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Georgia whitewater, Mountaintown Creek

Gilmer county, GA Route 282 to Ridgeway Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     8.8 miles
  The GA Route 282 to Ridgeway Park stretch of Mountaintown Creek in Georgia is 8.8 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. The natural beauty of Gilmer County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Georgia are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many
    of the sections here are not safe for beginners. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. The campgrounds here at Mountaintown Creek are pretty good. The put-in is not too far
from Calhoun, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. This is a pretty decent length section, good for a one day paddling trip. 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. No matter if you're whitewater  
rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular location for folks from Cherrylog, and there are splendid places to discover along the Bear Creek Trail. Fort Mountain State Park is both good and charming, and it's in the neighborhood of Mountaintown Creek, and don't leave Mountaintown Creek without first going for a hike along the Mountaintown Creek Trail. This is a great river. For the duration of the months of summer, highs typically are in the 80's at Mountaintown Creek, and during summer nights temperatures are in the 60's.

Mountaintown Creek, GA Route 282 to Ridgeway Park 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 Mountaintown Creek.
 Whitewater Near Mountaintown Creek:
Mountaintown Creek, Gilmer County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.8 miles long (GA Route 282 to Ridgeway Park)
Mountaintown Creek, Gilmer County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Highway 52w to Highway 282w)
Coosawattee River, Gilmer County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (GA Route 5 to Carter's Lake)
Holly Creek, Murray County, 8 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 3.21 miles long (Cohutta Wilderness)
Talking Rock Creek, Pickens/Gilmer/Gordon/Murray County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 18 miles long (GA Highway 136 to Carters Lake Reservoir)
Talking Rock Creek, Pickens/Gilmer/Gordon/Murray County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.5 miles long (GA Highway 5 in Blaine to GA Highway 136)
Cartecay River, Gilmer County, 10 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2 miles long (Stegall Mill Road to DNR)
Whitewater Outfitter - Mountaintown Outdoor Expdtns, Gilmer County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Clear Creek, Gilmer County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 2 miles long (Clear Creek Road to Cartecay River)
Cartecay River, Gilmer County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 2.1 miles long (Lower Cartecay Road to Stegall Mill Road Road)
 Ski Areas Near Mountaintown Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 85 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 89 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 91 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Mountaintown Creek:
Carter's Lake Marina & Resort, Chatsworth , 7 miles away
 Hotels Near Mountaintown Creek:
Best Western Mountain View Inn, East Ellijay , 6 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites East Ellijay, East Ellijay , 6 miles away
Stratford Motor Inn East Ellij, East Ellijay , 6 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Jasper, Jasper , 13 miles away
Super 8 Chatsworth/Dalton, Chatsworth , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mountaintown Creek:
Plum Nelly Campground, Ellijay, 2 miles away
Ridgeway, Cherrylog, 3 miles away
Nelly Plum Campground, Ellijay, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Mountaintown Creek:
Bear Creek Trail, Gilmer , 9 miles away
Mountaintown Creek Trail, Gilmer , 9 miles away
Emery Creek Trail, Gilmer , 10 miles away
South Fork Trail, Fannin , 12 miles away
Songbird Trail, Murray , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mountaintown Creek:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 43 miles away
Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia , 11 miles away
Amicalola Falls and Lodge State Park, Georgia , 23 miles away
Red Top Mountain State Park, Georgia , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mountaintown Creek:
Whitepath Golf Club &, Ellijay , 10 miles away
Big Canoe Golf Club, Big Canoe , 16 miles away
Spring Lakes Golf Club, Chatsworth , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Mountaintown Creek
Carters Lake, Murray , 8 miles away
Weehunt Lake, Fannin , 15 miles away

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