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Difficulty I-II
Length 5 Miles
Flow Range 2.00 - 7.20 FT
Flow Rate as of: 44 minutes ago 1.53 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 06/26/2019 1:41 am

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. 

Alternative putins depending on water level are the campground and Warwoman Bridge.

Rapid Descriptions

Splash Dam

Class - II+ Mile - 0
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It has rebar in it so try not to flip

Big Slide

Class - II+ Mile - 0.1
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Terri Abbott
4 weeks ago

Allyson Davis and I set out on 11.02.2019. Sunny, mid 60's and water level of 2.2 made for a nice leisurely paddle with only a few rapids. Easily seen river wide tree down below Campground put in, so we put in below it at OverFlow Bridge, and took trail to the right off the tiny parking area. Very short trail compared to normal Chattooga 1/4 mile trails.

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.

Directions Description

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Brian and Maria Jacobson


Kevin Miller


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1213044 06/26/19 Brian and Maria Jacobson updated description
1213045 06/26/19 Brian and Maria Jacobson updated permit
1213043 06/26/19 Brian and Maria Jacobson updated description
1192379 09/30/02 Kevin Miller n/a