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Georgia whitewater, Flat Creek

Hall county, GA 52 to Glades section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III(V+)     2.1 miles
I live within 2 miles of Glade Shoals. It's private property, so it shouldn't be listed on here recommending visitors. The entire 6000 acres is private owned and monitored. Many have died there because of the falls and rocks. Says Jennifer L Collins

The put-in location is a short drive from Gainesville, as you can see on the road map further down. The average Georgia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than
    those in other states, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. The scenic beauty of Hall County and the water flowing gracefully down Flat Creek attract people from near and far. The
nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places. The GA 52 to Glades stretch of Flat Creek in Hall County is 2.1 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III(V+) section by American Whitewater. This is a somewhat short section so no need to bring snacks. This  
river system has a few good paddling sections and the GA 52 to Glades section is one of them. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
If you wish for a little side tour, try Glade Shoals, and Flat Creek is a place with many visitors from Clermont. For the duration of the summertime months at Flat Creek highs are mostly in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures sink down into the 60's. For the period of the winter highs are in the 40's while the cold winter nights at Flat Creek are in the 20's.

Flat Creek, GA 52 to Glades 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 Flat Creek.
 Whitewater Near Flat Creek:
Flat Creek, Hall County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 2.1 miles long (GA 52 to Glades)
Little River - East Fork, Hall County, 3 miles away
      Class III+ - 2.5 miles long (GA 52 to Close to Lake Lanier)
Little John Creek, Hall County, 4 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2.3 miles long (Skitts Mountain Road to Chattahoochee)
Mossy Creek, Habersham/Hall County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.5 miles long (New Bridge Road to Chattahoochee River)
Tesnatee Creek, White/Lumpkin County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 3 miles long (County Road 5976 to Old Copper Mine Road)
Hudson River, Banks County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III+ - 2 miles long (Wilson Shoals WMA)
Chattahoochee River, Habersham/White/Hall County, 11 miles away
      Class II(III) - 11 miles long (Duncan Bridge to Belton Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildewood Outfitters Sales, White County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Chestatee River, Lumpkin County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.1 miles long (Grindle Falls Road to Copper Mine)
Chattahoochee River, White/Habersham/Hall County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (GA Route 115 to Duncan Bridge Road)
 Ski Areas Near Flat Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 41 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 45 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 73 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 79 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Flat Creek:
Gainesville Marina, Gainesville , 16 miles away
LA Prade's Marina, Clarkesville , 19 miles away
Starboard Cove Marina, Flowery Branch , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Flat Creek:
Knights Inn Cleveland, Cleveland , 9 miles away
Ramada Gainesville, Gainesville , 9 miles away
The Guest Lodge Gainesville, Gainesville , 10 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Gainesville, Gainesville , 10 miles away
Hampton Inn Gainesville, Gainesville , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Flat Creek:
Don Carter State Park, Lula, 3 miles away
Lakeside Mobile Home and Travel, Gainesville, 5 miles away
Leisure Acres Campground, Cleveland, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Flat Creek:
Raven Cliff Falls Trail, White , 16 miles away
DeSoto Falls Trail, Lumpkin , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Flat Creek:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 48 miles away
Unicoi State Park, Georgia , 17 miles away
Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia , 21 miles away
Vogel State Park, Georgia , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Flat Creek:
Royal Lakes Golf & Country Club, Gainesville , 9 miles away
Innsbruck Golf Club, Helen , 15 miles away
Reunion Golf Club, Hoschton , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Flat Creek
Lake Qualatchee, White , 12 miles away
Reservoir Six, Banks , 18 miles away
Nancy Town Lake, Habersham , 19 miles away

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