HELP!! River description and rapid information needed

The Chattooga River Section 3 is near the upper limits of Intermediate rivers at a river level of 2′.  At a river level of XXX it becomes an advanced section . The river is located near Clayton Ga on the South Carolina state line.

While Section 3 is broken up by access points here, it is widely considered to be everything between Earls Ford to Highway 76 (12.2 Miles).

  • River Difficulty: Intermediate (Class III- IV)
  • Distance: C-D 3.13 miles (Earls Ford / Forest Service Rd 721 to Sandy Ford / Forest Service Rd 721A)
  • Avg Gradient: 25.3 fpm
  • Minimum Suggested Level: x.x’ (x.x’ or higher preferred)

River Information:

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USGS Water Gauge:


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Put In / Take Out Location:

Put in:
Earl’s Ford
34 52.755N, 83 13.691W

Take out:
Sandy Ford
34 51.622N, 83 14.785W

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Nearby Outfitters:

Nantahala Outdoor Center

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