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North Carolina whitewater, Scotts Creek

Jackson county, Willets-Ochre Hill to Addie section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV(V)     2 miles
  The nature scenery of Jackson County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The Willets-Ochre Hill to Addie stretch of Scotts Creek is 2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV(V) section. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in North Carolina tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that lots
    of rivers in this state are good for beginners. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. The river winds through the Blue Ridge Mountains and you get great
scenery. The starting location is a short drive from Brevard, as you can see on the road map further down. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This is a somewhat short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This river system has a few good  
paddling stretches and the Willets-Ochre Hill to Addie section is one of them. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Scotts Creek you'll perhaps meet some folks from Sylva, and great skiing awaits you at Cataloochee. You'll in fact wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the exciting stuff in the Blue Ridge Mountains. While you're here at Scotts Creek you can take a hike along the Caldwell Fork Trail, and Chestnut Gap is a nice place to spend some time. At this river you will always have a good time.

Scotts Creek, Willets-Ochre Hill to Addie 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 Scotts Creek.
 Whitewater Near Scotts Creek:
Scotts Creek, Jackson County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 2 miles long (Willets-Ochre Hill to Addie)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rafting With MY Kids, Jackson County, 1 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Tuckasegee River, Jackson County, 7 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Dillsboro to Route 1392)
Whitewater Outfitter - Tuckaseegee Outfitters, Jackson County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Tuckasegee River, Jackson County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 9.4 miles long (Cedar Cliff Reservior to Cullowhee)
Whitewater Outfitter - Dillsboro River Company, Jackson County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Carolina Mountains Outdoor, Jackson County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Blue Ridge Outing, Jackson County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Raven Fork, Swain County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 8 miles long (Job Corps Bridge to Confluence with Oconalufftee)
Tuckasegee River - West Fork, Jackson County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 9.5 miles long (Thorpe Dam to Tuckasegee River)
 Ski Areas Near Scotts Creek:
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 10 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 25 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 28 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 33 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 54 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 98 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 98 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Scotts Creek:
Quality Inn Sylva, Sylva , 3 miles away
Comfort Inn Sylva, Sylva , 4 miles away
Jonathan Creek Inn, Maggie Valley , 7 miles away
Misty Mountain Ranch B B Cab, Maggie Valley , 7 miles away
Ramada Maggie Valley, Maggie Valley , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Scotts Creek:
Moonshine Creek, Balsam, 4 miles away
Meadowbrook Resort, Maggie Valley, 7 miles away
Hillbilly Campground, Maggie Valley, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Scotts Creek:
Caldwell Fork Trail, Haywood , 12 miles away
Palmer Creek Trail, Haywood , 13 miles away
Asbury Trail, Haywood , 16 miles away
Shortoff Mountain Trail, Macon , 16 miles away
Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail, Jackson , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Scotts Creek:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 30 miles away
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 42 miles away
Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests, South Carolina , 28 miles away
Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina , 28 miles away
Oconee State Park, South Carolina , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Scotts Creek:
Laurel Ridge Country Club, Waynesville , 10 miles away
Golf Scapes, Whittier , 11 miles away
Waynesville Country Club Inn & Starter, Waynesville , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Scotts Creek
Bear Creek Lake, Jackson , 11 miles away
Wolf Creek Lake, Jackson , 14 miles away
Waterville Lake, Haywood , 18 miles away

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