Spring Tallulah Releases are Coming Up!

posted March 13, 2013
by Kevin Colburn

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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.

SHUTTLES
 & 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 TRILLIUM

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 scouting rapids.
 
NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED

Remember that alcohol is prohibited on all Georgia State Parks property.
 
NO MORE BOATER CAMPING

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

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.
 
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Anyone interested in volunteering please contact Kate Wilkerson for the GCA weekend of the 6th and 7th and Amanda McDaniel for the AWC Weekend of the 13th and 14th.
 
SUPPORT

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

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



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