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Georgia whitewater, Daniel Creek

Dade county, to Bear Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     4.6 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Georgia tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The to Bear Creek stretch of Daniel Creek is 4.6 miles long and has been rated as a class V+ section by American Whitewater. The natural beauty of Dade County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons
    enough to come here to paddle. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. On this section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip.
Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. The campgrounds here at Daniel Creek are pretty good. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Summerville, as you can see on the road map further down. There are many good hotels to choose from, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
Daniel Creek is a
place with many visitors from Trenton, and if the weather is glorious, you can go for a hike along the Skyuka Trail. Cloudland Canyon State Park is a delightful place to go if you're at Daniel Creek; on a tremendous day you can take a hike along the Bluff Trail. At this river you will always have a good time. A great place in the neighborhood of Daniel Creek is Little Mans Gulch; Whiteoak Spring is a pretty place to go to while you're at Daniel Creek. Daniel Creek gets a good deal of water. For the period of the month of March you get the most rain around here; the driest of the months is October.

Daniel Creek, to Bear Creek 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 Daniel Creek.
 Whitewater Near Daniel Creek:
Daniel Creek, Dade County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.6 miles long (to Bear Creek)
Bear Creek, Dade County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Highway 129 to Canyon View Road takeout)
Gulf Creek, Dade County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.65 miles long (Highway 157 to Holder Loop)
Cole City Creek, Dade County, 5 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 7.2 miles long (Casey Road to Tennessee River)
Rock Creek, Walker County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.72 miles long (Lula Lake Road to Chattooga Valley Road)
Lively Creek, De Kalb County, 10 miles away
      Class III+ - 6.4 miles long (State Route 73 to Long Island Creek)
Miller/Long Island Creek, Jackson County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Rt. 71 to Lake Guntersville)
Warren Creek, Dade County, 11 miles away
      Class -blank- - 6.2 miles long (Highway 301 to Nickajack Lake)
Allen Creek, Walker County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area to SR 337)
Flat Rock / Coon Creek, Jackson County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 8 miles long (Rt. 117 to Lake Guntersville)
 Marinas Near Daniel Creek:
Hales Bar Resort and Marina, Guild , 12 miles away
Brown's Ferry Marina, Chattanooga , 15 miles away
Big Ridge Yacht Club, Chattanooga , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Daniel Creek:
Days Inn Trenton, Trenton , 2 miles away
Chanticleer Inn Bed And Breakf, Lookout Mountain , 12 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CHATTANOOGA-LOOKOUT MTN, Chattanooga , 12 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Chattanooga I-24 West, TN, Chattanooga , 12 miles away
Super 8 Chattanooga Lookout Mountain TN, Chattanooga , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Daniel Creek:
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Walk-in, Trenton, 0 miles away
Cloudland Canyon State Park - West Rim, Trenton, 0 miles away
Cloudland Canyon State Park - East Rim, Trenton, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Daniel Creek:
Skyuka Trail, Dade , 11 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamilton , 12 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamblen , 12 miles away
Skyuka Trail, Hamilton , 13 miles away
Hardy Trail, Hamilton , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Daniel Creek:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 17 miles away
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 27 miles away
Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia , 1 miles away
Desoto State Park, Alabama , 23 miles away
James H. Sloppy Floyd State Park, Georgia , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Daniel Creek:
Air Castle Golf Club, Trenton , 4 miles away
Dogwood Hills Golf Club, Rising Fawn , 5 miles away
Big Sandy Golf Club, Trenton , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Daniel Creek
McCallie Lake, Walker , 9 miles away
Nickajack Lake, Marion , 13 miles away
Rainbow Lake, Hamilton , 19 miles away

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