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Georgia whitewater, Talking Rock Creek

Pickens Gilmer Gordon Murray county, GA Highway 136 to Carters Lake Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     18 miles
  The wonderful Pickens/Gilmer/Gordon/Murray County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This stretch of Talking Rock Creek in Georgia is 18 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-III section. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking
    here in Georgia are often more challenging than in other states, so don't forget that many runs in this state are not easy. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around
here you'll find a large number of good places. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

about the general area:
At Talking Rock Creek you always meet someone from Talking Rock; a good spot like Fort Mountain State Park is too tremendous to leave out. Summertime highs at Talking Rock Creek typically tend to be in the 80's, and during the night it cools down to the 60's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 40's; nighttime lows in the 20's for Talking Rock Creek. Talking Rock Creek gets a lot of water. The month with most of the rain is March while October is usually the driest month.

Talking Rock Creek, GA Highway 136 to Carters Lake Reservoir road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Talking Rock Creek.
 Whitewater Near Talking Rock Creek:
Talking Rock Creek, Pickens/Gilmer/Gordon/Murray County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 18 miles long (GA Highway 136 to Carters Lake Reservoir)
Talking Rock Creek, Pickens/Gilmer/Gordon/Murray County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.5 miles long (GA Highway 5 in Blaine to GA Highway 136)
Mountaintown Creek, Gilmer County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.8 miles long (GA Route 282 to Ridgeway Park)
Coosawattee River, Gilmer County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (GA Route 5 to Carter's Lake)
Mountaintown Creek, Gilmer County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Highway 52w to Highway 282w)
Clear Creek, Gilmer County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 2 miles long (Clear Creek Road to Cartecay River)
Cartecay River, Gilmer County, 14 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2 miles long (Stegall Mill Road to DNR)
Whitewater Outfitter - Mountaintown Outdoor Expdtns, Gilmer County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Holly Creek, Murray County, 15 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 3.21 miles long (Cohutta Wilderness)
Cartecay River, Gilmer County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 2.1 miles long (Lower Cartecay Road to Stegall Mill Road Road)
 Ski Areas Near Talking Rock Creek:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 90 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 94 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 98 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Talking Rock Creek:
Carter's Lake Marina & Resort, Chatsworth , 4 miles away
 Hotels Near Talking Rock Creek:
Comfort Inn & Suites East Ellijay, East Ellijay , 11 miles away
Best Western Mountain View Inn, East Ellijay , 11 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Jasper, Jasper , 11 miles away
Stratford Motor Inn East Ellij, East Ellijay , 12 miles away
Woodbridge Inn, Jasper , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Talking Rock Creek:
Harris Branch, Oakman, 3 miles away
Doll Mountain, Oakman, 3 miles away
Woodring Campground - Carters Lake, -blank-, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Talking Rock Creek:
Bear Creek Trail, Gilmer , 16 miles away
Emery Creek Trail, Gilmer , 16 miles away
Mountaintown Creek Trail, Gilmer , 17 miles away
Songbird Trail, Murray , 18 miles away
Grassy Mountain Tower Trail, Murray , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Talking Rock Creek:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 38 miles away
Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia , 13 miles away
Red Top Mountain State Park, Georgia , 24 miles away
Amicalola Falls and Lodge State Park, Georgia , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Talking Rock Creek:
Big Canoe Golf Club, Big Canoe , 15 miles away
Lake Arrowhead, Waleska , 15 miles away
Fields Ferry Golf Club, Calhoun , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Talking Rock Creek
Carters Lake, Murray , 5 miles away
Lake Arrowhead, Cherokee , 15 miles away

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