Spring 2012 Tallulah Release Reminders
Tallulah releases for spring 2012 are going to be held on April 7, 8 and 14, 15. 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:
1. 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.
2. 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
3. NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED
â€¨Remember that alcohol is prohibited on all Georgia State Parks property.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
â€¨Anyone interested in volunteering please contact Kate Wilkerson
for the GCA weekend
of the 7th and 8th and Amanda McDaniel
for the AWC
Weekend of the 14th and 15th.
7. AND FINALLY
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 April 13-15
Tallulah Fest will include: live music Friday and Saturday night, photo and video contests,
vendors, food, and camping. Please visit the Tallulah Fest site
for directions and details.