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Georgia whitewater, Skull Shoal Creek

Madison county, Home Church Road to Broad River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     0.56 miles
  The scenic beauty of Madison County and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. The Home Church Road to Broad River section of Skull Shoal Creek in Georgia is 0.56 miles long and it is classified as a class III section by American Whitewater. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The Home Church Road to Broad River stretch
    is the only paddling stretch along Skull Shoal Creek. This is an extremely short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. 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 visiting here do keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. The campgrounds here at Skull Shoal Creek are pretty good. The starting location is a reasonable  
drive from Athens-Clarke County, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're popping by Skull Shoal Creek from Comer, you won't be the only one. Victoria Bryant State Park is a wonderful place to stretch your legs a bit, and when you're here it's always fun to go to Watson Mill State Park. This river is so great. High temperatures at Skull Shoal Creek during the summer months are in the 80's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. The winter comes with highs in the 50's, and nighttime lows at Skull Shoal Creek throughout the wintertime generally sink into the 20's.

Skull Shoal Creek, Home Church Road to Broad 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 Skull Shoal Creek.
 Whitewater Near Skull Shoal Creek:
Broad River, Madison / Elbert / Oglethorpe County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.5 miles long (US Route 281 to US Route 172)
Big Clouds Creek, Oglethorpe County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.9 miles long (GA 22 to Watson Mill Bridge St. P Highway)
Rice Creek, Franklin County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Victoria Bryant State Park to GA 145)
Shoal Creek, Hart County, 17 miles away
      Class II+ - 0.2 miles long (GA 77 to Lake Hartwell)
Snow River, Oconee County, 28 miles away
      Class I-III - 2.5 miles long (Snow Creek Road to Lake Hartwell)
Rose Creek, Oconee County, 28 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.2 miles long (Elder Mill Road park and huck)
Coneross Creek, Oconee County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 1 miles long (South Carolina 59 to Coneross Hydro Plant Park)
 Ski Areas Near Skull Shoal Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 50 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 51 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 80 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 94 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Skull Shoal Creek:
Hartwell Marina & Boat Sales, Hartwell , 17 miles away
Harbor Light Marina South, Lavonia , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Skull Shoal Creek:
Days Inn Royston, Royston , 8 miles away
The Skelton House, Hartwell , 16 miles away
Days Inn Elberton, Elberton , 16 miles away
Days Inn Lavonia, Lavonia , 17 miles away
Econo Lodge Lavonia, Lavonia , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Skull Shoal Creek:
Watson Mill Bridge State Park, Comer, 8 miles away
River's Edge, Dewy Rose, 8 miles away
Victoria Bryant State Park, Royston, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Skull Shoal Creek:
Watson Mill State Park, Georgia , 8 miles away
Victoria Bryant State Park, Georgia , 10 miles away
Hart State Park, Georgia , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Skull Shoal Creek:
Highland Walk Golf Course, Royston , 9 miles away
Sunrise Golf Club, Colbert , 10 miles away
Cateechee Golf Club, Hartwell , 16 miles away

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