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South Carolina whitewater, Cedar Creek

Oconee county, Blue Hole Falls to Cobbs Bridge Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     3 miles
  This stretch of Cedar Creek in South Carolina is 3 miles long and it is classified as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. The average South Carolina whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so don't forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots
    of paddling rivers. The starting point is not too far from Seneca, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. There are a
few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. The beautiful scenery of South Carolina and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here  
worthwhile. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Cedar Creek you'll most likely meet some folks from Long Creek; a spree to Oconee State Park rejuvenates the spirit. The Chattooga Trail is a tremendous hiking trail near Cedar Creek; Lake Hartwell State Park is a good location to go. This is such a great river. There is a fine hiking trail near Cedar Creek called the Burrells Ford Trail. For the duration of the days of summer here at Cedar Creek, high temperatures ordinarily get into the 80's.

Cedar Creek, Blue Hole Falls to Cobbs Bridge Road 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 Cedar Creek.
 Whitewater Near Cedar Creek:
Chauga River, Oconee County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 7.5 miles long (Cobbs Bridge Road to North Horseshoe Bridge Road)
Cedar Creek, Oconee County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Blue Hole Falls to Cobbs Bridge Road)
Chauga River, Oconee County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 9.8 miles long (Route 290 /Cassidy Bridge Road to Cobbs Bridge Road)
Chauga River, Oconee County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 5.4 miles long (Route 193 to Route 290/Cassidy Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Nantahala Outdoor Center, Oconee County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Chauga River, Oconee County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3 miles long (Verner Mill Road to Blackwell Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater Limited, Oconee County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whetstone Creek, Oconee County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 1.5 miles long (Sandy Ford Access Road to Sandy Ford)
Brasstown Creek, Oconee County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.8 miles long (Brasstown Road to Yonah Lake)
Chattooga River, Rabun GA / Oconee SC County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 13 miles long (Earls Ford to Route 76 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Cedar Creek:
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 18 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 18 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 47 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 60 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 82 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Cedar Creek:
Lake Keowee Marina, Seneca , 16 miles away
Anchorage Boat Dock, Clayton , 17 miles away
Harbor Light Marina South, Lavonia , 18 miles away
Lakemont Marine, Lakemont , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Cedar Creek:
Quality Inn Seneca, Seneca , 13 miles away
Days Inn Seneca, Seneca , 13 miles away
Country Hearth Inn Toccoa, Toccoa , 15 miles away
BEST WESTERN Executive Inn, Seneca , 15 miles away
Hampton Inn & Suites Seneca, Seneca , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cedar Creek:
Riley Moore Ford, Long Creek, 1 miles away
Cassidy Bridge Campground, Oconee County, 3 miles away
Double Branch Camp, Long Creek, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Cedar Creek:
Chattooga Trail, Rabun , 8 miles away
Burrells Ford Trail, Rabun , 11 miles away
Winding Stairs Trail, Oconee , 12 miles away
Bartram Trail, Rabun , 13 miles away
Three Forks Trail, Rabun , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cedar Creek:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 59 miles away
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 64 miles away
Oconee State Park, South Carolina , 8 miles away
Lake Hartwell State Park, South Carolina , 14 miles away
Tugaloo State Park, Georgia , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cedar Creek:
Currahee Club, Toccoa , 9 miles away
Blue Ridge Golf Center, Walhalla , 10 miles away
Falcon's Lair Golf Course, Walhalla , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Cedar Creek
Yonah Lake, Stephens , 12 miles away
Stonecypher Lake, Stephens , 16 miles away
Lake Keowee, Oconee , 18 miles away

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