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Georgia whitewater, Gulf Creek

Dade county, Highway 157 to Holder Loop section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     3.65 miles
  This stretch of Gulf Creek is 3.65 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class V+ section. The scenic beauty of Georgia and the playfulness of the water beats anything. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here. There aren’t any hotels right
    nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there
are a few others too. There's camping available near Gulf Creek. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Georgia you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. This stretch is short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. The starting location is a short drive from Summerville, as you can see on the road map further down.

about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of people from Rising Fawn here; while you're here at Gulf Creek, checking out Johnson Crook is a must. Going for a hike on the Bluff Trail is always a glorious adventure, and don't leave Gulf Creek without first paying a visit to Forester Spring. This river is so good. Near Gulf Creek you locate the Skyuka Trail which is a splendid hiking trail It's always great to go to Gunn Spring. Since you're here at Gulf Creek why not take a look at McKaig Gulf, and a spree here wouldn’t be complete without a spree to close by Cloudland Canyon State Park.

Gulf Creek, Highway 157 to Holder Loop 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 Gulf Creek.
 Whitewater Near Gulf Creek:
Gulf Creek, Dade County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.65 miles long (Highway 157 to Holder Loop)
Daniel Creek, Dade County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.6 miles long (to Bear Creek)
Bear Creek, Dade County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Highway 129 to Canyon View Road takeout)
Allen Creek, Walker County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area to SR 337)
Cole City Creek, Dade County, 9 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 7.2 miles long (Casey Road to Tennessee River)
Rock Creek, Walker County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.72 miles long (Lula Lake Road to Chattooga Valley Road)
Miller/Long Island Creek, Jackson County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Rt. 71 to Lake Guntersville)
Lively Creek, De Kalb County, 13 miles away
      Class III+ - 6.4 miles long (State Route 73 to Long Island Creek)
Little River - East Fork, Dekalb/ Cherokee County, 14 miles away
      Class II(III) - 13 miles long (Lahusage to Route 35)
Warren Creek, Dade County, 15 miles away
      Class -blank- - 6.2 miles long (Highway 301 to Nickajack Lake)
 Marinas Near Gulf Creek:
Hales Bar Resort and Marina, Guild , 17 miles away
Brown's Ferry Marina, Chattanooga , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Gulf Creek:
Days Inn Trenton, Trenton , 7 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites LaFayette, Lafayette , 14 miles away
General Bragg Inn And Suites, Chickamauga , 14 miles away
Chanticleer Inn Bed And Breakf, Lookout Mountain , 15 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CHATTANOOGA-LOOKOUT MTN, Chattanooga , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Gulf Creek:
Cloudland Canyon State Park - East Rim, Trenton, 4 miles away
Cloudland Canyon State Park - West Rim, Trenton, 5 miles away
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Walk-in, Trenton, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Gulf Creek:
Skyuka Trail, Dade , 14 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamilton , 15 miles away
Bluff Trail, Hamblen , 15 miles away
Skyuka Trail, Hamilton , 16 miles away
Hardy Trail, Hamilton , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Gulf Creek:
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport - AL , 20 miles away
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 24 miles away
Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia , 5 miles away
Desoto State Park, Alabama , 19 miles away
James H. Sloppy Floyd State Park, Georgia , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Gulf Creek:
Canyon Ridge Golf Course, Rising Fawn , 1 miles away
Dogwood Hills Golf Club, Rising Fawn , 4 miles away
Air Castle Golf Club, Trenton , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Gulf Creek
McCallie Lake, Walker , 11 miles away
Nickajack Lake, Marion , 17 miles away

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