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Georgia whitewater, Tallulah River

Rabun county, Tate Branch Campground to Coleman River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     3 miles
  The scenic beauty of Rabun County and the water flowing gracefully down Tallulah River beats anything. The put-in is not too far from Cornelia, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Tate Branch Campground to Coleman River section is just one of them. The beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great plus for this river. If you're a
    camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Georgia are often tougher than in other states, so keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe
for beginners. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. The Tate Branch Campground to Coleman River section of Tallulah River in Georgia is 3 miles long and it is classified as a class V section by American Whitewater. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this  
general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. 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.

Briefly about the general area:
Take a hike on the Stewart Trail, and you unquestionably must have a look at Moccasin Creek State Park while you're here. But wait, there's more amusing stuff to do in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Hurricane Creek Trail; Black Rock Mountain State Park is both pleasant and pretty. This river is so perfect. Very charming scenery and great skiing is what you get at Sky Valley.

Tallulah River, Tate Branch Campground to Coleman 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 Tallulah River.
 Whitewater Near Tallulah River:
Tallulah River, Rabun County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Tate Branch Campground to Coleman River)
Coleman River, Rabun County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 2.7 miles long (Coleman River Road to Tallulah River)
Tallulah River, Towns/Rabun County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 5.5 miles long (GA/North Carolina State Line to Tate Branch Campground)
Nantahala River, Macon County, 8 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4 miles long (Kimsey Creek to US 64)
Moccasin Creek, Rabun County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 5 miles long (Wildcat Road to Lake Burton)
Mud Creek, Habersham/Hall County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Road to Chatahoochee)
Nantahala River, Macon/Clay County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 12.74 miles long (Highway 64 to Nantahala Lake)
Stekoa Creek, Rabun County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Highway 23 to Rickman Airfield Road)
Tiger Creek, Rabun County, 13 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Lakemont to Tallulah River)
Tallulah River, Rabun County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Old Highway 441 to Tallulah Falls Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Tallulah River:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 14 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 17 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 43 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 47 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 92 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Tallulah River:
Anchorage Marine, Clayton , 7 miles away
Anchorage Boat Dock, Clayton , 11 miles away
Lakemont Marine, Lakemont , 13 miles away
Chatuge Cove Marina, Hayesville , 14 miles away
Boundary Waters Resort & Marina, Hiawassee , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Tallulah River:
Beechwood Inn Bed Breakfast An, Clayton , 11 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Mt. Chalet, Clayton , 11 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Clayton , 11 miles away
Days Inn Clayton, Clayton , 11 miles away
Knights Inn Dillard, Dillard , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tallulah River:
Tate Branch Campground, Towns County, 1 miles away
Tate Branch, Rabun Gap, 1 miles away
Sandy Bottoms, Hiawassee, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Tallulah River:
Hurricane Creek Trail, Macon , 8 miles away
Stewart Trail, Macon , 8 miles away
Gage Trail, Macon , 9 miles away
Thorn Mountain Trail, Macon , 11 miles away
Rufus Morgan Trail, Macon , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tallulah River:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 43 miles away
Moccasin Creek State Park, Georgia , 6 miles away
Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia , 10 miles away
Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tallulah River:
Waterfall Country Club, Clayton , 4 miles away
Rabun County Golf Club, Clayton , 11 miles away
Ridges Golf Course, Hayesville , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Tallulah River
Lake Burton, Rabun , 9 miles away
Nantahala Lake, Macon , 16 miles away
Chatuge Lake, Clay , 17 miles away

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