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Georgia whitewater, Alcovy River

Newton county, Factory Shoals section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     2.4 miles
this river is very shallow in most spots just like the yellow river.† lots of fun all the way to lake jackson. even a good tubing river. Says patrick coady

Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. This section of Alcovy River in Georgia is 2.4 miles long and it is classified as a class III section by
    American Whitewater. 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. The wonderful Newton
County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The starting point is not too far from Macon, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. The Factory Shoals stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system.  
This section is quite short so no need to bring snacks.

Briefly about the general area:
A wonderful site in the vicinity of Alcovy River is Factory Shoals, and Parker Neck is not far at all. Alcovy River is right by the Kinnard Horse Trail; you'll almost certainly meet some folks from Mansfield here. This river is so wonderful. When you're here at Alcovy River it's always fun to take a look at Indian Springs State Park. All through the days of summer at Alcovy River temperatures are commonly in the 80's, and during the night it cools down to the 60's. Highs all through the winter are regularly in the 50's, and night lows at Alcovy River through the wintertime mostly plunge into the 30's.

Alcovy River, Factory Shoals road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Alcovy River.
 Whitewater Near Alcovy River:
Alcovy River, Newton County, 0 miles away
      Class III - 2.4 miles long (Factory Shoals)
South River, Newton/Henry County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 0.5 miles long (GA 81 to Snapping Shoals Creek)
Big Sandy Creek, Butts County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.51 miles long (Chief McIntosh Lake to GA 42)
Hard Labor Creek, Morgan County, 20 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Historic Brown Hill Church to Browning Shoals)
Towaliga River, Monroe County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III+(V) - 2 miles long (High Falls)
Little Towaliga River, Monroe County, 23 miles away
      Class III - 2.4 miles long (Rocky Creek Road to Higgins Mill Road)
Yellow River, -blank- County, 24 miles away
      Class II(III) - 37 miles long (Highway 124 to Lake Jackson)
Alcovy River, Barrow/ Walton/ Newton County, 25 miles away
      Class II-III - 21 miles long (GA Route 81 to US 278)
Murder Creek, Putnam County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 3 miles long (Stanfordville to Lake Sinclare)
Yellow River, Gwinnett/Dekalb County, 27 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Annistown Bridge to Highway 124)
 Ski Areas Near Alcovy River:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 94 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 97 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Alcovy River:
Sandy's Highway 36 Marina, Jackson , 6 miles away
Martin's Marina, Monticello , 7 miles away
 Hotels Near Alcovy River:
Travelodge Covington, Covington , 9 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites COVINGTON, Covington , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn Covington, Covington , 9 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Covington, Covington , 10 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Covington , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Alcovy River:
Factory Shoals County Park, Mansfield, 0 miles away
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, Mansfield, 7 miles away
Sardis Campground, Henry County, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Alcovy River:
Kinnard Horse Trail, Jasper , 11 miles away
Ocmulgee River Trail, Jasper , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Alcovy River:
Ocmulgee National Monument, Macon - GA , 40 miles away
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 46 miles away
Indian Springs State Park, Georgia , 13 miles away
High Falls State Park, Georgia , 20 miles away
Hard Labor Creek State Park, Georgia , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Alcovy River:
Indian Creek Golf Club, Covington , 8 miles away
Oaks Course, Covington , 9 miles away
Windy Hill Golf Course, Covington , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Alcovy River
Jackson Lake, Butts , 8 miles away

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