This 3 mile section has a great mix of easy class II rapids and scenery with a few deep holes for swimming or fishing. Towards the end is a long shoals, just above the take-out bridge. This shoals requires some maneuvering and approaches class III in difficulty. The trickiest part, especially at lower water levels, is not getting stuck on rocks at the bottom of the shoals. On river left it is possible to hike up from Whitehall Road to scout the shoals.
Below the bridge a pipe crosses the river, which can clothes-line and capsize unwary boaters at certain levels.
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Permits are not required for this reach.
As of Feb 2019, it appears that a possible put-in point is at the North Oconee River Greenway Trailhead at the North Oconee Access Rd. Find a route to the river on river left.
Takeout on river left just upstream of Whitehall Rd bridge. There are a few parking spots on this side fo the road.
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