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Georgia whitewater, Coosawattee River

Gilmer county, GA Route 5 to Carter's Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     11 miles
The General Store @ Eagle Mtn. now has Villa rentals to add to the enjoyment of paddling the Coosawattee, and can provide shuttle service to and from the river. Its a great place to spend the day, and now, you can even spend several days if you wish.† Check them out!! Says Don Williams

Ran the kayak trip from the General Store this past Memorial Day weekend it was great.The Store was full of customers, but they tried to make everyone
    feel very special. Great Folks and a great 2hr trip Says Jim Davis

The Coosawattee General Store is now offering kayaks/tubes for the stretch that runs through Coosawattee River Resort. Says Ann Miller

you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. The nature scenery of Georgia and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The starting location is a short drive from Calhoun, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The nearby hotels  
are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the GA Route 5 to Carter's Lake section is one of them. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. The GA Route 5 to Carter's Lake stretch of Coosawattee River in Georgia is 11 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section.

Coosawattee River, GA Route 5 to Carter's Lake road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Coosawattee River.
 Whitewater Near Coosawattee River:
Mountaintown Creek, Gilmer County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.8 miles long (GA Route 282 to Ridgeway Park)
Coosawattee River, Gilmer County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (GA Route 5 to Carter's Lake)
Mountaintown Creek, Gilmer County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Highway 52w to Highway 282w)
Talking Rock Creek, Pickens/Gilmer/Gordon/Murray County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 18 miles long (GA Highway 136 to Carters Lake Reservoir)
Talking Rock Creek, Pickens/Gilmer/Gordon/Murray County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.5 miles long (GA Highway 5 in Blaine to GA Highway 136)
Holly Creek, Murray County, 10 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 3.21 miles long (Cohutta Wilderness)
Cartecay River, Gilmer County, 10 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2 miles long (Stegall Mill Road to DNR)
Clear Creek, Gilmer County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 2 miles long (Clear Creek Road to Cartecay River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Mountaintown Outdoor Expdtns, Gilmer County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Cartecay River, Gilmer County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 2.1 miles long (Lower Cartecay Road to Stegall Mill Road Road)
 Ski Areas Near Coosawattee River:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 87 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 90 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 93 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Coosawattee River:
Carter's Lake Marina & Resort, Chatsworth , 5 miles away
 Hotels Near Coosawattee River:
Comfort Inn & Suites East Ellijay, East Ellijay , 7 miles away
Best Western Mountain View Inn, East Ellijay , 7 miles away
Stratford Motor Inn East Ellij, East Ellijay , 8 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Jasper, Jasper , 12 miles away
Super 8 Chatsworth/Dalton, Chatsworth , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Coosawattee River:
Ridgeway, Cherrylog, 1 miles away
Doll Mountain, Oakman, 3 miles away
Harris Branch, Oakman, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Coosawattee River:
Bear Creek Trail, Gilmer , 11 miles away
Mountaintown Creek Trail, Gilmer , 11 miles away
Emery Creek Trail, Gilmer , 12 miles away
Songbird Trail, Murray , 13 miles away
Grassy Mountain Tower Trail, Murray , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Coosawattee River:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 42 miles away
Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia , 11 miles away
Amicalola Falls and Lodge State Park, Georgia , 24 miles away
Red Top Mountain State Park, Georgia , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Coosawattee River:
Whitepath Golf Club &, Ellijay , 12 miles away
Big Canoe Golf Club, Big Canoe , 15 miles away
Spring Lakes Golf Club, Chatsworth , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Coosawattee River
Carters Lake, Murray , 6 miles away
Weehunt Lake, Fannin , 17 miles away

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