About this event:
Mark your calendars and join us on GCA’s Annual Chattooga River Clean-Up. Enjoy good company and Georgia’s most beautiful river and do your part to keep it pristene. We need you.
We will meet at 9:45 a.m. at the US Forest Service Chattooga River Visitors Center, at the northeast corner of the US Hwy. 76 Chattooga River bridge, and clean the access area there and at Trift’s Ferry Landing on foot. We will then clean the entire river and its banks the 3 miles from Thrift’s Ferry down to the Hwy. 76 bridge by boat.
If we have enough volunteers we will clean other sections of this beautiful Wild and Scenic River, made famous by the movie Deliverance, along the Georgia and South Carolina state line between Hwy. 28 and Lake Tugaloo. Volunteers who will not be boating may clean at the access areas only in the morning. The afternoon will be spent on the water, and volunteers must provide their own river craft and equipment, though they may call ahead to reserve possible spaces in rafts or canoes provided by others.
This river section contains class II and easy class III whitewater and one class IV rapid, Bull Sluice, which can easily be portaged. Prior whitewater experience is necessary if you plan to boat the river.
There will be an optional additional 2 mile class III paddle from Hwy. 76 to Woodall Shoals following the clean-up and liquid refreshments and dinner together in Clayton that evening. Paddlers in kayaks, open and decked Canadian canoes, or rafts are all most welcome.
Prior registration is requested but unexpected arrivals will also be welcome. Call trip coordinator Roger Nott, 678-316-4935 (voice only, no text msg or e-mail at this time). Jay Davis and I can also answer questions.