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Conasauga – Upper

Gauges: stick gauge at take out creek mouth, 1.8’ 3/27/11, a little low. Mill Creek at Crandall Ga. 100 cfs at 6:00 AM, needs to be 50 and rising. Holly Ck at 1200, needs to be 600+, per Michael McCurdy. Rapid locations (latitude, longitude, degrees) courtesy Tom...

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Chattahoocheee (HH-II ) Franklin Whitewater

Mid November is the perfect time to see peak fall leaf color in this area, and the water quality at this time of year is very good, very clear for a piedmont stream, downstream of Atlanta.  (Though, in hot or wet weather this is not always the case).  We put...

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Warwoman Creek

Warwoman CreekIntermediate Winter Creek Run Section: Bridge on Earls Ford Road to Sandy Ford on Chattooga.Scenery: Beautiful.Appropriate for: Intermediates, Advanced.Miles on River: 4 on Warwoman; 3 on the Chattooga.Months Runnable: Probably all if wet.Difficulty:...

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Alabama Scenic River Trail

Alabama Scenic River Trail At 631 miles, the Alabama Scenic River Trail is the longest river trail in a single state. The Trail was designated as a National Recreation Trail about the time of its official opening in the summer of 2008. While the goal of an established...

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Toccoa (I-J) – Sandy Bottom to Persimmon Creek

After Sandy Bottoms the Toccoa has wilderness moments, but has numerous houses built on the left side of the river. Most of the rapids are suitable for newly trained paddlers, with the exception of "Party Rock" which flips canoes and kayaks with ease and regularity....

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Tuckaseegee

The Tuckaseegee is a favorite river for whitewater canoe and kayak instruction. There are lots of large eddies and places to practice with easy recovery for those cases when the eddy line wins. During the Summer months the Tuckaseegee river still has water from dam...

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Chattahoochee (X-Y) Metro Chattahoochee

As the Chattahoochee goes under I-285, it is cursed with memories of the 1970s and "The Ramilin' Raft Race". Every year, Atlanta would send tens of thousands of people would partake in largest floating party in the world. Fueled by beer and pot, the river was assumed...

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Noontoola Creek

I have such a hard time making myself go paddling on the Ocoee river. It's always crowded and full of rafts and lots of noise. The Ocoee just isn't what I took up paddling for, which was to get out of traffic jams and away from crowds. So, for the last few weekends...

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Town Creek of White County, Georgia: Exploration

Town Creek arises at Tesnatee Gap on the Richard Russell Scenic Highway and tumbles south between Cowrock Mountain and Adams Bald in the Chestatee Wildlife Management Area. One of the first roads to cross the Blue Ridge in Georgia, the historic Logan Turnpike, once...

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Little River Canyon Fact Sheet

Where:NE Alabama; about 40 miles west of Rome, Georgia. The Little River in Alabama,commonly referred to as Little River Canyon, is a medium size pool and drop river running through an outstanding canyon offering class III to V whitewater for canoe and kayak. ...

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Chattooga (G-H) End of Section 3

HELP!! River description and rapid information neededThe 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...

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Chattooga (F-G) FS722 – FS722A

HELP!! River description and rapid information neededThe 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...

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Chattooga (E-F) Section 3.5 – Fall Creek Rd to FS722

HELP!! River description and rapid information neededThe 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...

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Chattooga (D-E) Section 3 – Sandy Ford to Fall Creek Rd

HELP!! River description and rapid information neededThe 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...

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Chattooga (C-D) Section 3 – Earls Ford to Sandy Ford

HELP!! River description and rapid information neededThe 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...

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Chattooga (A – B – C) Section 2

HELP!! River description and rapid information neededThe Chattooga River Section 2 is a trained beginner river level river near Clayton Ga on the South Carolina state line. River Difficulty: Trained Beginner (Class I- II)Distance: A-B XX.X miles (Hwy 28 to SC Park on...

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Chattahoochee (M-N) Settles Bridge to McGinnis Ferry

Canoeing or kayaking the Buford Dam section of the Chattahoochee River will surprise you. Water coming out of Lake Lanier is crystal clear and ice cold! Since the river is virtually reborn at the dam, the river has very little trash along the banks. It is much nicer...

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Whites Creek – Tennessee (SR 68 – Highway 27)

Intermediate Creek Run — White's Creek, Rhea County, TN (SR 68 - Highway 27)Section: State Route 68 Bridge to Highway 27 near Spring CityScenery: Beautiful & isolatedAppropriate for: Solid intermediate – advancedMiles on River: ~ 10 milesMonths Runnable: Winter,...

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Sope Creek

Section: Lower Roswell Road to Columns Drive on Metro ChattahoocheeScenery: PrettyAppropriate for: AdvancedMiles on River: 2-3 milesMonth Runnable: Only after major rain.Difficulty: III (IV at high water)AWA Point Scale: 18 pointsGradient: I estimate 30-40 feet per...

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Chattahoochee (L-M) Buford Dam to Settles Bridge

Canoeing or kayaking the Buford Dam section of the Chattahoochee River will surprise you. Water coming out of Lake Lanier is crystal clear and ice cold! Since the river is virtually reborn at the dam, the river has very little trash along the banks. It is much nicer...

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Hiwassee

The Hiwassee river is a fantastic place to canoe or kayak. It is packed with enough challenges to provide lots of swimming opportunities with low to moderate penalty for becoming separated from your canoe or kayak. There are play spots everywhere! During the Summer...

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Etowah (D-E) Hwy 52 – Hwy 9

This is a lovely and scenic river, very quiet, relatively little development. The flow is gentle and consistent which makes you want more. River Difficulty: Beginner (Class I)Distance: 2.56  miles (Highway 52 to Highway 9)Avg Gradient: 14 fpmHazards: Good...

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Etowah (L-M) Hwy 372 to East Cherokee Dr

Description needed. River Difficulty: Beginner (Class I)Distance: X.X miles (Hwy 371 to East Cherokee Dr.)Avg Gradient: X.X fpmMinimum Suggested Level: unknownRiver Information:Water LevelsPut In / Take Out LocationNearby OutfittersArticle SearchImages/Video SearchAW...

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Etowah (K-L) Old_Federal-Hwy 372

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...

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Etowah (J-K) Kelly Br-Old_Federal

The put in is on private property. They charge $3, but this is a wonderful take out with an easy carry on a boat ramp. This section is virtually flat. At low water, there are a number of small class 1 rapids. The are several deadfalls to avoid.It is a lovely, mostly...

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Etowah (M-N) East Cherokee – Canton

Given the growth in the area, this river is outstanding! It was surprising how little the development and industry effected the experience. The river is generally deep with a few rocky shoals that are low class 1. The river current varies from very slow to 5 MPH....

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Etowah (Q-R-S) Allatoona Dam – Cartersville

The initial three miles have virtually no current when the Allatoona dam is not releasing. To check the generation schedule, call 706-334-7213. There is a 12' tall dam with a steep slope that must be portaged on river left. The dam would be hard to miss. It creates a...

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Broad (A-B) Hwy 281 to Hwy 172

In Progress..................................This section of the Broad is the top whitewater river that is suitable for new paddlers. Many beginner paddlers take their first swim on the Broad.  Typically, a river level of 3 - 4 feet on the Carlton Gauge is suitable...

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Coosawatee (C-E) Below Carters Lake to 136

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...

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Etowah (I-J) Dawson Forest – Hwy9 to Kelly Bridge Rd

The Dawson Forest section of the Etowah River begins on Hwy 9 below Dawsonville Ga at a newly constructed ramp and parking lot. The parking is spacious and put is large graveled steps. Dawson Forest is a great place for a fun paddle and spotting wildlife. On a recent...

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