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Georgia whitewater, Amicalola Creek

Dawson county, Goshen Church Road to Highway 53 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     9.75 miles
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Georgia are often more challenging than in other states, so better not forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. The Goshen Church Road to Highway 53 stretch of Amicalola Creek in Dawson County is 9.75 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Dawson County and the beautiful way the water current moves down
    the stream have people coming here. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. On this section you do get
some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The starting location is a short drive from Gainesville, as you can see on the road map further down. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Getting a good workout and just  
being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
A journey to Amicalola Falls and Lodge State Park rejuvenates the soul; going for a hike along the Brookshire Creek Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this vicinity. While you're here at Amicalola Creek you will meet lots of folks from close by Marble Hill. Amicalola Creek gets a lot of water. The wettest month of the year is ordinarily March, that's the one that rains the most, and October meanwhile is the driest month. High temperatures at Amicalola Creek throughout the summer are in the 80's.

Amicalola Creek, Goshen Church Road to Highway 53 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 Amicalola Creek.
 Whitewater Near Amicalola Creek:
Amicalola Creek, Dawson County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.75 miles long (Highway 53 to Kelly Bridge/Etowah River)
Amicalola Creek, Dawson County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.75 miles long (Goshen Church Road to Highway 53)
Long Swamp Creek, Pickens County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2.8 miles long (Grandview Road to Cove Road Close to Jasper)
Etowah River, Lumpkin/ Dawson County, 12 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 13.3 miles long (US 19 to Highway 136)
Etowah River, Lumpkin County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Above Hightower Road)
Etowah River, Lumpkin County, 13 miles away
      Class II(III) - 10.5 miles long (Hightower Road to US 19)
Settingdown Creek, Forsythe County, 13 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 2.3 miles long (Pooles Mill to GA Route 369)
Cartecay River, Gilmer County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (GA Route 52 to Lower Cartecay Road)
Cartecay River, Gilmer County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 2.1 miles long (Lower Cartecay Road to Stegall Mill Road Road)
Clear Creek, Gilmer County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 2 miles long (Clear Creek Road to Cartecay River)
 Ski Areas Near Amicalola Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 67 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 71 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 85 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Amicalola Creek:
Bald Ridge Marina, Cumming , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Amicalola Creek:
Seventy-four Ranch, Jasper , 14 miles away
Woodbridge Inn, Jasper , 14 miles away
Dawson Village Inn, Dawsonville , 14 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Dawsonville, Dawsonville , 14 miles away
Super 8 Dawsonville, Dawsonville , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Amicalola Creek:
Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area - Amicalola, Marble Hill, 1 miles away
Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area - Wildcat Creek, Marble Hill, 4 miles away
Under the Hemlock, Dawsonville, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Amicalola Creek:
Brookshire Creek Trail, Monroe , 15 miles away
Benton Mackaye Trail, Fannin , 17 miles away
Black Mountain Trail, Union , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Amicalola Creek:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 28 miles away
Amicalola Falls and Lodge State Park, Georgia , 6 miles away
Vogel State Park, Georgia , 27 miles away
Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Amicalola Creek:
Golf Club Villas Of Big Canoe, Jasper , 5 miles away
Crystal Falls Lake & Golf Club, Dawsonville , 5 miles away
Gold Creek Golf Course, Dawsonville , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Amicalola Creek
Lake Petit, Pickens , 4 miles away

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