge Trail, Union , 15 miles away
Coosa Backcountry Trail, Union , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Yahoola Creek:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 39 miles away
Vogel State Park, Georgia , 14 miles away
Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia , 15 miles away
Amicalola Falls and Lodge State Park, Georgia , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Yahoola Creek:
Nicklaus Golf Club at Birch River, Dahlonega , 2 miles away
Gold Creek Golf Course, Dawsonville , 10 miles away
Trader Golf Of North Georgia, Dawsonville , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Yahoola Creek
Lake Qualatchee, White , 14 miles away

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