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South Carolina whitewater, Chattooga River

Rabun GA Oconee SC county, Route 76 Bridge to Tugaloo Lake Boat Ramp section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV+(V)     5.2 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Toccoa, as you can see on the road map further down. The Route 76 Bridge to Tugaloo Lake Boat Ramp section of Chattooga River in Rabun GA / Oconee SC County is 5.2 miles long and has been rated as a class II-IV+(V) section by American Whitewater. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. There's camping available near Chattooga River. Getting
    a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve
in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in South Carolina is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's perfect for a one day trip. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Route 76 Bridge to Tugaloo Lake Boat Ramp stretch is just one of them. The scenic beauty of  
Rabun GA / Oconee SC County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains scenery is an added bonus.

Briefly about the general area:
If you fancy a little side visit, try Woodall Shoals, and Black Rock Mountain State Park is both great and pretty. So much entertaining stuff to do here in the Blue Ridge Mountains, too great to be true. People from Lakemont love to come to Chattooga River, and the Chattooga Trail offers hiking at its best. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. You definitely should take a look at Tallulah Gorge State Park if you're here at Chattooga River; there's pleasant hiking along the Bartram Trail.

Chattooga River, Route 76 Bridge to Tugaloo Lake Boat Ramp road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Chattooga River.
 Whitewater Near Chattooga River:
Chattooga River, Rabun GA / Oconee SC County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV+(V) - 5.2 miles long (Route 76 Bridge to Tugaloo Lake Boat Ramp)
Chattooga River, Rabun GA / Oconee SC County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV+(V) - 5.2 miles long (Route 76 Bridge to Tugaloo Lake Boat Ramp)
Brasstown Creek, Oconee County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.8 miles long (Brasstown Road to Yonah Lake)
Stekoa Creek, Rabun County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.75 miles long (Timber Bluff Road off US Route 76 to Chattooga River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater Limited, Oconee County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Tallulah River, Rabun County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.5 miles long (Tallulah Gorge to Lake Tugaloo)
Tallulah River, Rabun County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Old Highway 441 to Tallulah Falls Lake)
Tiger Creek, Rabun County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 1 miles long (Lakemont to Tallulah River)
Stekoa Creek, Rabun County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Highway 23 to Rickman Airfield Road)
Big Panther Creek, Habersham Stephens County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 5.3 miles long (Old Highway 441 to dirt road by Panther Creek by Yonah Lake Road)
 Ski Areas Near Chattooga River:
Sky Valley, Georgia , 12 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 13 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 48 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 55 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 88 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Chattooga River:
Lakemont Marine, Lakemont , 8 miles away
Anchorage Boat Dock, Clayton , 8 miles away
Anchorage Marine, Clayton , 12 miles away
LA Prade's Marina, Clarkesville , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Chattooga River:
Quality Inn & Suites Mt. Chalet, Clayton , 7 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Clayton , 7 miles away
Days Inn Clayton, Clayton , 8 miles away
Beechwood Inn Bed Breakfast An, Clayton , 8 miles away
Country Hearth Inn Toccoa, Toccoa , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chattooga River:
Woodall Shoals, Mountain Rest, 2 miles away
Brasstown Falls, Long Creek, 4 miles away
Thrifts Ferry, Mountain Rest, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Chattooga River:
Bartram Trail, Rabun , 5 miles away
Chattooga Trail, Rabun , 6 miles away
Three Forks Trail, Rabun , 14 miles away
Burrells Ford Trail, Rabun , 15 miles away
Gage Trail, Macon , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chattooga River:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 55 miles away
Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia , 6 miles away
Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia , 10 miles away
Oconee State Park, South Carolina , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chattooga River:
Kingwood Golf Club & Resort, Clayton , 5 miles away
Rabun County Golf Club, Clayton , 8 miles away
The Orchard Golf And Country Club, Clarkesville , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Chattooga River
Yonah Lake, Stephens , 5 miles away
Stonecypher Lake, Stephens , 14 miles away
Lake Burton, Rabun , 15 miles away

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