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Difficulty I-II(III)
Length 6 Miles
Gauge CHESTATEE RIVER NEAR DAHLONEGA, GA
Flow Range 1000 - 20000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 9 hours ago 173 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 01/23/2006 10:06 pm

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.

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Jim Tebbel
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6 years ago

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.

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10 years ago

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

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Kyle Bergner
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13 years ago

Level? Look for the Yahoola Resevoir Dam to be actively overflowing at the saw teeth.<br />
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Put In: Park at the public lot at the resevoir, and put in at base of the dam.<br />
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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 />
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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 />
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After that is nothing more than boogie water and flats until you reach the "mighty" chestatee.<br />
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Could have fome potential for fun during flood levels, or if Lumpkin county ever needs to do a release on the resevoir.

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Rick Bellows
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13 years ago

New Streamkeeper: Rick Bellows, chestateer@yahoo.com.

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1193616 01/23/06 Rick Bellows n/a