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Georgia whitewater, Big Clouds Creek

Oglethorpe county, GA 22 to Watson Mill Bridge St. P Highway section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     2.9 miles
  The GA 22 to Watson Mill Bridge St. P Highway section of Big Clouds Creek is 2.9 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-III section. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Georgia you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Athens-Clarke
    County, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. This stretch is short so better bring
some good walking shoes. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the GA 22 to Watson Mill Bridge St. P Highway section is one of them. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. The natural beauty of Oglethorpe County and the cool fresh water have people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
Watson Shoals is an inspiring place to stop at during your stay, and you'll probably meet some people from Comer here. A spree to Watson Mill State Park when you're here at Big Clouds Creek is never a bad idea. Big Clouds Creek is a reasonably wet place mostly with a large amount of precipitation. March is the month that gets the most rain, and the driest month is September. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Big Clouds Creek. All through the dark hours of summer temperatures drop down into the 60's. For the period of the winter the highs are commonly in the 50's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at Big Clouds Creek.

Big Clouds Creek, GA 22 to Watson Mill Bridge St. P Highway 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 Big Clouds Creek.
 Whitewater Near Big Clouds Creek:
Big Clouds Creek, Oglethorpe County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.9 miles long (GA 22 to Watson Mill Bridge St. P Highway)
Skull Shoal Creek, Madison County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 0.56 miles long (Home Church Road to Broad River)
Broad River, Madison / Elbert / Oglethorpe County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.5 miles long (US Route 281 to US Route 172)
Rice Creek, Franklin County, 17 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Victoria Bryant State Park to GA 145)
Rose Creek, Oconee County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.2 miles long (Elder Mill Road park and huck)
Shoal Creek, Hart County, 26 miles away
      Class II+ - 0.2 miles long (GA 77 to Lake Hartwell)
Apalachee River, Oconee County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.1 miles long (Pot Leaf Shoals Apalachee park and play spot)
 Ski Areas Near Big Clouds Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 58 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 59 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 89 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Big Clouds Creek:
Days Inn Royston, Royston , 16 miles away
Days Inn Elberton, Elberton , 17 miles away
Magnuson Hotel Elberton, Elberton , 17 miles away
Wingate By Wyndham Athens Near Downtown, Athens , 19 miles away
Hyatt Place Athens Downtown, Athens , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Clouds Creek:
Watson Mill Bridge State Park, Comer, 1 miles away
River's Edge, Dewy Rose, 14 miles away
Turkey Creek Hunt Camp, Arnoldsville, 16 miles away
 Trails Near Big Clouds Creek:
Falling Camp Trail, Oglethorpe , 19 miles away
Mounds Trail, Greene , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Clouds Creek:
Watson Mill State Park, Georgia , 1 miles away
Victoria Bryant State Park, Georgia , 18 miles away
Hart State Park, Georgia , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Clouds Creek:
Sunrise Golf Club, Colbert , 9 miles away
Elberton Country Club, Elberton , 17 miles away
Highland Walk Golf Course, Royston , 17 miles away

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