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Georgia whitewater, Cole City Creek

Dade county, Casey Road to Tennessee River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III+(IV)     7.2 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The scenic beauty of Dade County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This stretch of Cole City Creek is 7.2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III+(IV) section. This stretch is mid length, suitable
    for an afternoon trip. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near.
And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The starting point is not too far from Chattanooga, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The Casey Road to Tennessee River section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
A tremendous site close to Cole City Creek is Squirrel Tail Gulf, and going for a hike on the Skyuka Trail is always a glorious adventure.
Russell Cave National Monument is a very great spot to take a look at close to Cole City Creek; don't leave Cole City Creek without first checking out Seward Point. This is a great river. A spree to Cloudland Canyon State Park when you're here at Cole City Creek is never a bad idea, and you'll meet a lot of people from Trenton here. You ought to go to Sulphur Springs Gulf when you're here at Cole City Creek, and the Sand Mountain casts its shadow over Cole City Creek. This is no place for people who donít like to have fun. There are perfect places to explore along the Bluff Trail. During the summertime at Cole City Creek highs are frequently in the 80's.

Cole City Creek, Casey Road to Tennessee River 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 Cole City Creek.
 Whitewater Near Cole City Creek:
Cole City Creek, Dade County, 2 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 7.2 miles long (Casey Road to Tennessee River)
Warren Creek, Dade County, 4 miles away
      Class -blank- - 6.2 miles long (Highway 301 to Nickajack Lake)
Lively Creek, De Kalb County, 5 miles away
      Class III+ - 6.4 miles long (State Route 73 to Long Island Creek)
Miller/Long Island Creek, Jackson County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Rt. 71 to Lake Guntersville)
Daniel Creek, Dade County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.6 miles long (to Bear Creek)
Bear Creek, Dade County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Highway 129 to Canyon View Road takeout)
Rock Creek, Walker County, 12 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.72 miles long (Lula Lake Road to Chattooga Valley Road)
Gulf Creek, Dade County, 12 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.65 miles long (Highway 157 to Holder Loop)
Flat Rock / Coon Creek, Jackson County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 8 miles long (Rt. 117 to Lake Guntersville)
Coon Creek, Jackson County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Rt. 117 to Lake Guntersville)
 Marinas Near Cole City Creek:
Hales Bar Resort and Marina, Guild , 6 miles away
Brown's Ferry Marina, Chattanooga , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Cole City Creek:
Days Inn Trenton, Trenton , 5 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Jasper, Jasper , 8 miles away
Super 8 Kimball, Kimball , 10 miles away
Best Western Kimball Inn, Kimball , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn Kimball, Kimball , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cole City Creek:
Chattanooga West KOA, Trenton, 4 miles away
Shellmound, Jasper, 5 miles away
Lookout Mountain/Chattanooga West KOA, Trenton, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Cole City Creek:
Skyuka Trail, Dade , 13 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamblen , 14 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamilton , 14 miles away
Skyuka Trail, Hamilton , 15 miles away
River Mont Cave Historical Trail, Jackson , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cole City Creek:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 11 miles away
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 29 miles away
Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia , 8 miles away
Desoto State Park, Alabama , 27 miles away
Booker T. Washington State Park, Tennessee , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cole City Creek:
Big Sandy Golf Club, Trenton , 6 miles away
Air Castle Golf Club, Trenton , 6 miles away
Hidden Valley Golf, Bryant , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Cole City Creek
Nickajack Lake, Marion , 5 miles away
McCallie Lake, Walker , 14 miles away
Rainbow Lake, Hamilton , 18 miles away

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