Warwoman Creek, Georgia, US
Earl's Ford Road to Chattooga River
||II-III (for normal flows)
Warwoman CreekPhoto of John Schultise by Will Reeves taken 1991 @ 2.5 on the Chattooga
Warwoman Creek is a good Class II-III introduction to creek boating.
From Clayton: Go north on US 23. Turn right onto Warwoman Road just after the
US76 West traffic light. Continue on Warwoman Road for 8.3 miles. Turn right onto
Earl's Ford Road. The put-in is on the left just after crossing the first bridge over
From Russell Bridge (Hwy 28 over Chattooga River): Go west on GA 23. Turn left
on Warwoman Road (towards Clayton). Continue on Warwoman Road for 5.6 miles. Turn
left onto Earl's Ford Road. The put-in is on the left just after crossing the first bridge
over Warwoman Creek.
Shuttle Directions: From the put-in, return on Earl's Ford Road to Warwoman
Road. Turn left on Warwoman Road. Go 2.3 miles down Warwoman Road. Turn left on
Sandy Ford Road. Follow Sandy Ford Road. This will require one left turn. Watch
the street signs. The road will ford Dick's Creek. Continue to the end of the road at
Sandy Ford. Beware of river levels when parking. The Chattooga River does rise into
the parking area at high water.
Water Quality: Good to fair. Water quality is generally muddy when the creek
is runnable. There are many tires along the creek and the occasional eddy full of trash
from roadside camping on Earl's Ford Road.
Permits: Permits are required to boat the Chattooga, the last 3.0 miles of this run.
Permits are free and are available by self-registration at frequently used put-ins along the
Chattooga, all of which are on the South Carolina side of the river. No permit boxes are
located convenient to this run.
For more information on the last 3.0 miles of this run, see the Chattooga - Section 3 - Earls
Ford to Route 76 Bridge American Whitewater site.
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Last Updated: 2009-05-28 10:34:15