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Difficulty I-II
Length 5 Miles
Gauge CHATTOOGA RIVER NEAR CLAYTON, GA
Flow Range 2.00 - 7.20 FT
Flow Rate as of: 57 minutes ago 1.83 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 09/30/2002 5:26 pm

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

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8 years ago

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9 years ago

Section is clear and runnable. Strainer city near the banks.

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10 years ago

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.

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Don Kinser
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16 years ago

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.

Gage Descriptions

This is the gauge on the US 76 Bridge and is located about 15 miles downstream from this section of the river.

It will be low and scrapy at levels below 2 feet.

There is also a gauge on river right at Overflow Creek Bridge. Look for levels on this gauge to be over 1 foot.

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We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

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