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Georgia whitewater, Dicks Creek

Lumpkin county, WMA Gate to Waters Creek Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     0.75 miles
Well if this is where the big waterfall is. No Iw ould not raft it. Besides if you went way too far down you will run into private proprrty and You will be in huge trouble! For below the falls there are deep pools w/ trout and signs to keep out. What a pretty picture to take. GO with the right person which in my case took the wrong person, Who likes to stop Fish for awhile, see a fall, go on to next stop.Rest, enjoy and move to Desoto or Helen
    etc. I plan for now on to go to this area of GA 2 to 3 times a year to see the views. Pooh on some of your state parks for camping. Says Kellie of Acworth

The nature scenery of Lumpkin County and the sparkling of
the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. This stretch of Dicks Creek is 0.75 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V section of whitewater. The put-in location is a short drive from Gainesville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the WMA Gate to Waters Creek Campground stretch is one of them. You might have  
to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains scenery is an added bonus. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so don't forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. This is a very short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over.

Dicks Creek, WMA Gate to Waters Creek Campground 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 Dicks Creek.
 Whitewater Near Dicks Creek:
Dicks Creek, Lumpkin County, 0 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Waters Creek Campground to Turners Corner)
Dicks Creek, Lumpkin County, 0 miles away
      Class V - 0.75 miles long (WMA Gate to Waters Creek Campground)
Frogtown Creek, Lumpkin County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 2.9 miles long (US 19 to US 19 at Turners Corner)
Chestatee River, Lumpkin County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 32 miles long (Coppermine to Lake Lanier)
Blood Mountain Creek, Lumpkin County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V - 1 miles long (to Dicks Creek)
Chestatee River, Lumpkin County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 11.4 miles long (Turners Corner to Grindle Bridge)
Helton Creek, Union County, 4 miles away
      Class -blank- - 3 miles long (US 19 to Nottelly River)
Chestatee River, Lumpkin County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.1 miles long (Grindle Falls Road to Copper Mine)
Cooper Creek, Fannin County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.2 miles long (USFS Route 33 to Mulky Creek Camp)
Yahoola Creek, Lumpkin County, 8 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 , 47 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 , 77 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Dicks Creek:
Blairsville Docks Unlimited, Blairsville , 11 miles away
Nottely Marina, Blairsville , 13 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, 1 miles away
Desoto Falls, Cleveland, 2 miles away
Chestatee Knoll Campground, Lumpkin County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Dicks Creek:
DeSoto Falls Trail, Lumpkin , 3 miles away
Black Mountain Trail, Union , 5 miles away
Coosa Backcountry Trail, Union , 6 miles away
Whitly Gap Trail, White , 7 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Union , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Dicks Creek:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 48 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 66 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 , 11 miles away
Old Union Golf Club, Blairsville , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Dicks Creek
Lake Qualatchee, White , 9 miles away
Bowen Lake, Union , 16 miles away
Nottely Lake, Union , 19 miles away

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