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Georgia whitewater, Shoal Creek

Hart county, GA 77 to Lake Hartwell section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II+     0.2 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Georgia are often tougher than in other states, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. This stretch of Shoal Creek is 0.2 miles long and is a class II+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The starting location is a short drive from Seneca, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This section is very short so
    better bring some good walking shoes. Shoal Creek doesn't have a lot of paddling sections, the GA 77 to Lake Hartwell section is the only one. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The beautiful scenery of Hart County
and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have  
reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
Tugaloo State Park is a tremendous place to check out on a lovely day; there are plenty of people from Bowersville here at Shoal Creek. Lake Hartwell State Park is both delightful and stunning, and it's in close proximity to Shoal Creek. A lot of rainfall falls at Shoal Creek. The wettest month of the year is commonly March, that's the one that rains the most while October is mostly the driest month. Through the warmest time of the year highs here at Shoal Creek reach the 80's, and the night is rather colder of course, typically in the 60's.

Shoal Creek, GA 77 to Lake Hartwell 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 Shoal Creek.
 Whitewater Near Shoal Creek:
Snow River, Oconee County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.5 miles long (Snow Creek Road to Lake Hartwell)
Coneross Creek, Oconee County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 1 miles long (South Carolina 59 to Coneross Hydro Plant Park)
Rice Creek, Franklin County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Victoria Bryant State Park to GA 145)
Broad River, Madison / Elbert / Oglethorpe County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.5 miles long (US Route 281 to US Route 172)
Skull Shoal Creek, Madison County, 17 miles away
      Class III - 0.56 miles long (Home Church Road to Broad River)
Chauga River, Oconee County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 7.5 miles long (Cobbs Bridge Road to North Horseshoe Bridge Road)
Cedar Creek, Oconee County, 21 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Blue Hole Falls to Cobbs Bridge Road)
Eighteenmile Creek, Anderson County, 22 miles away
      Class I(II) - 2 miles long (Nettles Park to US 76)
Oconee Creek, Oconee County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Highway 11 to Little River)
Chauga River, Oconee County, 22 miles away
      Class IV - 9.8 miles long (Route 290 /Cassidy Bridge Road to Cobbs Bridge Road)
 Ski Areas Near Shoal Creek:
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 37 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 37 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 63 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 80 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 93 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Shoal Creek:
Harbor Light Marina South, Lavonia , 1 miles away
Hartwell Marina & Boat Sales, Hartwell , 9 miles away
Lake Keowee Marina, Seneca , 16 miles away
 Beaches Near Shoal Creek:
East Beach, Oconee , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Shoal Creek:
Days Inn Lavonia, Lavonia , 5 miles away
Econo Lodge Lavonia, Lavonia , 5 miles away
Rodeway Inn Lavonia, Lavonia , 5 miles away
Super 8 Lavonia, Lavonia , 6 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites - Lavonia GA, Lavonia , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Shoal Creek:
Lake Hartwell State Recreation Area, Fair Play, 3 miles away
Tugaloo State Park, Lavonia, 3 miles away
Lakeshore RV Resort, Fair Play, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Shoal Creek:
Tugaloo State Park, Georgia , 4 miles away
Lake Hartwell State Park, South Carolina , 6 miles away
Hart State Park, Georgia , 10 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Shoal Creek:
Trails At Chickasaw Point Golf, Westminster , 5 miles away
Foxwood Hills Golf Course, Westminster , 8 miles away
Hartwell Golf Club, Hartwell , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Shoal Creek
Hartwell Lake, Hart , 16 miles away
Hartwell Lake, Anderson , 16 miles away
Lake Keowee, Oconee , 18 miles away

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