Nancy Town - Lake Russell to GA 105

Nancy Town, Georgia, US


Lake Russell to GA 105

Usual Difficulty III-V(V+) (for normal flows)
Length 2 Miles
Avg. Gradient 100 fpm
Max Gradient 250 fpm

First big slide from bottom

First big slide from bottom
Photo by David Cohen taken 01/21/08 @ low

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02191300 2000 - 20000 cfs III-V(V+) 01h07m 4960 cfs (running)
Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

River Description

Nancy Town is a small but intermittently steep creek.
BE VERY CAREFUL. After a small dam on this run you will find a slide followed by an unrunnable waterfall. An alternate access point exists below Lake Russell. This is a serious steep creek with huge waterfalls, big slides, and some sick drops.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2011-04-17 00:36:58

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
1.5Falls5.2Portage Hazard Waterfall
1.9Wolford ShoalsIIIHazard Waterfall

Rapid Descriptions

Falls (Class 5.2, Mile 1.5)
A massive waterfall exists below a small dam.

Wolford Shoals (Class III, Mile 1.9)
The last rapid is Wolford Shoals.

User Comments

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January 21 2008 (4017 days ago)
David CohenDetails
I hiked to the falls on this run today from Lake Russell. The map on this page shows the run
starting at the spillway from Lake Russell, but until you get to the second dam there is nothing
but completely flat creek. After the second dam, a little over a mile downstream from the Lake
Russell spillway, its gets really steep for about a quarter of a mile. The first rapid is a huge
slide probably 100ft long and dropping around 60ft. At the bottom there is a pool with and entire
tree in the landing zone. Just around the corner after that is the next drop, a vertical 35ft falls
onto rocks. Looks unrunnable unless more water changes things dramatically. Wouldn't be too hard to
portage from what I could tell. After that there is one more smaller drop, about 8ft or so that
looks clean and then things mellow out. The first big slide would be runnable with enough water and
if the tree at the bottom was removed. However, all of this is on private property and any boating
here would surely be considered tresspassing. If anyone knows if this has been run before, please
August 22 2004 (5264 days ago)
Do not hike off this creek till you reach the takeout ROAD! /The old mill road is privatly owned.