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Gwinnett Dekalb county, Annistown Bridge to Highway 124 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     4 miles
  The scenic beauty of Gwinnett/Dekalb County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. No shortage of good hotels, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This river system is full of great
    paddling stretches, the Annistown Bridge to Highway 124 stretch is just one of them. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. The starting location is a short drive from
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, as you can see on the road map further down. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's perfect for a one day trip. There's camping available near Yellow River. The Annistown Bridge to Highway 124 stretch of Yellow River is 4 miles long and has been rated as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good spots for  
that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
Horseshoe Bend is a glorious location to stop by while in the neighborhood, and Stone Mountain State Park is a good place. Here at Yellow River there are plenty of folks from Lithonia. The high level of precipitation makes Yellow River a pretty wet place. March is the wettest month with most rain, and October on the other hand is the driest. High temperatures at Yellow River during the days of summer are in the 80's. Summer night lows fall down to the 60's. Daytime highs through the winter are in the 40's; overnight lows in the 20's for Yellow River.

Yellow River, Annistown Bridge to Highway 124 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 Yellow River.
 Whitewater Near Yellow River:
Yellow River, Gwinnett/Dekalb County, 1 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Annistown Bridge to Highway 124)
Yellow River, -blank- County, 1 miles away
      Class II(III) - 37 miles long (Highway 124 to Lake Jackson)
Yellow River, Gwinnett County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Arnold Road to Annistown Bridge)
Apalachee River, Putnam/Baldwin County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 55.8 miles long (GA Route 81 to Oconee River)
Nickajack Creek, Cobb County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (East-West Connector to Bankhead Highway)
Alcovy River, Barrow/ Walton/ Newton County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 21 miles long (GA Route 81 to US 278)
South River, Newton/Henry County, 19 miles away
      Class III - 0.5 miles long (GA 81 to Snapping Shoals Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - White Water Learning Center, Fulton County, 20 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Big Creek, Fulton County, 23 miles away
      Class I-III(V+) - 2 miles long (Grimes Bridge Road to Vickery Creek Park)
Marsh Creek, Fulton County, 24 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1 miles long (Mill Spring Academy to Riverside Road)
 Ski Areas Near Yellow River:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 84 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 87 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Yellow River:
Days Inn Atlanta Stone Mountain, Stone Mountain , 4 miles away
Quality Inn Stone Mountain, Stone Mountain , 4 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites At Stone Mountain, Stone Mountain , 4 miles away
Holiday Inn Express ATLANTA-STONE MOUNTAIN, Stone Mountain , 4 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Snellville - Stone Mountain, Snellville , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Yellow River:
Stone Mountain State Memorial Park, Stone Mountain, 4 miles away
Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain, 5 miles away
Campwest Minster, Conyers, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Yellow River:
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 21 miles away
Ocmulgee National Monument, Macon - GA , 66 miles away
Stone Mountain State Park, Georgia , 6 miles away
Fort Yargo Recreation Area, Georgia , 25 miles away
Indian Springs State Park, Georgia , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Yellow River:
Country Club Of Gwinnett, Snellville , 3 miles away
Rainforest Golf, Stone Mountain , 4 miles away
Golf Shots, Stone Mountain , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Yellow River
Hurst Lake, Rockdale , 7 miles away
Browne Lake, Gwinnett , 8 miles away
Simmons Lake, DeKalb , 15 miles away

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