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North Carolina whitewater, Chattooga River

Jackson county, North Carolina 1107 to Bull Pen Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     6 miles
The North Carolina 1107 to Bull Pen Bridge section is currently illegal to paddle due to some legal issues. AW has deemed it safe but you can get in legal trouble if you paddle here. Says Bob

No need to travel far to pop by out of the ordinary stuff like Chattooga Cliffs. There's glorious hiking along the Ellicott Rock Trail, and you certainly must stop by Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests if you're here. This river is a great
    place to visit. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Chattooga River; Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail is a fine local trail. You can never get enough of the wonderful skiing at Scaly Mountain; Oconee State
Park is a good place to check out on a delightful day. Lots of folks from Cashiers come to Chattooga River, and nearby you locate tremendous spots like Whiteside Cove. This is no spot for people who donít like to have fun. Throughout the warmest time of the year highs here at Chattooga River get into the 70's. Throughout the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 50's. All through the wintertime the highs are commonly in the  
40's; night lows in the 20's for Chattooga River. Chattooga River sees pretty high levels of rainfall. Of all the months in a year March is the one with the most rain; April is when it's the driest.

Chattooga River, North Carolina 1107 to Bull Pen Bridge road map
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These outdoors activities are available near Chattooga River.
 Whitewater Near Chattooga River:
Chattooga River, Rabun/Oconee County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 5 miles long (Bull Pen Bridge to Burrells Ford Bridge)
Chattooga River, Jackson/Macon County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Bullpen Bridge to Burrell's Ford)
Chattooga River, Jackson County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 6 miles long (North Carolina 1107 to Bull Pen Bridge)
Whitewater River, Jackson/Transylvania County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4 miles long (Bullpen Road to Highway 281)
Cullasaja River, Macon County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III+(V+) - 5 miles long (Ravenel Lake to Mirror Lake)
Chattooga River, Oconee SC/ Rabun GA County, 4 miles away
      Class II-V - 11.3 miles long (Burrell's Ford to Highway 28 Bridge)
Chattooga River - East Fork, Oconee County, 5 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2.46 miles long (Walhalla Fish Hatchery to Chattooga)
Chattooga River - East Fork, Oconee County, 5 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1.9 miles long (Highway 107 to Walhalla Fish Hatchery)
Norton Creek, Jackson County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 2.5 miles long (Above Thorpe Lake)
Big Creek, Rabun County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 2 miles long (Highway 28 to Overflow Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Chattooga River:
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 14 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 17 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 29 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 48 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 66 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Chattooga River:
Innisfree Bed And Breakfast By, Cashiers , 4 miles away
The Park On Main Hotel, Highlands , 6 miles away
Half Mile Farm, Highlands , 6 miles away
Bluegreen Club Lodges Trillium, Ascend Resort Collection, Cashiers , 6 miles away
200 Main, Highlands , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chattooga River:
Ammons Branch Campground, Macon County, 2 miles away
Burrell's Ford, Cashiers, 4 miles away
Burrells Ford Campground, Oconee County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Chattooga River:
Ellicott Rock Trail, Macon , 2 miles away
Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail, Jackson , 3 miles away
Foothills Trail, Oconee , 5 miles away
Foothills Trail, Oconee , 5 miles away
Burrells Ford Trail, Rabun , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chattooga River:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 46 miles away
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 50 miles away
Oconee State Park, South Carolina , 10 miles away
Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests, South Carolina , 12 miles away
Keowee-Toxaway State Park, South Carolina , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chattooga River:
Wade Hampton Golf Club, Cashiers , 3 miles away
Landings, Cashiers , 3 miles away
Cullasaja Club, Highlands , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Chattooga River
Cliffside Lake, Macon , 8 miles away
Bear Creek Lake, Jackson , 12 miles away
Wolf Creek Lake, Jackson , 13 miles away

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