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 Welander:

3 Ledges




Room of Doom




Whale Tail








Walking out from the big rapids: climb up to the plateau on river left, travel SSE to Conasauga River Trail, FS 178, or FS 17. Early in river run, travel West or South back to FS 17. Later in the run, climb up to plateau on river left, travel NW to Old Hwy 2. USGS 7.5 minute topo (Tennga) is very useful. The put in is 34⁰55’12”, 84⁰38’37”.


  • River Difficulty: Advanced (Class IV)
  • Distance:  6.3 miles
  • Avg Gradient: 74 fpm
  • Minimum Suggested Level: See decription above

Conasauga River Map

River Map

River Information:

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USGS Water Gauge:

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Put In / Take Out Location:


Take out: (A on PDF map): Old Ga. 2 East from Cisco; see river and creek (on river left, lots of shoulder parking.
Put in:Chicken Coop Gap (B on PDF Map): From take out, go back to Wildlife Management Area (WMA) checking station, turn left onto FS 17, 6.0 miles. Stay right at Conasauga River Trail/Murrays Lake sign. Trail on left down to river.

Put in – Chicken Coop Gap:  34⁰55’12”, 84⁰38’37”

Take out – Old Hwy 2 :  34⁰55’12”, 84⁰38’37”

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Nearby Outfitters:

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