This is a 10 foot steep slide which you can view by looking upstream when driving accross the putin bridge. Access to this is o n private property. Please be respectful.
Immediately below the Putin is a flume made by placing large grey rocks in the river bed and dredging out a 5 foot wide section of the creek. Beware of metal fencing and barbed wire around the edges.
This pipe should be easy to go under unless the river is extremely high. At lower levels the pipe is a good 3 feet above paddler’s heads
This pipe is also normally easy to float under, except at extremely high levels
This pipe is river level and has to be portaged unless the river is at flood stage
This rapid is directly below the third pipe and is easy to scout during the portage. This is the most technical rapid on the run. The river becomes constricted down to several 3 foot wide slots which you have to zig zag through.
This is an 8 foot dam which you can see by looking upstream while driving across the takeout road. This one creates a large hole at high flows.
We ran this creek about 1.5 hours after Sope was around 7 ft and Rottenwood was around 4 ft. It was a lot of fun! Class 3/4 boogie water the whole way down with 3 big vertical drops and some pushy holes. You may have to walk upstream through a neighborhood to access the first 12 ft. slide. The second biggest drop is a near vertical 10 ft. slide near the end of the run. There are about 5 sewer pipes across the river and you will have to walk around the first and third ( I think). Great if you live in the Buckhead/Sandy Springs area.
Gauge at put-in.
1.6 is low.
4.0 is apparently rather solid.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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Alternate put in
Surf Wave below slide
Dam Ledge @low flow
Dam Ledge Above Riverside Dr.
Slide Above Brandon Mill Rd.
Entrance to Porch House Rapid (S Turn)
Porch House Rapid
MARSH CRK AT RIERSIDE RD
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