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South Carolina whitewater, Brasstown Creek

Oconee county, Brasstown Road to Yonah Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     3.8 miles
  The Brasstown Road to Yonah Lake section of Brasstown Creek in Oconee County is 3.8 miles long and is a class V+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The natural beauty of Oconee County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. This river system
    has a few good paddling stretches and the Brasstown Road to Yonah Lake section is one of them. This section is quite short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. If you're a camper you can
camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. The starting point is not too far from Toccoa, as you can see on the road map further down. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because  
these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Brasstown Creek you will meet lots of folks from nearby Long Creek, and if the weather is great, you can go for a hike along the Bartram Trail. A great site like Tallulah Gorge State Park near Brasstown Creek is too delightful to leave out, and going for a hike along the Chattooga Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this region. This is such a fun river. Going to Black Rock Mountain State Park close to Brasstown Creek is a good thing to do. During the warm months at Brasstown Creek temperatures are mostly in the 80's with overnight lows in the 60's.

Brasstown Creek, Brasstown Road to Yonah Lake 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 Brasstown Creek.
 Whitewater Near Brasstown Creek:
Brasstown Creek, Oconee County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.8 miles long (Brasstown Road to Yonah Lake)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater Limited, Oconee County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Tallulah River, Rabun County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.5 miles long (Tallulah Gorge to Lake Tugaloo)
Chattooga River, Rabun GA / Oconee SC County, 6 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, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV+(V) - 5.2 miles long (Route 76 Bridge to Tugaloo Lake Boat Ramp)
Big Panther Creek, Habersham Stephens County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 5.3 miles long (Old Highway 441 to dirt road by Panther Creek by Yonah Lake Road)
Tallulah River, Rabun County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Old Highway 441 to Tallulah Falls Lake)
Stekoa Creek, Rabun County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.75 miles long (Timber Bluff Road off US Route 76 to Chattooga River)
Chauga River, Oconee County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 9.8 miles long (Route 290 /Cassidy Bridge Road to Cobbs Bridge Road)
Tiger Creek, Rabun County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Lakemont to Tallulah River)
 Ski Areas Near Brasstown Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 16 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 18 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 51 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 59 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 90 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Brasstown Creek:
Lakemont Marine, Lakemont , 9 miles away
Anchorage Boat Dock, Clayton , 12 miles away
Anchorage Marine, Clayton , 15 miles away
LA Prade's Marina, Clarkesville , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Brasstown Creek:
Country Hearth Inn Toccoa, Toccoa , 7 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Mt. Chalet, Clayton , 11 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Clayton , 11 miles away
Days Inn Clayton, Clayton , 12 miles away
Beechwood Inn Bed Breakfast And Wine Cellar, Clayton , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Brasstown Creek:
Brasstown Falls, Long Creek, 1 miles away
Lake Yonah County ParK, Tallulah Falls, 2 miles away
Tugaloo ParkL, Tallulah Falls, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Brasstown Creek:
Chattooga Trail, Rabun , 8 miles away
Bartram Trail, Rabun , 9 miles away
Burrells Ford Trail, Rabun , 17 miles away
Three Forks Trail, Rabun , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Brasstown Creek:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 59 miles away
Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia , 7 miles away
Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia , 14 miles away
Oconee State Park, South Carolina , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Brasstown Creek:
Pines Golf Course, Toccoa , 7 miles away
Kingwood Golf Club & Resort, Clayton , 10 miles away
Currahee Club, Toccoa , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Brasstown Creek
Yonah Lake, Stephens , 2 miles away
Stonecypher Lake, Stephens , 10 miles away
Nancy Town Lake, Habersham , 16 miles away

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