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Georgia whitewater, Potato Creek

Upson county, Highway 74 to Flint River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     9 miles
We went from 74 to 36, about 3 miles, I think. It was great nice peaceful stretches of calm water and great little rapids. Take out point at 36 is very rough. All private land and I ask owner if we could take out on his land , he said NO NO. But we still had a good day.Planning a trip from 36 to flint. nubhtar@yahoo.com. Says Nubhtar

This section of Potato Creek is 9 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV section by American
    Whitewater. The nature scenery of Upson County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging,
so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Highway 74 to Flint River section is one of them. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you won't find many other paddling rivers. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came.  
Lodging is available near the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The starting point is not too far from Thomaston, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page.

Briefly about the general area:
The nice folks of Thomaston like to hang out nearby. Potato Creek is a reasonably wet place regularly with a large amount of rainfall. The month of March is the wettest with most of the rain, and October on the other hand is the driest. All through the warm days of summer, highs generally are in the 90's at Potato Creek.

Potato Creek, Highway 74 to Flint River 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 Potato Creek.
 Whitewater Near Potato Creek:
Potato Creek, Upson County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9 miles long (Highway 74 to Flint River)
Lazer Creek, Talbot County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Hendricks Road to Flint)
Flint River, Talbot/Upson County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.1 miles long (Sprewell Bluff State Park to Po Biddy Road)
Little Towaliga River, Monroe County, 29 miles away
      Class III - 2.4 miles long (Rocky Creek Road to Higgins Mill Road)
 Hotels Near Potato Creek:
Quality Inn Thomaston, Thomaston , 5 miles away
Econo Lodge Thomaston, Thomaston , 6 miles away
Days Inn Thomaston, Thomaston , 6 miles away
PROPERTY OFFLINE - L7MAR, Barnesville , 18 miles away
Lamar Inn And Suites, Barnesville , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Potato Creek:
Southern Comfort RV Park, Thomaston, 3 miles away
Big Lazer Creek, Talbotton, 4 miles away
Big Lazer Creek, Talbotton, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Potato Creek:
Ocmulgee National Monument, Macon - GA , 57 miles away
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 66 miles away
F.D. Roosevelt State Park, Georgia , 30 miles away
High Falls State Park, Georgia , 32 miles away
Indian Springs State Park, Georgia , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Potato Creek:
Hickory Ridge Golf Club, Meansville , 9 miles away
Cedars Golf Course, Zebulon , 15 miles away
Pebblebrooke Golf Club, Manchester , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Potato Creek
Harden Lake, Pike , 17 miles away
Akin Lake, Lamar , 19 miles away

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