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North Carolina whitewater, Santeetlah River

Graham county, FR 81c Bridge to Forest Service Gate section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     3.4 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in North Carolina are easier than the national norm, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. This section of Santeetlah River in Graham County is 3.4 miles long and has been rated as a class V section by American Whitewater. The wonderful Graham County scenery and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. You might be into whitewater
    rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more.
This section is quite short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Knoxville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The FR 81c Bridge to Forest Service Gate stretch is  
one of many paddling stretches in this river system. There's camping available near Santeetlah River. When you're paddling down a Great Smoky Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too.

Briefly about the general area:
The Brush Mountain Trail offers hiking at its best; during your trip here you'll meet some folks from Robbinsville for sure. Yeah, come up here to the Great Smoky Mountains for a pleasant time. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Santeetlah River; South Fork Citico Trail is a nice local trail. Summer at Santeetlah River arrives with high temperatures in the 80's.

Santeetlah River, FR 81c Bridge to Forest Service Gate 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 Santeetlah River.
 Whitewater Near Santeetlah River:
Santeetlah River, Graham County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 3.4 miles long (FR 81c Bridge to Forest Service Gate)
Santeetlah River, Graham County, 1 miles away
      Class III+ - 5 miles long (Gate to FS Road 81 Bridge)
Citico Creek, Monroe County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Doublecamp to Little Tennessee River)
Snowbird Creek, Graham County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 8 miles long (Hooper Bald to Junction)
Slickrock Creek, Graham/ County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.5 miles long (Big Fat Gap to Lake Cheoh)
North River, Monroe County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (North River Campground to Tellico River)
Snowbird Creek, Graham County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Junction to First Bridge Downstream)
Santeetlah River, Graham County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Forest Service road 81 to Santeetlah Lake)
Citico Creek, Cherokee County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4 miles long (Indian Boundary to Below Pigs in Space)
Doublecamp Creek, Monroe County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 3.17 miles long (to Citico Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Santeetlah River:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 37 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 49 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 51 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 64 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Santeetlah River:
Santeetlah Marina, Lake Santeetlah , 10 miles away
Deyton Camp Boat Dock Rentals, Robbinsville , 13 miles away
Duke's Hideaway Marina, Murphy , 14 miles away
Shooks Marina, Murphy , 14 miles away
Mountain View Marina, Murphy , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Santeetlah River:
Hampton Inn Murphy, Murphy , 13 miles away
BEST WESTERN Of Murphy, Murphy , 13 miles away
Creekside Paradise, Robbinsville , 13 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Robbinsville, Robbinsville , 14 miles away
Quality Inn Andrews, Andrews , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Santeetlah River:
Horse Cove Campground, Graham County, 6 miles away
Bear Creek Hunt Camp, Robbinsville, 6 miles away
Rattler Ford Campground, Graham County, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Santeetlah River:
South Fork Citico Trail, Monroe , 3 miles away
Brush Mountain Trail, Monroe , 4 miles away
Jeffrey Trail, Monroe , 4 miles away
Sugar Cove Trail, Monroe , 4 miles away
Big Indian Branch Trail, Monroe , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Santeetlah River:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 40 miles away
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 59 miles away
Fort Loudoun State Park, Tennessee , 20 miles away
Vogel State Park, Georgia , 33 miles away
Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Santeetlah River:
Cherokee Hills Golf Club, Murphy , 18 miles away
Golf Club, Maryville , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Santeetlah River
Santeetlah Lake, Graham , 9 miles away
Fontana Lake, Swain , 15 miles away
Hiwassee Lake, Cherokee , 16 miles away

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