Chattooga, Georgia, US/South Carolina, US
|Usual Difficulty||II (for normal flows)|
|CHATTOOGA RIVER NEAR CLAYTON, GA|
|usgs-02177000||1.00 - 5.00 ft||II||00h38m||2 ft (running)|
Northern Georgia Canoeing, Sehlinger, B. and Otey, D.; also the Whitewater Sourcebook
The path to the put-in is next to the bridge across the road from the parking area on US-28.
If taking out at Earls Ford, note that there are two trails. The first trail, starting at the wooden steps, is a horse trail and does not go to the parking area. The second trail starts just a few feet downstream of the stairs at the same rocky beach area. You can use the stairs, then cut over at the top of the stairs to the right to reach the 0.2 mile trail to the parking.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
This is a ledge style rapid with some playspots in it. There is an area on river right about an 1/8 mile below that you can stop and take a break.
Report covering the recreation users, use, economic impacts, and economic benefits of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River.
Letters in opposition of paddling on the Chattooga from Paul Broun, Robin Hayes and J. Gresham Barrett - Congressional Representatives