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Oconee county, Pot Leaf Shoals Apalachee park and play spot section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     0.1 miles
Larry, The portion shown on the map is US441 AND US 129, they are the same from Athens to Eatonton, where 441 continues toward Dublin, and 129 bears right toward Macon, so the map is technically correct. Says Bo

The map is totally wrong. Macon highway is US441, NOT 129 as indicated. Says Larry

The scenic beauty of Georgia and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. The put-in location is a
    reasonable drive from Athens-Clarke County, as you can see on the road map further down. This stretch is very short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. This stretch of Apalachee River
is 0.1 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The campgrounds here at Apalachee River are pretty good. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. The Pot Leaf Shoals Apalachee park and play spot stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in  
this river system. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that.

Briefly about the general area:
If the weather is great here at Apalachee River, you can go for a hike along the Scull Shoals Trail, and you'll meet a lot of people from Farmington here. A splendid spot like Hard Labor Creek State Park near Apalachee River is too pleasant to leave out; the Mounds Trail is a splendid hiking trail nearby. This river is so great. Summer at Apalachee River arrives with high temperatures in the 80's; through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's.

Apalachee River, Pot Leaf Shoals Apalachee park and play spot 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 Apalachee River.
 Whitewater Near Apalachee River:
Rose Creek, Oconee County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.2 miles long (Elder Mill Road park and huck)
Apalachee River, Morgan/ Oconee County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 0 miles long (High Shoals - Highway 186 to Price Mill)
Hard Labor Creek, Morgan County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Historic Brown Hill Church to Browning Shoals)
Little River, Putnam County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 3 miles long (Glenwood Springs Road to Lake Sinclair)
Murder Creek, Putnam County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 3 miles long (Stanfordville to Lake Sinclare)
Big Clouds Creek, Oglethorpe County, 27 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.9 miles long (GA 22 to Watson Mill Bridge St. P Highway)
Alcovy River, Barrow/ Walton/ Newton County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 21 miles long (GA Route 81 to US 278)
North Oconee River, Jackson County, 30 miles away
      Class III - 0.25 miles long (Hurricane Shoals County Park)
 Ski Areas Near Apalachee River:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 73 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 75 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Apalachee River:
Sugar Creek Marina, Buckhead , 10 miles away
Blue Springs Marina, Buckhead , 14 miles away
Port Armor Marina, Greensboro , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Apalachee River:
The James Madison Inn, Madison , 7 miles away
Holiday Inn Express MADISON, Madison , 8 miles away
Red Roof Inn & Suites Madison, GA, Madison , 10 miles away
Quality Inn Madison, Madison , 10 miles away
Days Inn Madison, Madison , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Apalachee River:
Trembling Bridge Hunt Camp, Farmington, 5 miles away
Pine Lake RV Campground, Bishop, 7 miles away
FR 1267, Buckhead, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Apalachee River:
Scull Shoals Trail, Greene , 10 miles away
Mounds Trail, Greene , 11 miles away
Falling Camp Trail, Oglethorpe , 12 miles away
Town Creek Bike Trail, Greene , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Apalachee River:
Ocmulgee National Monument, Macon - GA , 51 miles away
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 64 miles away
Hard Labor Creek State Park, Georgia , 12 miles away
Oconee National Forest, Georgia , 23 miles away
Fort Yargo Recreation Area, Georgia , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Apalachee River:
Madison Lakes, Madison , 11 miles away
Jennings Mill Country Club, Bogart , 12 miles away
University Golf Course, Athens , 12 miles away

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