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Douglas county, GA Route 5 to Dog River Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III+     7 miles
  The GA Route 5 to Dog River Reservoir section of Dog River is 7 miles long and has been rated as a class III+ section by American Whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Georgia and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. For all you camping people
    there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon. If you're coming from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's
a road map further down the page with more info on that. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
The fine folks of Winston like to hang out nearby. Sweetwater Creek State Park is a beautiful place any time of year. During the days of summer highs here at Dog River reach the 80's with nighttime lows in the 60's. For the period of the wintertime this place gets highs in the 50's, and winter nights come with lows in the 20's to Dog River. Dog River ordinarily gets much rain. The wettest month of the year is regularly March, that's the one that rains the most, and the driest month is October.

Dog River, GA Route 5 to Dog River Reservoir 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 Dog River.
 Whitewater Near Dog River:
Dog River, Douglas County, 1 miles away
      Class III+ - 7 miles long (GA Route 5 to Dog River Reservoir)
Mobley Creek, Douglas County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.75 miles long (Banks Mill Road to confluence with upper section of Dog)
Hurricane Creek, Douglas County, 3 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 2.52 miles long (GA Route 5 to Mt. Zion Road)
Tanyard Branch, Douglas County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.33 miles long (above Dorsett Shoals Road)
Wolf Creek, Carroll County, 9 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5 miles long (Jones Mill Road to Highway 5)
Annewakee River, Douglas County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 3.5 miles long (Anneewakee Road to GA Route 166)
Snake River, Carroll County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3 miles long (Banning Mill Road to Johns Mill)
Sweetwater Creek, Douglas County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4 miles long (Sweetwater Creek State Park to Chattahoochee River)
Whooping Creek, Carroll County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Whooping Creek Road to Highway)
Line Creek, Fayette/Coweta County, 19 miles away
      Class II+ - 6 miles long (Below Highway 54 Close to Peachtree City)
 Hotels Near Dog River:
Holiday Inn Express ATLANTA W (I-20) DOUGLASVILLE, Douglasville , 6 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Atlanta Douglasville, Douglasville , 6 miles away
Sleep Inn Douglasville, Douglasville , 6 miles away
Hampton Inn Atlanta-Douglasville, Douglasville , 7 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Douglasville , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Dog River:
Cochran Mill City Park, Palmetto, 8 miles away
Papillon Resort and RV Campground, Whitesburg, 10 miles away
South Oaks Manufactured Home, Palmetto, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Dog River:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 38 miles away
Sweetwater Creek State Park, Georgia , 14 miles away
John Tanner State Park, Georgia , 25 miles away
Red Top Mountain State Park, Georgia , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Dog River:
St Andrews Golf & Country Club, Winston , 5 miles away
West Pines Golf Club, Douglasville , 7 miles away
Chapel Hills Golf Club, Douglasville , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Dog River
Hatcher Lake East, Paulding , 13 miles away
Little Tallapoosa Lake, Carroll , 14 miles away
Lake Buckhorn, Carroll , 14 miles away

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