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North Carolina whitewater, Middle Creek

Macon county, North Carolina 106 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV(V+)     0.3 miles
  If you're coming from Seneca it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The wonderful North Carolina scenery and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. The North Carolina 106 section of Middle Creek in Macon County is 0.3 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-IV(V+) section. You might be into whitewater
    rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling spots. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in North Carolina are easier than the national norm, so don't forget that the rivers in
this state are less demanding. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. There are no other stretches to paddle along Middle Creek than the North Carolina 106 stretch. There are many good hotels to choose from, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This is a very short section so no need to bring snacks. The wild scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains is great. A bit of exercise and spending  
some quality time in nature are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
What would a site like Middle Creek be without exciting nearby characteristics like Natural Bridge. Don't leave Middle Creek without going to Black Rock Mountain State Park, and on a pleasant day you can take a hike along the Bartram Trail. This is such a great river. A tour to Estatoah Falls will fill your soul with good feelings, and if the weather is good, you can go for a hike along the Three Forks Trail. You'll meet a lot of people from Dillard here, and skiing at Scaly Mountain is one of those things you just have to do.

Middle Creek, North Carolina 106 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 Middle Creek.
 Whitewater Near Middle Creek:
Darnell Creek, Rabun County, 4 miles away
      Class III+(V+) - 1 miles long (Roadside along Darnell Creek Road)
Cullasaja River, Macon County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 2 miles long (Base of Cullasaja Falls to Peeks Creek Bridge)
Overflow Creek, Rabun County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 5 miles long (USFS Road 86B to Overflow Creek Road Bridge)
Cullasaja River, Macon County, 6 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 2.5 miles long (Below Cosmic Crunch to Above Cullasaja Falls)
Holcombe Creek, Rabun County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 1.9 miles long (FS Road 86B bridge to Three Forks of West Fork Chattooga)
Cullasaja River, Macon County, 7 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2 miles long (Peeks Creek Road to Peaceful Cove Road)
Cullasaja River, Macon County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4.75 miles long (Lake Sequoyah to below Cosmic Crunch)
Cullasaja River, Macon County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Peaceful Cove Road to Fulton Road)
Clear Creek, Macon/Rabun County, 8 miles away
      Class III+(V+) - 2 miles long (Off Highway 28 Into Overflow Creek)
Warwoman Creek, Rabun County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.2 miles long (Earl's Ford Road to Chattooga River)
 Ski Areas Near Middle Creek:
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 1 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 3 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 35 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 42 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 78 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Middle Creek:
Anchorage Boat Dock, Clayton , 9 miles away
Anchorage Marine, Clayton , 13 miles away
Lakemont Marine, Lakemont , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Middle Creek:
Mountain Valley Inn, Dillard , 4 miles away
Knights Inn Dillard, Dillard , 5 miles away
Mitchells Lodge And Cottages, Highlands , 9 miles away
Days Inn Clayton, Clayton , 9 miles away
200 Main, Highlands , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Middle Creek:
River Vista Mountain Village, Dillard, 4 miles away
Andy's Trout Farm, Dillard, 5 miles away
Appalachian RV Travel Center, Franklin, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Middle Creek:
Three Forks Trail, Rabun , 8 miles away
Bartram Trail, Rabun , 8 miles away
Gage Trail, Macon , 9 miles away
Stewart Trail, Macon , 9 miles away
Chattooga Trail, Rabun , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Middle Creek:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 42 miles away
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 63 miles away
Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia , 8 miles away
Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina , 14 miles away
Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Middle Creek:
Sky Valley Resort, Dillard , 1 miles away
Highlands Falls Country Club Pool & Tennis, Highlands , 8 miles away
Old Edwards Club, Highlands , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Middle Creek
Cliffside Lake, Macon , 7 miles away
Yonah Lake, Stephens , 19 miles away
Lake Burton, Rabun , 19 miles away

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