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Difficulty III
Length 1 Miles
Gauge TALLULAH RIVER NEAR CLAYTON, GA
Flow Range 183 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 57 minutes ago 132 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 01/14/2005 3:14 pm

River Description


Tiger creek is a short but major tributary of the Tallulah River. This is where all of the water comes from for the middle section of Tallulah, because most of the river is diverted and dry. Tiger creek is basically a good alternate put in for the middle Tallulah.
That being said it has rapids that greatly exceed what would be expected for a run with 40 ft/mile gradient. The drops on Tiger Creek are all abrupt slides and ledges. Several of these are big enough to be exciting for most boaters but are not technically difficult.
Some landowners along this creek are not big fans of boaters so be aware that getting out on the banks is not an option. If you are fast and cruise down to the Tallulah it should be fairly simple to avoid altercations.

Rapid Descriptions

Angry Landowner Falls

Class - III Mile - 0.2
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A big nearly vertical 10-15 foot waterfall slide with a angry private landowner on river right.

Stonewall Jackson Falls

Class - III Mile - 0.31
A nice slide past the unfriendly landowner.

Final Ledge

Class - III Mile - 0.9
Tiger creek ends with a few minor ledges.

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Branden Baltich
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1 year ago

We paddled this creek on 6/9/2018 for a change of pace. The gauge on this AW page read 383--please note that is a gauge for Tallulah River, not Tiger Creek itself which was running way less. But was still passable and enjoyable at that level, though probably a little more fun at a higher flow. Angry landowners rapid was probably 8-10 feet and a bumpy slide. A little wood in the main line of that rapid that is easily avoided. No other real wood issues. However, about half way down the run there is a metal cable running between two trees and across the entire river. A big piece of tree trunk is stuck on it bring the cable to within 2 feet of the creek's surface. At higher flows, this could pose a real hazard to someone unaware it was there. There are a couple surfing spots big enough to side surf and 360 in a Remix. Despite the name of the first rapid, we encountered only a fisherman and a pleasant landowner who was interested in exploring the creek in his lake kayak.

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