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Georgia whitewater, Hudson River

Banks county, Wilson Shoals WMA section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III+     2 miles
  The wonderful Georgia scenery and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Georgia are harder than the national norm, so don't forget that rivers here are less forgiving. There's camping available near Hudson River. If you're coming from Cornelia it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whether you're
    whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. This section of Hudson River in Banks
County is 2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-III+ section. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Wilson Shoals WMA section is one of them. This is a somewhat short section so better bring some good walking shoes. 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.

Briefly about the general
While you're here at Hudson River you will meet lots of folks from close by Alto. Summer brings highs in the 80's to Hudson River. Once the sun is down it dips down to the 60's. High temperatures during the winter are normally in the 40's while the cold winter nights at Hudson River are in the 20's. Hudson River commonly gets a lot of rainfall. March is when you get the most rain here, and October on the other hand is the driest.

Hudson River, Wilson Shoals WMA 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 Hudson River.
 Whitewater Near Hudson River:
Hudson River, Banks County, 1 miles away
      Class I-III+ - 2 miles long (Wilson Shoals WMA)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildewood Outfitters Sales, White County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Chattahoochee River, Habersham/White/Hall County, 8 miles away
      Class II(III) - 11 miles long (Duncan Bridge to Belton Bridge)
Nancy Town River, Banks County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 2 miles long (Lake Russell to GA 105)
Mossy Creek, Habersham/Hall County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.5 miles long (New Bridge Road to Chattahoochee River)
Little John Creek, Hall County, 9 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2.3 miles long (Skitts Mountain Road to Chattahoochee)
Chattahoochee River, White/Habersham/Hall County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (GA Route 115 to Duncan Bridge Road)
North Oconee River, Jackson County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 0.25 miles long (Hurricane Shoals County Park)
Flat Creek, Hall County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III(V+) - 2.1 miles long (GA 52 to Glades)
Little River - East Fork, Hall County, 14 miles away
      Class III+ - 2.5 miles long (GA 52 to Close to Lake Lanier)
 Ski Areas Near Hudson River:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 36 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 39 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 74 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 74 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Hudson River:
LA Prade's Marina, Clarkesville , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Hudson River:
Days Inn Cornelia, Cornelia , 7 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Cornelia, Cornelia , 8 miles away
Super 8 Cornelia, Cornelia , 8 miles away
Hampton Inn Cornelia GA, Cornelia , 8 miles away
Comfort Suites Commerce, Commerce , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hudson River:
Wilson Shoals Wildlife Management Area - Grant Mill Rd, Alto, 0 miles away
Wilson Shoals Wildlife Management Area - Beaver Swamp Rd, Alto, 1 miles away
Wilson Shoals Wildlife Management Area - Hartwick Rd, Alto, 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hudson River:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 56 miles away
Unicoi State Park, Georgia , 20 miles away
Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia , 23 miles away
Moccasin Creek State Park, Georgia , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hudson River:
Pine Hill Golf Course, Lula , 4 miles away
Scales Creek, Homer , 8 miles away
Mossy Creek Golf Course, Cleveland , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Hudson River
Reservoir Six, Banks , 8 miles away
Nancy Town Lake, Habersham , 9 miles away
Crows Lake, Jackson , 17 miles away

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