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Georgia whitewater, Dicks Creek

Lumpkin county, Waters Creek Campground to Turners Corner section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     2 miles
  This stretch of Dicks Creek in Lumpkin County is 2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV section. The scenic beauty of Lumpkin County and the cool fresh water beats anything. This is a somewhat short section so no need to bring snacks. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. If you're coming from Gainesville it's not a long drive at all to
    the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. When you're paddling down a Blue Ridge Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way
too. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Georgia you might  
find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. There's camping available near Dicks Creek.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the DeSoto Falls Trail is always a great adventure, and nearby you locate Hester Gap which is a nice spot to take a look at. Man, is there loads of fun stuff to do in the Blue Ridge Mountains. A journey to Vogel State Park when you're here at Dicks Creek is a fine idea, and you can go for a hike on the Black Mountain Trail. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer.

Dicks Creek, Waters Creek Campground to Turners Corner 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 Dicks Creek.
 Whitewater Near Dicks Creek:
Frogtown Creek, Lumpkin County, 1 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 2.9 miles long (US 19 to US 19 at Turners Corner)
Dicks Creek, Lumpkin County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Waters Creek Campground to Turners Corner)
Dicks Creek, Lumpkin County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 0.75 miles long (WMA Gate to Waters Creek Campground)
Chestatee River, Lumpkin County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 32 miles long (Coppermine to Lake Lanier)
Chestatee River, Lumpkin County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 11.4 miles long (Turners Corner to Grindle Bridge)
Blood Mountain Creek, Lumpkin County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 1 miles long (to Dicks Creek)
Helton Creek, Union County, 5 miles away
      Class -blank- - 3 miles long (US 19 to Nottelly River)
Chestatee River, Lumpkin County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.1 miles long (Grindle Falls Road to Copper Mine)
Tesnatee Creek, White/Lumpkin County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 3 miles long (County Road 5976 to Old Copper Mine Road)
Yahoola Creek, Lumpkin County, 9 miles away
      Class I-IV - 6 miles long (US 19 North of Dahlonega to US 19)
 Ski Areas Near Dicks Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 43 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 46 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 64 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 76 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Dicks Creek:
Blairsville Docks Unlimited, Blairsville , 12 miles away
Nottely Marina, Blairsville , 14 miles away
Boundary Waters Resort & Marina, Hiawassee , 18 miles away
Yacht Club Mermaid, Hiawassee , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Dicks Creek:
Paradise Hills Resort And Spa, Blairsville , 9 miles away
Quality Inn Dahlonega, Dahlonega , 9 miles away
Park Place Hotel, Dahlonega , 9 miles away
The Smith House Historic Hotels Of America, Dahlonega , 9 miles away
Days Inn Dahlonega, Dahlonega , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Dicks Creek:
Water Creek Campground, Lumpkin County, 0 miles away
Desoto Falls, Cleveland, 2 miles away
Boggs Creek, Cleveland, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Dicks Creek:
DeSoto Falls Trail, Lumpkin , 3 miles away
Black Mountain Trail, Union , 6 miles away
Whitly Gap Trail, White , 6 miles away
Coosa Backcountry Trail, Union , 7 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Union , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Dicks Creek:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 48 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 65 miles away
Vogel State Park, Georgia , 5 miles away
Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia , 6 miles away
Unicoi State Park, Georgia , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Dicks Creek:
Nicklaus Golf Club at Birch River, Dahlonega , 10 miles away
Butternut Creek Golf Course, Blairsville , 12 miles away
Old Union Golf Club, Blairsville , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Dicks Creek
Lake Qualatchee, White , 8 miles away
Bowen Lake, Union , 17 miles away

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