Immerse yourself in the charm of our cozy riverside Guest House nestled along the picturesque Chauga River. This one-bedroom, one-bath retreat is perfectly situated for adventure, offering a harmonious blend of space and comfort. Delight in exclusive river access and your own private beachfront, ensuring a tranquil getaway for a maximum of two guests. Indulge in the pleasure of grilling and relish evenings by the fire pit or in the hammock. Should you desire to fish, simply request our fishing poles. Come and bask in the serene beauty of this natural oasis!
Prepare to embark on an incredible hiking adventure in the Mountain Rest area! Begin your journey with a scenic 1.6-mile round trip to Lee Falls in Tamassee, offering breathtaking vistas along the way. Continue your outdoor exploration in Walhalla with the 1.5-mile Issaqueena Falls and Stumphouse Tunnel trail, which presents a rewarding challenge with a 250-foot elevation gain. For those craving a lengthier trek, immerse yourself in the 6.5-mile round trip to Big Bend Falls in Mountain Rest.
Don’t miss the opportunity to explore King Creek Falls and Spoonauger Falls along the Chattooga River, each offering delightful 0.5 and 1-mile round trips, respectively. And if you venture into Clayton, Georgia, be sure to embark on the brief yet scenic 0.6-mile round trip to Martin Creek Falls. These hikes promise a diverse array of natural wonders, from serene river views to enchanting cascading waterfalls. Many of these trails can be accessed via the Warwoman Wildlife Management Area, so be sure to have directions on hand for your outdoor explorations.
Dive into the world of angling along the Chattooga River! This majestic river offers an array of fly fishing opportunities spanning across North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina. The upper section in North Carolina provides a serene fishing experience amidst pristine forests, while the lower section, along Highway 28, is designated as a Delayed Harvest Stream, teeming with brook, rainbow, and brown trout thanks to regular stocking.
For novice anglers, Burrell’s Ford Campground is a treasure trove, heavily stocked and perfect for landing abundant trout. The Chattooga River Delayed Harvest section adheres to catch-and-release regulations from October through May, presenting an exciting challenge as the season unfolds and trout become more selective in their feeding habits. If you venture upstream, you’ll find even better fishing opportunities away from the crowds.
From Reed Creek to Ellicott Rock, the river is generously stocked by Georgia and South Carolina, granting access via trails on both sides. Here, you’ll encounter a variety of trout, from stocked to wild, offering diverse challenges and opportunities for anglers. Depending on the water conditions, employ various fly fishing techniques, from streamer fishing to dry flies, to enhance your success.
Kayaking & Rafting
For paddlers of all skill levels, the Chattooga River beckons as the Southeast’s sole Wild & Scenic River. Whether you opt for an adventurous private rafting journey or team up with reputable commercial outfitters like Nantahala Outdoor Center, Southeastern Expeditions, or Wildwater Ltd, this river guarantees an adrenaline rush. Guided commercial trips come complete with seasoned guides, top-notch safety gear, and a delightful riverside lunch. Prepare to conquer the river’s thrilling rapids, including the renowned Five Falls. This untamed river is a must-visit for outdoor enthusiasts seeking heart-pounding adventures in a pristine natural setting.
Calling all mountain biking enthusiasts in the Mountain Rest area! Prepare for an exhilarating adventure on a variety of thrilling trails:
The Issaqueena Lake Trail extends over 7 miles, providing a moderately challenging ride.
Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park caters to riders of all skill levels.
Explore the Chattooga Belle Farm Trails, offering varying lengths to cater to different preferences.
At the Warwoman Dell Recreation Area, you can enjoy both mountain biking and hiking adventures.
The Oconee Connector Trail covers a 2-mile one-way biking experience, while the more demanding Fork Mountain Trail spans 8 miles one way and presents a moderate to difficult terrain.
Additionally, within the scenic Warwoman Wildlife Management Area, bikers can look forward to an array of exciting trails. Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping mountain biking experience in this picturesque region.
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