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Gibson Lake

  The 8.8-mile-in-length GA Route 282 to Ridgeway Park sector is a grade I-II sector of whitewater on Mountaintown Creek. Whitewater paddlers on this segment of Mountaintown Creek donít need a lot of knowledge in whitewater rafting and kayaking. You find the 11-mile-long GA Route 5 to Carter's Lake sector of Coosawattee River close by; this is a grade I-II whitewater segment. This segment of Coosawattee River is a place where beginners should come paddling.
    Don't go paddling prior to first checking current conditions; it's perilous business. This lake is so wonderful. Camping is available at Plum Nelly Campground, and a magnificent spot nearby is Jackson Hollow.

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These outdoors activities are available near Gibson Lake.
 Lakes Near Gibson Lake:
Weehunt Lake, Fannin County, 8 miles away
Carters Lake, Murray County, 15 miles away
Blue Ridge Lake, Fannin County, 16 miles away
Campbell Cove Lake, Polk County, 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Gibson Lake:
Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia, 15 miles away
Amicalola Falls and Lodge State Park, Georgia, 19 miles away
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, Tennessee, 27 miles away
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA, 45 miles away
 Marinas On or Near Gibson Lake:
Carter's Lake Marina & Resort, Chatsworth, 14 miles away
Lake Blue Ridge Marina, Blue Ridge, 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Gibson Lake:
Nelly Plum Campground, Ellijay, 4 miles away
Plum Nelly Campground, Ellijay, 5 miles away
Jacks River Fields, Epworth, 7 miles away
Ridgeway, Cherrylog, 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Gibson Lake:
Stratford Motor Inn East Ellij, East Ellijay, 4 miles away
Best Western Mountain View Inn, East Ellijay, 4 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites East Ellijay, East Ellijay, 5 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge, 13 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge, 14 miles away
 Hiking Trails Near Gibson Lake:
Bear Creek Trail, Gilmer County, 7 miles away
Mountaintown Creek Trail, Gilmer County, 7 miles away
Panther Creek Trail, Fannin County, 11 miles away
 Ski Areas Near Gibson Lake:
Sky Valley, Georgia, 79 miles away
      210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina, 83 miles away
      225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 84 miles away
      600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Whitewater Near Gibson Lake:
Mountaintown Creek, Gilmer County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.8 miles long (GA Route 282 to Ridgeway Park)
Coosawattee River, Gilmer County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (GA Route 5 to Carter's Lake)
Mountaintown Creek, Gilmer County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Highway 52w to Highway 282w)

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