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Georgia whitewater, Rottenwood Creek

Cobb county, Windy Hill Road to Chattahoochee River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     2.25 miles
  If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so don't forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The put-in is not too far from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in
    nature are great reasons to come. The wonderful Cobb County scenery and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. No need to look hard for hotels, and if you make reservations in advance
you're all set. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. This is a short paddling 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 spots.

Briefly about the general area:
A tour to Sweetwater Creek State Park when you're here at Rottenwood Creek is never a bad idea, and if you're here
you will meet lots of folks from close by Smyrna. A splendid spot to take a look at next to Rottenwood Creek is Thornton Shoals. If time allows, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is a national park worth stopping at. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Rottenwood Creek with night lows in the 60's. Highs throughout the wintertime are typically in the 40's, and nighttime lows throughout the winter for Rottenwood Creek tend to be in the 20's. Rottenwood Creek is a wet spot that gets a good deal of precipitation. The month with most of the rain is March; the driest of the months is October.

Rottenwood Creek, Windy Hill Road to Chattahoochee 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 Rottenwood Creek.
 Whitewater Near Rottenwood Creek:
Rottenwood Creek, Cobb County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.25 miles long (Windy Hill Road to Chattahoochee River)
Chattahoochee River, Cobb/Fulton County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 3.5 miles long (Powers Ferry to West Pallisades/Paces Mill)
Chattahoochee River, Cobb/Fulton County, 3 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0.2 miles long (Upstream of Atlanta Road)
Sope Creek, Cobb County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2.5 miles long (Lower Roswell Road to Chattahoochee River)
Marsh Creek, Fulton County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Mill Spring Academy to Riverside Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - White Water Learning Center, Fulton County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Big Creek, Fulton County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III(V+) - 2 miles long (Grimes Bridge Road to Vickery Creek Park)
Nickajack Creek, Cobb County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (East-West Connector to Bankhead Highway)
Sweetwater Creek, Douglas County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 4 miles long (Sweetwater Creek State Park to Chattahoochee River)
Annewakee River, Douglas County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 3.5 miles long (Anneewakee Road to GA Route 166)
 Ski Areas Near Rottenwood Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 99 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
 Marinas Near Rottenwood Creek:
Little River Marina, Canton , 18 miles away
Harbor Town Marina, Acworth , 19 miles away
 Beaches Near Rottenwood Creek:
Upper Tanyard Creek Swimming Beach, Bartow , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Rottenwood Creek:
Embassy Suites By Hilton Atlanta Galleria, Atlanta , 0 miles away
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center, Atlanta , 0 miles away
Hyatt House Atlanta Cobb Galleria, Atlanta , 1 miles away
Homewood Suites By Hilton Atlanta-Galleria-Cumberland, Atlanta , 1 miles away
Sheraton Suites Galleria-Atlanta, Atlanta , 1 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rottenwood Creek:
Brookwood Rv Resort Park, Marietta, 4 miles away
Atlanta Marietta RV Resort, Marietta, 4 miles away
La Siesta RV Park, Marietta, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rottenwood Creek:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 10 miles away
Sweetwater Creek State Park, Georgia , 14 miles away
Stone Mountain State Park, Georgia , 22 miles away
Red Top Mountain State Park, Georgia , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rottenwood Creek:
Fox Creek Golf Club & Driving Range, Smyrna , 4 miles away
Atlanta Country Club, Marietta , 4 miles away
North Fulton Golf Course, Atlanta , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Rottenwood Creek
Elarbee Lake, Fulton , 2 miles away
White Oak Lake, Cobb , 5 miles away
Northridge Lake, Fulton , 11 miles away

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