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Georgia whitewater, Nancy Town River

Banks county, Lake Russell to GA 105 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V(V+)     2 miles
  This stretch of Nancy Town River is 2 miles long and is a class III-V(V+) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Georgia and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. There are many good hotels to choose from, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.
    The put-in location is a short drive from Cornelia, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Georgia is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if
you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This is a bit of a short stretch so no need to bring snacks. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Lake Russell to GA 105 section is one of them.

about the general area:
Wofford Shoals is a great place to spend some time at, and if you're here you will meet lots of folks from nearby Cornelia. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to Nancy Town River while night lows are regularly in the 60's. For the duration of the winter this place gets highs in the 40's, and through the dark hours in the winter at Nancy Town River temperatures fall to the 20's. All the water falling down from the sky makes Nancy Town River a wet place. March is when you get the most rain here; October meanwhile is the driest month.

Nancy Town River, Lake Russell to GA 105 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 Nancy Town River.
 Whitewater Near Nancy Town River:
Nancy Town River, Banks County, 1 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 2 miles long (Lake Russell to GA 105)
Hudson River, Banks County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III+ - 2 miles long (Wilson Shoals WMA)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildewood Outfitters Sales, White County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Chattahoochee River, Habersham/White/Hall County, 9 miles away
      Class II(III) - 11 miles long (Duncan Bridge to Belton Bridge)
Chattahoochee River, White/Habersham/Hall County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (GA Route 115 to Duncan Bridge Road)
Mossy Creek, Habersham/Hall County, 13 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.5 miles long (New Bridge Road to Chattahoochee River)
Big Panther Creek, Habersham Stephens County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 5.3 miles long (Old Highway 441 to dirt road by Panther Creek by Yonah Lake Road)
Little John Creek, Hall County, 15 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2.3 miles long (Skitts Mountain Road to Chattahoochee)
North Oconee River, Jackson County, 15 miles away
      Class III - 0.25 miles long (Hurricane Shoals County Park)
Tallulah River, Rabun County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.5 miles long (Tallulah Gorge to Lake Tugaloo)
 Ski Areas Near Nancy Town River:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 30 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 33 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 68 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 70 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Nancy Town River:
LA Prade's Marina, Clarkesville , 8 miles away
Lakemont Marine, Lakemont , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Nancy Town River:
Days Inn Cornelia, Cornelia , 4 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Cornelia, Cornelia , 4 miles away
Hampton Inn Cornelia GA, Cornelia , 5 miles away
Super 8 Cornelia, Cornelia , 5 miles away
Comfort Suites Commerce, Commerce , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Nancy Town River:
Lake Russell Campground, Habersham County, 1 miles away
Nancytown Group, Cornelia, 1 miles away
Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area - Ducket Lake, Mount Airy, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Nancy Town River:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 64 miles away
Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia , 16 miles away
Unicoi State Park, Georgia , 21 miles away
Moccasin Creek State Park, Georgia , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Nancy Town River:
Scales Creek, Homer , 8 miles away
Silverleaf Apple Golf Club, Clarkesville , 8 miles away
Apple Mountain Golf Club, Clarkesville , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Nancy Town River
Reservoir Six, Banks , 1 miles away
Nancy Town Lake, Habersham , 1 miles away
Stonecypher Lake, Stephens , 13 miles away

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