Chattahoochee - 4 - Duncan Bridge to Belton Bridge (Lake Lanier)

Chattahoochee, Georgia, US


4 - Duncan Bridge to Belton Bridge (Lake Lanier)

Usual Difficulty II(III) (for normal flows)
Length 11 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02331600 200 - 15000 cfs II(III) 01h03m 402 cfs (running)

River Description

Due to the popularity of the "Upper Hooch" this run is often overlooked. The hooch continues with rapids similar to those found on the Upper Hooch till it is inundated by Lake Lanier. The run can be made shorter by using the access point at Heads Ferry on river left.

Belton bridge is the final takeout before the river is inundated by lake lanier. The next bridge downstream is Lula bridge, GA 52. Unless the lake is really low, the rapids end at Belton Bridge.

This stretch usually gets run as the paddle out from Mossy creek. From mossy down are probably 4 good class two ledges with some good surfing.

Take Highway 365 (what I-985 becomes after Gainesville) to Belton Bridge Road. (Intersection is in Hall County near Lula - second intersection north of intersection of Highways 365 and 52). Belton Bridge Road will become Pea Ridge Road at the entrance to Belton Bridge Park. Stay on Pea Ridge Road 1/2 mile or so to bridge over Mud Creek. Take-out on the left, just before the bridge, and includes a small parking area.

To get to the put in, continue north on pea bridge road to Duncan Bridge road. Take a left on Duncan Bridge an go until you cross the river.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2005-09-04 19:48:47

Rapid Descriptions

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