Calls is a tiny mountain creek that comes from somewhere in the North Georgia mountains, but got lost one day and is currently being fostered by an Oconee County neighborhood. Thanks to Wes Gentry for the initial beta. Calls is a tad over a boat length wide and populated with overhanging brush, significant drops and a couple large hydraulics making for an interesting trip. It ends at the Oconee, dropping about 35 feet in 0.7 miles (that is a whopping 50 feet/mile).
It takes at least 3-4 inches of rain to get going and must be run shortly after the rain ends. While being notorious for poor water quality due to sewage leaks and farm run-off, there have been efforts to reduce these issues. If it looks runnable at the put-in rapid just upstream of the bridge, it is good to go. If the water is clear, it has dropped out.
Calls Creek pairs nicely with Barber Creek, which if this is running, Barber will be on the high side of good. So run Calls first, stay in your gear, and jump on Barber.
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Put-in is at the bridge on Hickory Hills Drive. There is some parking on river right. It is a neighborhood so act accordingly (pick up some litter while you are there).
Takeout is on river left just upstream of Simonton Bridge Road.
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