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Difficulty V+
Length 3.65 Miles
Flow Range 1000 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 44 minutes ago 32.9 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 09/15/2012 12:01 pm

River Description

More information on Gulf Creek can be had on the link below

Rapid Descriptions


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14 years ago

Justin Howard and Todd Gould ran this in the early 90's according to streamkeeper Bill Thornton

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14 years ago

Ted Hayes says he fired up a run. heres what he said on boatertalk:

Date: Jan 31 2006, 23:54 GMT
From: SEBoater

steep !

one nice NC quality portage early to set the tone for the day. I think we had to carry as many as we ran.

all in all, there's some pretty hard rapids in there. it takes alot of work to run it.

not the easiest put-in to find.


Gage Descriptions

Gulf is a side trib to lookout creek. The gauge is about 15 miles away, and we are still collecting data.

Directions Description

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Claude Terry, paddler, outfitter, and conservationist, dies

Charlie Walbridge

Claude Terry, paddler, outfitter, and conservationist, died on November 20th, 2019. He was 83. A microbiologist by training, Terry began paddling in the mid-1960's while a professor at Emory University. He took to whitewater readily, and it became an important focus of his life. In 1969 he met veteran paddler Doug Woodward, and in 1971 the two became the technical advisers for the movie “Deliverance.” Afterwards, Terry and Woodward purchased the rafts Warner Brothers used in filming and bought 19 acres near the river. This became Southeastern Expeditions, one of the Southeast’s first whitewater outposts on the Chattooga. In 1974, Terry took then-Gov. Jimmy Carter on three trips on the Chatooga River, totaling 57 miles. This inspired Carter to get the Chattooga included in the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act and influenced later decisions protecting rivers across the U.S.“Terry adopted me as one of his students,” Carter told Outside Online in a 2017 interview. “it opened my eyes to the relationship between a human being and a wild river that I never had contemplated before that. When I got to be president I vetoed 16 different dam projects all over the United States.” Terry eventually quit his Emory University job and started full time career in environmental advocacy, including founding American Rivers, a principal U.S. conservation group. For the next 30 years he specialized in environmental projects involving rivers and wetlands and later, when he became a board-certified toxicologist, he developed an expertise in hazardous waste cleanups. He was an active paddler until sidelined by Parkinson's Disease. A passionate teacher and advocate, he is sorely missed by all who knew him. Click through for an excellent obituary and a photo of Terry taking Governor Carter over Bull Sluice!


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