Little 2 (Putnam County) - Martin Mill Rd to Hwy 16

Little 2 (Putnam County), Georgia, US


Martin Mill Rd to Hwy 16

Usual Difficulty I-II+(III) (for normal flows)
Length 3.4 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02220900 300 - 1000 cfs I-II+(III) 00h42m 288 cfs (too low)

River Description

This is a fine example of a Piedmont stream. Long flatwater stretch followed by some decent whitewater where the stream loses most of it's gradient. When it gets wide, the action is about to begin. Scenery is nice and the riverbanks have very few houses except at the bigger shoals. The river gets a decent amount of water from Glade Creek. The only problem is that the confluence is directly past the last ledge so the low doesn't help the rapids at all.

Special thanks to Gary Debacher for his input from his runs several years ago.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-01-25 12:36:56


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Put in shoalN/APutin Photo
2.0First LedgeIIPhoto
2.5Rocks before bigger ledgesIPhoto
2.7Second LedgeII+Photo
2.8Third LedgeII+
3.0Last LedgeII+Photo
3.5Highway 16 Bridge (Take out) - read description.N/APutin Takeout Photo

Rapid Descriptions

Put in shoal (Class N/A)

Put in ledge

Put in ledge
Photo by Shannon Hammond taken 01/24/17

On the upstream river left side of the one lane bridge on Martin Mill Road is a place you can pull off and park. Its small so try to leave one car there. There is a class 2- shoal there. It is bumpy at low water

First Ledge (Class II, Mile 2.0)


Photo taken 01/24/17

After about 2 miles of flatwater you come to an easy to negotiate ledge.

Rocks before bigger ledges (Class I, Mile 2.5)

Big rocks

Big rocks
Photo by Shannon Hammond taken 01/25/17

About .5 miles after the first ledge you will see some large rocks on river right. The biggest rapids in this run are just beyond.

Second Ledge (Class II+, Mile 2.7)

Second ledge

Second ledge
Photo by Shannon Hammond taken 01/24/17

This is the first of the 3 decent rapids on this stretch. There are strainers on the right side to avoid.

Third Ledge (Class II+, Mile 2.8)

At a decent horizon line you will find a ledge with a couple of routes. Low water it seems to be easier to run farther right

Last Ledge (Class II+, Mile 3.0)

Last Ledge

Last Ledge
Photo by Shannon Hammond taken 01/24/17

At the final horizon line there is a decent ledge that at low water has a far left or far right line. At the time of this writing there are strainers in both paths. The right side has a tree in the run out that could present issues.

Highway 16 Bridge (Take out) - read description. (Class N/A, Mile 3.5)

Bridge Structure

Bridge Structure
Photo by Shannon Hammond taken 01/24/17

Shortly after the bridge structure in the photo you come to the Highway 16 bridge. Take out on river left and hike up to your car. You can park on the East side of the bridge. Dont block the dirt road that goes on to the river. You can also put in here to float to Glenwood Springs Road.

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