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Tennessee whitewater, Gee Creek

Polk county, hike up back to parking area section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     1 miles
  The hike up back to parking area section of Gee Creek in Tennessee is 1 miles long and is a class IV-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you're coming from Athens it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This is an extremely short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. You might be into whitewater
    rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of places for that. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels
fill up quick. The hike up back to parking area stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're not from around here don't forget  
that rivers here are less forgiving. The natural beauty of Polk County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything.

Briefly about the general area:
Places like Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park are good to pop by, and Hiwassee Gap is a magnificent place to spend some time. Going for a hike along the Gee Creek Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. A journey to Parksville Beach right next door to Gee Creek is always a good idea; while you're here you can take a hike along the Fishermans Trail. While you're here at Gee Creek you will meet lots of folks from close by Reliance.

Gee Creek, hike up back to parking area 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 Gee Creek.
 Whitewater Near Gee Creek:
Gee Creek, Polk County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (hike up back to parking area)
Whitewater Outfitter - Webb Brothers Float Service Store, Polk County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Hiwassee Outfitters, Polk County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Little Loss Creek, Polk County, 6 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (into Big Loss Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Man of Rubber, Polk County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Goforth Creek, Polk County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (to Ocoee)
Ocoee River, Polk County, 10 miles away
      Class III+ - 5 miles long (#2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse)
Whitewater Outfitter - Ocoee Inn Rafting, Polk County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Big Frog Expeditions, Polk County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Ocoee Adventure, Polk County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Gee Creek:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 72 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 83 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 86 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Gee Creek:
Lake Ocoee Inn & Marina, Benton , 10 miles away
 Beaches Near Gee Creek:
Parksville Beach, Polk , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Gee Creek:
Red Roof Inn Etowah, Etowah , 5 miles away
Days Inn Athens, Athens , 14 miles away
Super 8 Athens, Athens , 14 miles away
Scottish Inns Athens, Athens , 14 miles away
Holiday Inn Express ATHENS, Athens , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Gee Creek:
Lost Corral Horse Camp, Reliance, 1 miles away
Quinn Springs, Reliance, 1 miles away
Hiawassee/Ocoee SRSP - Gee Creek, Reliance, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Gee Creek:
Gee Creek Trail, Polk , 0 miles away
Fishermans Trail, Polk , 0 miles away
Lowry Falls Trail, Polk , 1 miles away
Chestnut Mountain Trail, Polk , 1 miles away
Spanking Stump Trail, Polk , 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Gee Creek:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 46 miles away
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, Tennessee , 2 miles away
Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia , 29 miles away
Fort Loudoun State Park, Tennessee , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Gee Creek:
Ridgewood Golf Club, Athens , 7 miles away
Willow Springs Golf Course, Athens , 13 miles away
Rock Springs Golf Course, Athens , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Gee Creek
Parksville Lake, Polk , 11 miles away
Campbell Cove Lake, Polk , 14 miles away
Yeller Nugget Lake, Monroe , 14 miles away

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