Tallulah releases for spring 2013 are going to be held on April
6, 7 and 13, 14. Releases begin at 9:30 am and all boaters must start down the stairs by 3:00 pm
to beat the flow down to the lake. Releases on Saturday are 500 cfs and Sunday releases are 700
cfs. You will need to sign a waiver at the top of the stairs to be permitted to
paddle the river. Please continue to park across the road from the put-in for a $5.00 fee per
vehicle, and remember that you must go under the bridge to cross the road.
Here are a few things to remember on your trip to the Tallulah, and for more information, please check out AW’s Tallulah Gorge Project Page.
SHUTTLESâ€¨ & TAKE-OUT PARKING
Boaters will need to set their own shuttles at the take-out. Please carpool, do not overcrowd the
take-out and park in designated spaces only. Please be aware that GA Power will want to close and
lock the gate to the take-out parking area at 5pm.
DON'T TRAMPLE THE TRILLIUMâ€¨
Keep boats and bodies on the steps, bedrock, or water at all times, especially at the bottom of
the stairs, where some boaters jump the right rail or throw their boats vertically over the back
of the platform. Also, keep your impact on the riverbank to a bare minimum in connection with
NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED
â€¨Remember that alcohol is prohibited on all Georgia State Parks property.
NO MORE BOATER CAMPINGâ€¨
The Park has eliminated the boater camping lot. If you are making a trip into the area, please
visit one of the nearby campgrounds.
PLEASE KEEP ALL DOGS ON LEASHES
â€¨All dogs must be kept on six-foot leashes. The owners of unattended dogs, dogs not on leashes,
or of animals locked in cars that the park deems as hazardous will be ticketed.
â€¨Anyone interested in volunteering please contact Kate Wilkerson
for the GCA
weekend of the 6th and 7th and Amanda McDaniel
AWC Weekend of the 13th and 14th.
â€¨Don't forget, there would be no releases in Tallulah Gorge if it were not for the hard
work of the American Whitewater staff and volunteers. Please support American Whitewater.
Tallulah Fest is back April 12-14 with more bands, more sponsors, more vendors and a whitewater
video contest with a brand new Wave Sport Recon as the grand prize! The event is headlined by
Adam Hood, performing Saturday night backed by a host of a bluegrass and americana bands. Ten
paddlesport companies will be displaying their products and whitewater video entries will be
competing on the big screen. Tallulah Fest helps raise money for American Whitewater! All weekend
passes including primitive camping are $15. Event details can be found at: http://www.bbbpaddling.com.