Chattahoochee, Georgia, US
|Usual Difficulty||II(III) (for normal flows)|
|CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER NEAR CORNELIA, GA|
|usgs-02331600||200 - 15000 cfs||II(III)||01h03m||402 cfs (running)|
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.