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Georgia whitewater, South River

Newton Henry county, GA 81 to Snapping Shoals Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     0.5 miles
Is South River a public river all the way to Jackson Lake? Says Tommy Smith

I was just surfing sites browsing facts about the south river and came across this site regarding canoeing the river and noticed you have a put in get out marker. So is it illegal to put in wherever you want along the river if you have somewhere avail? My email address is travo7919@yahoo.com ALSO do you have to have a small boat are a canoe registered to float
    the river? Says Travis Hill

The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. The natural beauty
of Georgia and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. This is a very short stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. There  
are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This section of South River in Newton/Henry County is 0.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III section. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
Places like Indian Springs State Park are great to have a look at, and you're sure to bump into some good people from Porterdale here.

South River, GA 81 to Snapping Shoals Creek 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 South River.
 Whitewater Near South River:
South River, Newton/Henry County, 0 miles away
      Class III - 0.5 miles long (GA 81 to Snapping Shoals Creek)
Alcovy River, Newton County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 2.4 miles long (Factory Shoals)
Big Sandy Creek, Butts County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.51 miles long (Chief McIntosh Lake to GA 42)
Yellow River, -blank- County, 18 miles away
      Class II(III) - 37 miles long (Highway 124 to Lake Jackson)
Towaliga River, Monroe County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III+(V) - 2 miles long (High Falls)
Yellow River, Gwinnett/Dekalb County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Annistown Bridge to Highway 124)
Little Towaliga River, Monroe County, 21 miles away
      Class III - 2.4 miles long (Rocky Creek Road to Higgins Mill Road)
Alcovy River, Barrow/ Walton/ Newton County, 25 miles away
      Class II-III - 21 miles long (GA Route 81 to US 278)
Hard Labor Creek, Morgan County, 25 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Historic Brown Hill Church to Browning Shoals)
Yellow River, Gwinnett County, 25 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Arnold Road to Annistown Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near South River:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 95 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 98 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near South River:
Sandy's Highway 36 Marina, Jackson , 7 miles away
Martin's Marina, Monticello , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near South River:
La Quinta Inn & Suites Covington, Covington , 9 miles away
Travelodge Covington, Covington , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn Conyers, Conyers , 10 miles away
Econo Lodge Conyers, Conyers , 10 miles away
Courtyard Atlanta Conyers, Conyers , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near South River:
Mount Bethel Campground, Henry County, 4 miles away
Sardis Campground, Henry County, 4 miles away
Salem Campground, Newton County, 6 miles away
 Trails Near South River:
Kinnard Horse Trail, Jasper , 16 miles away
Ocmulgee River Trail, Jasper , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near South River:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 39 miles away
Ocmulgee National Monument, Macon - GA , 47 miles away
Indian Springs State Park, Georgia , 14 miles away
High Falls State Park, Georgia , 17 miles away
Stone Mountain State Park, Georgia , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near South River:
Windy Hill Golf Course, Covington , 6 miles away
Oaks Course, Covington , 7 miles away
Honey Creek Golf & Country Club, Conyers , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near South River
Jackson Lake, Butts , 12 miles away
Hurst Lake, Rockdale , 14 miles away
High Falls Lake, Monroe , 18 miles away

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