Chattooga, West Fork - Overflow Creek Road Bridge to Highway 28 Boater's Access

Chattooga, West Fork, Georgia, US


Overflow Creek Road Bridge to Highway 28 Boater's Access (USFS designates this as)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 5 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02177000 2.00 - 7.20 ft I-II 00h42m 2.59 ft (running)

River Description

This section is technically known as Section 1 of the Chattooga by the Forest Service. Most boaters refer to this section as the West Fork and refer to the Section of the East Fork of the Chattooga as Sections 1, 0, and 00.

The putin is below the Overflow Road Bridge and the takeout is the Highway 28 Access (putin for Section 2) on the main stem of the Chattooga about 1 mile below the confluence on river left.

On March 14, 2001 The Tallulah Ranger District issued a public memo to Interested Person regarding the future management of the "Nicholson Tract". The "Nicholas Tract" is the newly acquired land on the West Fork that was at the center of the West Fork access controversy over the last few years.

One of the uses being considered for the Nicholson Tract is a horse camp. This is a potentially serious impact to the river water quality. If you are interested in knowing more about the propose management ideas please contact David Jensen, District Ranger, Tallulah Ranger District, 809 Highway 441 South, Clayton GA 30525 (706)782-3320

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2002-09-30 17:26:48


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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March 23 2010 (3227 days ago)
danielseymour (151600)
Section is clear and runnable. Strainer city near the banks.
March 30 2009 (3585 days ago)
x (1)
Kevin: I was considering doing an overnight float/ camping trip on this one this coming Sunday. But
I don't think I want to carry a loaded tandom through a field to get around the blockage. Thanks
for the updates.
March 4 2003 (5803 days ago)
Don KinserDetails
The Tallulah District has made a decision regarding the management of the Nicholson Tract. There
will be no Horse Camp. We should update the river page. If you want more information contact me.