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The directions listed are for the upper conasauga in georgia. This run is from that takeout on down.
I found these directions in a post on
Re: Conasauga River Fans.
Date: Sep 26 2002, 12:45
The best way to get to the
Conasauga is Starting from Eton on
Hwy 411 go north about 8 miles until
you come to a store on the left called
Greg's General. Turn right on old hwy 2
and follow this road 4 or 5 miles until
you see a Game check in station on
the left a road turns off to the right.A
sign will say Murrays lake. When you
come to the next split in the road take a
right Chicken Coop Gap will be a pull
off on the left just past a very sharp
curve to the right. They will be a gated
road on the right. The take out will be
straight from the check in station until
you come to a big corn field and a
white house on the left. just pass the
house you will cross a small stream
and tile. This is the takout.
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