Just paddled this section at a low level; Chestatee was running about 600 cfs. Cow pastures at put-in and take-out, but nice granite gorge in between them. Ran everything, but the first big one (V): first drop ok, but runs right into next drop, tight squeeze to mangy landing, had wood in the landing area, too.Did not run the last big one, more wood, in the main flow. Many trees bank to bank, several we had to carry around, most of those were in flat water. Definitely go back with more water; short drive from Atl.
First of all, "Yahoola resized" is deffinitely not on Yahoola Creek.
We paddled the Yahoola Monday morning--right after Godzilla at the beginning, there's a large tree down. We were already out of our boats (and you should be, too), so we went ahead and walked around the last part of the rapid. This wood is new--it wasn't in there a few weeks ago; the rapid is really fun without wood, though. There are a lot of new trees down, so watch out for them--most were avoidable, though.
I haven't run all the creek but I do paddle and I own the property starting at the bridge past the shoals (first small drops) as well. I am paddle friendly and would like to help anyway I can. I work at home so anyone who needs info on water levels or directions, etc...contact me. email@example.com or 706-864-0864
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Jennifer Morris, Baker Davenport(?) and I ran this 7-12-05. The level was about 2" above the concrete shelf on the river-left, downstream side of the bridge. I couldn't find the paint mark that is supposed to be optimal. There are some great rapids on this strech, unfortunately I'd say we only ran about half of them. The rest were clogged with wood. This run is a diamond in the rough. Frank, give me a call next time y'all go down there to clean out wood. I'm in the Dahlonega phone book.
A group of three paddlers successfully paddled the lower portion of the gorge in the Summer of 2003.The creek was choked with trees.<br />
Myself with two different groups has run the section three times.It takes at least three inches of rain to even make this run possible.
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First runnable drop in the gorge
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