Mike Lee and I ran the lower part of Cooper Creek at 3100cfs on the Toccoa gauge. We took the advice of the above comment and put on about 4 miles above the takeout. There was only one killer deadfall (had a close-call here due to the screaming current speed and lack of eddies). The creek was mostly waves, fast current and tree dodging. It was a pretty run but not worth a second trip. Best advice: as the last comment said, leave it to the fishing crowd.
Edward Stockman. Paddled it on 5/4/09. Leave it for the fish people. Strainers everywhere. 20 plus portages.
December 2004. Many deadfalls, many carries, some hairy. Took a sum total of 4.5 hours, and two separate visits, to grope our way downstream from the top (FS 33 bridge) to the bridge above Mulkey Ck. C.G. Beautiful place. I'll concede it to the anglers.
The gauge is located about 10 miles downstream of the Cooper Creek confluence. The water in Cooper Creek might be gone by time the Toccoa at Dial gauge comes up.
To visually gauge the crek just drive down and look at the creek above the put-in.
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