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Gwinnett county, Arnold Road to Annistown Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     10 miles
The Yellow River from Five Forks Trickum to Annistown Bridge Road is 100% PRIVATE PROPERTY.  This section has not been declared ''Navigable'' by the state. Accordingly, the public does not have a right of passage and any floating on this river section is criminal trespassing. I am a land owner on this section, and because the river has had such an increase in trash from people who illegally float the river, I have begun calling the police
    on anyone floating on the river in this section. Says Yellow River Landowner

Looking to find a kayak group around Snellville Georgia for the spring.  Recently moved from Savannah and I am having kayak withdrawals. 
Says Dawn O'Connor

The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The put-in is not too far from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your
camp stove too. The Arnold Road to Annistown Bridge stretch of Yellow River in Gwinnett County is 10 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The beautiful scenery of Gwinnett County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. There are many good hotels to choose from, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots.

Yellow River, Arnold Road to Annistown Bridge road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

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These outdoors activities are available near Yellow River.
 Whitewater Near Yellow River:
Yellow River, Gwinnett County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Arnold Road to Annistown Bridge)
Yellow River, Gwinnett/Dekalb County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Annistown Bridge to Highway 124)
Yellow River, -blank- County, 5 miles away
      Class II(III) - 37 miles long (Highway 124 to Lake Jackson)
Apalachee River, Putnam/Baldwin County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 55.8 miles long (GA Route 81 to Oconee River)
Alcovy River, Barrow/ Walton/ Newton County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 21 miles long (GA Route 81 to US 278)
Nickajack Creek, Cobb County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (East-West Connector to Bankhead Highway)
Whitewater Outfitter - White Water Learning Center, Fulton County, 20 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Big Creek, Fulton County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III(V+) - 2 miles long (Grimes Bridge Road to Vickery Creek Park)
South River, Newton/Henry County, 23 miles away
      Class III - 0.5 miles long (GA 81 to Snapping Shoals Creek)
Marsh Creek, Fulton County, 23 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Mill Spring Academy to Riverside Road)
 Ski Areas Near Yellow River:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 81 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 84 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Yellow River:
Lanier Harbor Marina, Buford , 17 miles away
Waterfront Lanier Harbor, Buford , 17 miles away
Holiday On Lake Lanier, Buford , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Yellow River:
La Quinta Inn & Suites Snellville - Stone Mountain, Snellville , 2 miles away
Crestwood Suites Of Snellville, Snellville , 3 miles away
Crestwood Suites Of Snellville, Snellville , 3 miles away
Crestwood Suites - Snellville, Snellville , 3 miles away
Days Inn Atlanta Stone Mountain, Stone Mountain , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Yellow River:
Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain, 5 miles away
Stone Mountain State Memorial Park, Stone Mountain, 5 miles away
Stone Mountain Park Family Campground, Stone Mountain, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Yellow River:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 20 miles away
Ocmulgee National Monument, Macon - GA , 69 miles away
Stone Mountain State Park, Georgia , 7 miles away
Fort Yargo Recreation Area, Georgia , 24 miles away
Hard Labor Creek State Park, Georgia , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Yellow River:
Northwood Golf And Country Club, Lawrenceville , 5 miles away
Mystery Valley Golf Club, Lithonia , 8 miles away
Collins Hill Golf Club, Lawrenceville , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Yellow River
Browne Lake, Gwinnett , 5 miles away
Hurst Lake, Rockdale , 11 miles away
Simmons Lake, DeKalb , 15 miles away

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