Coosawatte River from the re-regulation dam to highway 136 starts off with an impressive looking class II rapid. It looks worse than it is and is straight foward ending in a large pool. With a little portage this can be avoided. The current is brisk at 2-3 miles per hour. Scenery started off very nice, but fades due to the huge number of tires that have been dumped into the river. Turtles found in most Georgia rivers seemed to be missing.

River wide strainers provide some real obstacles at the end of the run.

  • River Difficulty: Beginner (Class I-II)
  • Distance: 16.3 miles (2.2 A-B & 14.1 B-C)
  • Avg Gradient: 13 fpm
  • Max Gradient: 1.4 fpm
  • Suggested Level: Unknown
  • Minimum Level: Unknown

River Information:

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USGS Water Gauge:


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Put In / Take Out Location:

Put In: From the intersection of US411 & State 136, go East .4 miles to Old Hwy 411. Turn Left (North) Drive 1.5 miles to the park on the right. Lots of parking.

Take out: From the intersection of 411 & State 136, go West 4.6 miles. Parking is in a remote area and extremely limited. The take out is very steep.

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Nearby Outfitters:

None

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