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South Carolina whitewater, Chattooga River - East Fork

Oconee county, Highway 107 to Walhalla Fish Hatchery section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
  The nature scenery of Oconee County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if
    you make reservations in advance you're all set. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Seneca, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river
system, the Highway 107 to Walhalla Fish Hatchery stretch is just one of many. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. The average South Carolina whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. This is a short paddling stretch  
so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. The beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great plus for this river.

Briefly about the general area:
Chattooga River - East Fork is near Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests which is a stunning spot. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Foothills Trail, and Oconee State Park is a glorious place to stretch your legs a bit. At this river you will always have a good time. There are plenty of folks from Cashiers here at Chattooga River - East Fork. During the days of summer highs here at Chattooga River - East Fork get into the 70's.

Chattooga River - East Fork, Highway 107 to Walhalla Fish Hatchery 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 Chattooga River - East Fork.
 Whitewater Near Chattooga River - East Fork:
Chattooga River - East Fork, Oconee County, 1 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1.9 miles long (Highway 107 to Walhalla Fish Hatchery)
Chattooga River - East Fork, Oconee County, 1 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2.46 miles long (Walhalla Fish Hatchery to Chattooga)
Whitewater River, Jackson/Transylvania County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4 miles long (Bullpen Road to Highway 281)
Chattooga River, Oconee SC/ Rabun GA County, 4 miles away
      Class II-V - 11.3 miles long (Burrell's Ford to Highway 28 Bridge)
Whitewater, Oconee County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 2.4 miles long (Base of Upper Falls to Lake Jocassee)
Chattooga River, Rabun/Oconee County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 5 miles long (Bull Pen Bridge to Burrells Ford Bridge)
Chattooga River, Jackson/Macon County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Bullpen Bridge to Burrell's Ford)
Chattooga River, Jackson County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 6 miles long (North Carolina 1107 to Bull Pen Bridge)
Thompson River, Transylvania County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.2 miles long (North Route 281 to Lake Jocassee)
Little River - North Fork, Oconee County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Highway 11 to Tanyard Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Chattooga River - East Fork:
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 17 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 20 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 32 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 53 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 66 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Chattooga River - East Fork:
Lake Keowee Marina, Seneca , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Chattooga River - East Fork:
Hampton Inn - Suites Cashiers-Sapphire Valley, Sapphire , 7 miles away
Bluegreen Club Lodges Trillium, Ascend Resort Collection, Cashiers , 10 miles away
The Park On Main Hotel, Highlands , 10 miles away
200 Main, Highlands , 10 miles away
Half Mile Farm, Highlands , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chattooga River - East Fork:
Sloan Bridge Campground, Oconee County, 1 miles away
Burrel Place Campground, Oconee County, 2 miles away
King Creek, Cashiers, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Chattooga River - East Fork:
Foothills Trail, Oconee , 1 miles away
Foothills Trail, Oconee , 1 miles away
Winding Stairs Trail, Oconee , 4 miles away
Ellicott Rock Trail, Macon , 5 miles away
Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail, Jackson , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chattooga River - East Fork:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 49 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 51 miles away
Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests, South Carolina , 7 miles away
Oconee State Park, South Carolina , 8 miles away
Keowee-Toxaway State Park, South Carolina , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chattooga River - East Fork:
Wade Hampton Golf Club, Cashiers , 5 miles away
Headwaters Golf Club, Cashiers , 5 miles away
Landings, Cashiers , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Chattooga River - East Fork
Lake Jocassee, Oconee , 10 miles away
Lake Jocasse, Oconee , 10 miles away
Lake Toxaway, Transylvania , 12 miles away

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