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Georgia whitewater, Apalachee River

Morgan Oconee county, High Shoals - Highway 186 to Price Mill section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III(IV)     0 miles
From Snows Mill (hello millhouses) to the dam at high shoals: fairly shallow, not very fast, but very nice.... Says b whetsto

If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The put-in location is a short drive from Athens-Clarke County, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down
    the page. This is a very short stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. The beautiful scenery of Georgia and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile.
And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch of Apalachee River in Morgan/ Oconee County is 0 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III(IV) section. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the High Shoals - Highway 186 to Price Mill section is one of them. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive  
a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots.

Briefly about the general area:
You ought to without doubt pop by Gun Point Bend while you're here at Apalachee River. A trip to Apalachee River wouldn’t be complete without a journey to close by Hard Labor Creek State Park, and if you're dropping by from Bishop, you won't be the only one. This river has it all. For the period of the days of summer here at Apalachee River, high temperatures frequently get into the 80's, and the night is quite cooler of course, ordinarily in the 60's.

Apalachee River, High Shoals - Highway 186 to Price Mill road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

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Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Apalachee River.
 Whitewater Near Apalachee River:
Apalachee River, Oconee County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.1 miles long (Pot Leaf Shoals Apalachee park and play spot)
Rose Creek, Oconee County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.2 miles long (Elder Mill Road park and huck)
Hard Labor Creek, Morgan County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Historic Brown Hill Church to Browning Shoals)
Alcovy River, Barrow/ Walton/ Newton County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 21 miles long (GA Route 81 to US 278)
North Oconee River, Jackson County, 23 miles away
      Class III - 0.25 miles long (Hurricane Shoals County Park)
Big Clouds Creek, Oglethorpe County, 29 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.9 miles long (GA 22 to Watson Mill Bridge St. P Highway)
Little River, Putnam County, 29 miles away
      Class I-II - 3 miles long (Glenwood Springs Road to Lake Sinclair)
 Ski Areas Near Apalachee River:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 67 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 70 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Apalachee River:
Sugar Creek Marina, Buckhead , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Apalachee River:
SpringHill Suites Athens, Athens , 6 miles away
Candlewood Suites ATHENS, Athens , 7 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites, Athens , 7 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Athens , 7 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Athens, Athens , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Apalachee River:
Pine Lake RV Campground, Bishop, 3 miles away
Simmeron Park, Monroe, 11 miles away
Hard Labor Creek State Park, Social Circle, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Apalachee River:
Scull Shoals Trail, Greene , 16 miles away
Mounds Trail, Greene , 16 miles away
Falling Camp Trail, Oglethorpe , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Apalachee River:
Ocmulgee National Monument, Macon - GA , 56 miles away
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 58 miles away
Hard Labor Creek State Park, Georgia , 11 miles away
Fort Yargo Recreation Area, Georgia , 19 miles away
Oconee National Forest, Georgia , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Apalachee River:
Jennings Mill Country Club, Bogart , 7 miles away
Lane Creek Golf Course, Athens , 9 miles away
Georgia Club, Statham , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Apalachee River
Crows Lake, Jackson , 18 miles away

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