Apalachee, Georgia, US
High Shoals - Hwy 186 to Price Mill (High Shoals)
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Apalachee River - High Shoals
Apalachee River - High ShoalsPhoto of Tommy Price by Will Reeves
APALACHEE RIVER NEAR BOSTWICK, GA
350 - 8000 cfs
Upper limit for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.
Directly below the bridge/dam, there are a series of small drops that lead to a large
sliding drop of about 25-30' that ends in a big pool. The drop can reportedly be run on
most sides although the launch pad in the center is preferable for nice boofs at higher
water. Beware potential pitoning on rocks below surface on river right and left of launch
pad (although open boaters have said they had no problems on these rocks, there could
be a potential piton leading to injured legs in a kayak).
From the highway coming from Athens, turn on dirt road on left immediately before bridge
and go to sandy beach below drop. Carry up on river left and enjoy. At higher flows
some boaters have run the low head dam on far river left scraping against the river bank,
but screwing this up could lead to a protracted surf (to say the least)- be careful in doing
Minimum level should be considered around 350 cfs, but at this level it will be mighty
scrapy. Better flows are from 500 or so and more. Around 2000-3000 cfs, boofs off the
launch pad get really fun and lofty.
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Last Updated: 2002-11-11 13:59:42