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South Carolina whitewater, Chauga River

Oconee county, Route 290 /Cassidy Bridge Road to Cobbs Bridge Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     9.8 miles
  The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The scenic beauty of South Carolina and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Seneca, if you're not familiar
    with the area there's a road map further down the page. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general
area you'll find lots of paddling spots. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Route 290 /Cassidy Bridge Road to Cobbs Bridge Road section is just one of many. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The Route 290 /Cassidy Bridge Road to Cobbs Bridge Road stretch of Chauga River  
    in South Carolina is 9.8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV section of whitewater. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more.

Briefly
  about the general area:
The friendly folks of Long Creek like to hang out nearby; if the weather is great, you can go for a hike along the Chattooga Trail. A visit to Chauga River wouldn’t be complete without a visit to close by Tallulah Gorge State Park. The Burrells Ford Trail is a great hiking trail next to Chauga River, and don't leave without stopping by Oconee State Park.

Chauga River, Route 290 /Cassidy Bridge Road 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 Chauga River.
 Whitewater Near Chauga River:
Chauga River, OconeeCounty, 2 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 7.5 miles long (Cobbs Bridge Road to North Horseshoe Bridge Road)
Cedar Creek, OconeeCounty, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Blue Hole Falls to Cobbs Bridge Road)
Chauga River, OconeeCounty, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 9.8 miles long (Route 290 /Cassidy Bridge Road to Cobbs Bridge Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Nantahala Outdoor Center, OconeeCounty, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Chauga River, OconeeCounty, 4 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 5.4 miles long (Route 193 to Route 290/Cassidy Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater Limited, OconeeCounty, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Chauga River, OconeeCounty, 6 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3 miles long (Verner Mill Road to Blackwell Bridge)
Whetstone Creek, OconeeCounty, 6 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 1.5 miles long (Sandy Ford Access Road to Sandy Ford)
Brasstown Creek, OconeeCounty, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.8 miles long (Brasstown Road to Yonah Lake)
Chattooga River, Rabun GA / Oconee SCCounty, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV+(V) - 5.2 miles long (Route 76 Bridge to Tugaloo Lake Boat Ramp)
 Ski Areas Near Chauga River:
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 17 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 17 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 , 83 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Chauga River:
Anchorage Boat Dock, Clayton , 16 miles away
Lakemont Marine, Lakemont , 17 miles away
Lake Keowee Marina, Seneca , 17 miles away
Harbor Light Marina South, Lavonia , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Chauga River:
Country Hearth Inn Toccoa, Toccoa , 14 miles away
Quality Inn Seneca, Seneca , 14 miles away
Days Inn Seneca, Seneca , 15 miles away
Days Inn Clayton, Clayton , 16 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Clayton , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chauga River:
Cassidy Bridge Campground, Oconee County, 2 miles away
Yellow Branch Campground, Oconee County, 5 miles away
Cherry Hill, Mountain Rest, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Chauga River:
Chattooga Trail, Rabun , 6 miles away
Burrells Ford Trail, Rabun , 11 miles away
Bartram Trail, Rabun , 11 miles away
Winding Stairs Trail, Oconee , 13 miles away
Three Forks Trail, Rabun , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chauga River:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 59 miles away
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 65 miles away
Oconee State Park, South Carolina , 9 miles away
Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia , 15 miles away
Lake Hartwell State Park, South Carolina , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chauga River:
Currahee Club, Toccoa , 9 miles away
Blue Ridge Golf Center, Walhalla , 11 miles away
Falcon's Lair Golf Course, Walhalla , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Chauga River
Yonah Lake, Stephens , 11 miles away
Stonecypher Lake, Stephens , 15 miles away
Cliffside Lake, Macon , 19 miles away

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