Access at Old Federal Road is steep, but can be reasonably done.  The banks are heavily wooded with frequent small class 1 shoals. Two of which extend for approximately a quarter of a mile or more. This section has more shoals than are found upstream for the previous 35 miles to the tunnel.
  • River Difficulty: Beginner (Class I)
  • Distance: 5.7 miles (Old Federal Rd. - Hwy 372)
  • Avg Gradient: X.X fpm
  • Minimum Suggested Level: unknown

River Information:


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Put In / Take Out Location:

Put in: On GA400, drive North to  the intersection at North GA Premium Outlet Mall in Dawsonville. Turn left on State Route 318. Drive 4 Miles to Highway 9 and turn left and dirve 1 mile. Turn right one A.T.More Road, drive .7 miles. Turn Right on Kelly Bridge Rd. Drive 6 miles. Park in field on the right. This is private property, please help keep relations with the land owner positive.  Parking is $3. Take out: On Highway 9, drive South. Turn Right On Old Federal Road. Return to Top

Nearby Outfitters:

The Outside World
Phone: 706-265-4500
Sells everything you need to paddle. Rental equipment is also available.
Website: www.theoutsideworld.net
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