Talking Rock Creek, Georgia, US
GA Highway 136 to Carters Lake Reservoir
||I-III (for normal flows)
Talking Rock Creek
Talking Rock Creek
TALKING ROCK CREEK NEAR HINTON, GA
1.50 - 11.00 ft
Upper limit for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.
This was our first time on this river and probably the most remote we've been in GA. Yep them
Georgia mountains shore are beauteeful and this particular stream is an extra kewl treat. It was a
delightful adventure as we had never scouted it before and put in with boats loaded with camping
gear for the first time. All we knew was that it was purdy, fairly remote and that it was a class
I/III creek. At 2.3ft there were only 2 or 3 rapids of any consequence and a coupla fun wave
Did an overnighter on 3/18/01 and had and absolutly great time, cept for the flats at the end ...
We had head winds all the way thru them. I would not have minded the flats much but the wind really
made it a trudge. I can see where doing it as a day trip and ending up with headwinds after a 14-15
mile paddle would be a test of endurance.
We checked the gauge (USACOE
) on the net
Sat (3/18) and it was at 2.3. Sunday evening when we came back the gauge was at 1.9. Based on those
readings and our experience with loaded down boats I would say that that those levels are just
about the cutoff point the do T.Rock on OC1s loaded with camping gear. At the level we did it at
many of the shallower areas were quite marginal and technical. You really really had to pick your
lines well. All in all a beautiful and fun river especially after Talking Rock/Rapids
(34.55919N/-84.63063W) where the rapids are fairly close throughout the run cept for the 3 mile
flats at the end.
I have put up a website with pixs from this trip at:
At the bottom of the page the page containing the thumbnail images I have a link
to another page I created
containing an overall and a detailed road map showing the put-ins and take-outs.
Someone had mentioned a dirt road that one can take out before the flats. If anyone has any info on
this take out please let me know.
* The "published" total length of this run is 18mi but I retraced the river on my mapping software
and the distance I get from the put-in at hwy 136 to the Carter Lake Resevoir hwy 136 take out is
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Last Updated: 2004-06-28 00:55:50