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South Carolina whitewater, Chattooga River - East Fork

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

 
  The starting point is not too far from Seneca, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The wonderful South Carolina scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Chattooga River - East Fork are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The wild scenery of the Blue
    Ridge Mountains is great. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. The Walhalla Fish Hatchery to Chattooga section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. If
you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside South Carolina you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. This is a pretty short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this  
area has a large number of paddling places.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're visiting Chattooga River - East Fork from Cashiers, you won't be the only one. Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests is a pleasant site; do put some time aside to spend at Spoonauger Falls while you're here at Chattooga River - East Fork. This river has so much to offer. Ellicott Rock is something you shouldn't miss while you're here at Chattooga River - East Fork, and sites like Oconee State Park are nice to check out. Chattooga River - East Fork is right by the Foothills Trail. At Chattooga River - East Fork through the days of summer highs are in the 70's.

Chattooga River - East Fork, Walhalla Fish Hatchery to Chattooga 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- - 2.46 miles long (Walhalla Fish Hatchery to Chattooga)
Chattooga River, Oconee SC/ Rabun GA County, 2 miles away
      Class II-V - 11.3 miles long (Burrell's Ford to Highway 28 Bridge)
Chattooga River - East Fork, Oconee County, 2 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1.9 miles long (Highway 107 to Walhalla Fish Hatchery)
Chattooga River, Rabun/Oconee County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 5 miles long (Bull Pen Bridge to Burrells Ford Bridge)
Chattooga River, Jackson/Macon County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Bullpen Bridge to Burrell's Ford)
Whitewater River, Jackson/Transylvania County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4 miles long (Bullpen Road to Highway 281)
Chattooga River, Jackson County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 6 miles long (North Carolina 1107 to Bull Pen Bridge)
Whitewater, Oconee County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 2.4 miles long (Base of Upper Falls to Lake Jocassee)
Chattooga River, Rabun GA / Oconee SC County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 13 miles long (Earls Ford to Route 76 Bridge)
Chattooga River, Rabun GA / Oconee SC County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 13 miles long (Earls Ford to Route 76 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Chattooga River - East Fork:
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 16 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 19 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 33 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 52 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 68 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 , 8 miles away
The Park On Main Hotel, Highlands , 9 miles away
200 Main, Highlands , 9 miles away
Mitchells Lodge And Cottages, Highlands , 9 miles away
Half Mile Farm, Highlands , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chattooga River - East Fork:
King Creek, Cashiers, 1 miles away
Burrel Place Campground, Oconee County, 1 miles away
Burrell's Ford, Cashiers, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Chattooga River - East Fork:
Foothills Trail, Oconee , 3 miles away
Foothills Trail, Oconee , 3 miles away
Winding Stairs Trail, Oconee , 3 miles away
Ellicott Rock Trail, Macon , 4 miles away
Burrells Ford Trail, Rabun , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chattooga River - East Fork:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 50 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 50 miles away
Oconee State Park, South Carolina , 7 miles away
Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests, South Carolina , 9 miles away
Keowee-Toxaway State Park, South Carolina , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chattooga River - East Fork:
Wade Hampton Golf Club, Cashiers , 5 miles away
Headwaters Golf Club, Cashiers , 6 miles away
Landings, Cashiers , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Chattooga River - East Fork
Cliffside Lake, Macon , 12 miles away
Lake Jocassee, Oconee , 12 miles away
Lake Jocasse, Oconee , 12 miles away

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