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Georgia whitewater, Nickajack Creek

Cobb county, East-West Connector to Bankhead Highway section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     4 miles
  The nature scenery of Georgia and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling rivers. There are no other stretches to paddle along Nickajack Creek than the East-West Connector to Bankhead Highway
    stretch. The campgrounds here at Nickajack Creek are pretty good. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip. The East-West Connector to Bankhead Highway section of Nickajack Creek in Georgia is 4 miles long
and it is classified as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. No shortage of good hotels, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The average Georgia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many runs in this state are not easy. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming  
back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
Stone Mountain State Park is a nice spot, and don't miss out on a spree to Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area since you're here. There are plenty of folks from Avondale Estates here at Nickajack Creek. Summertime highs at Nickajack Creek frequently tend to be in the 80's, and during the night it cools down to the 60's. Highs through the wintertime are mostly in the 40's; winter nights come with lows in the 20's to Nickajack Creek. Nickajack Creek is a wet place that gets a great deal of rainfall. The month with most of the rain is March, and the driest of the months is September.


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These outdoors activities are available near Nickajack Creek.
 Whitewater Near Nickajack Creek:
Whitewater Outfitter - White Water Learning Center, Fulton County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Chattahoochee River, Cobb/Fulton County, 10 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0.2 miles long (Upstream of Atlanta Road)
Marsh Creek, Fulton County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Mill Spring Academy to Riverside Road)
Chattahoochee River, Cobb/Fulton County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 3.5 miles long (Powers Ferry to West Pallisades/Paces Mill)
Rottenwood Creek, Cobb County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.25 miles long (Windy Hill Road to Chattahoochee River)
Sope Creek, Cobb County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2.5 miles long (Lower Roswell Road to Chattahoochee River)
Big Creek, Fulton County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III(V+) - 2 miles long (Grimes Bridge Road to Vickery Creek Park)
Yellow River, Gwinnett/Dekalb County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Annistown Bridge to Highway 124)
Yellow River, -blank- County, 18 miles away
      Class II(III) - 37 miles long (Highway 124 to Lake Jackson)
Yellow River, Gwinnett County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Arnold Road to Annistown Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Nickajack Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 95 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 99 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Nickajack Creek:
University Inn At Emory, Atlanta , 0 miles away
Emory Conference Center Hotel, Atlanta , 1 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ATLANTA-EMORY UNIVERSITY AREA, Decatur , 1 miles away
Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory, Decatur , 2 miles away
Super 8 Decatur/Dntn/Atlanta Area, Decatur , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Nickajack Creek:
White Water Express, Decatur, 1 miles away
Stone Mountain Park Family Campground, Stone Mountain, 10 miles away
Jones RV Park, Norcross, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Nickajack Creek:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 11 miles away
Stone Mountain State Park, Georgia , 12 miles away
Sweetwater Creek State Park, Georgia , 22 miles away
Red Top Mountain State Park, Georgia , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Nickajack Creek:
Druid Hills Golf Club, Atlanta , 1 miles away
Candler Park Golf Course, Atlanta , 2 miles away
Charlie Yates Golf Course, Atlanta , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Nickajack Creek
Buena Vista Lake, DeKalb , 4 miles away
Simmons Lake, DeKalb , 4 miles away
Constitution Lake, DeKalb , 7 miles away

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