Yahoola Creek - 2. US 19 to Chestatee River

Yahoola Creek, Georgia, US


2. US 19 to Chestatee River

Usual Difficulty I-II(III) (for normal flows)
Length 6 Miles
Avg. Gradient 30 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02333500 1000 - 20000 cfs I-II(III) 00h26m 119 cfs (too low)
Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report. Reference gauge is only a possible indicator of runnability. Visual inspection is necessary.

River Description

The largest rapids are the slides below the US 19 river access point. There are some small holes and surfing spots at higher water levels. The lower sections of this run flatten out as the creek approaches the Chestatee River.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2006-01-23 22:06:09


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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August 13 2013 (1897 days ago)
jtebbel (155130)
PFD today at 600 cfs, very scrapey and lots of wood/deadfall, but passible. This run is very narrow
in spots. 1000 cfs probably a much more comfortable level.
May 29 2009 (3434 days ago)
x (1)
There is a undercut and a decent sized pothole on the left side of the slide...a good(4-5ft)
haystack followed by a nice sized hole and two large diagonal curlers appears when the dam is
overflowing significantly
January 30 2006 (4649 days ago)
Kyle BergnerDetails
Level? Look for the Yahoola Resevoir Dam to be actively overflowing at the saw teeth.<br
<br />
Put In: Park at the public lot at the resevoir, and put in at base of the dam.<br />
<br />
Baptismal Slides (II) This is the first real rapid you'll come to. Run it just about any way you
want-no real hazards.<br />
<br />
7-10 Split (II) This is a gnarly drop split by a boulder clog and a dead tree. The River Right line
could be run at higher levels, but the river left line is your best bet. Its a two tiered drop of
about 4 feet.<br />
<br />
After that is nothing more than boogie water and flats until you reach the "mighty"
chestatee.<br />
<br />
Could have fome potential for fun during flood levels, or if Lumpkin county ever needs to do a
release on the resevoir.
January 11 2006 (4668 days ago)
Rick BellowsDetails
New Streamkeeper: Rick Bellows,

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