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Difficulty III+(V)
Length 2 Miles
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Reach Info Last Updated 08/07/2005 5:16 pm

River Description


This is a destination paddle location that offers less than a half mile of whitewater in an awesome fashion. A very beautiful area that has a minimum influence from man. A good place to visit, if even just to see the gradient.

Put-in is uneventful below the GA 219 Bridge as is all the way to the falls area (half-mile). This is a nice place to see vertical drops without having to go north. All of this stretch of river has been done and at various water levels and is runnable. The geographical layout of the surrounding area makes this magnificent drop really stand out. Utmost caution should be used. Boaters have been successful here but at least on kid has died diving off the main drop only to hit the boulders just a few feet underwater. Below the big drop is solid III with slotted paths that easily make log jams. Scouting all runs is highly recommended.

Take out is biggest problem with this creek. The creek empties into backwaters of the Chattahochee.

The river left of the falls area is a girl scout camp that really enjoys keeping us off of their land. Any detected intrusion will result in a visit from the local police.

On a side note the creek claimed the life of a local young adult (03/01). Any negative activities in the local area is sure to exacerbate problems with local authorities.

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wreeves
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14 years ago

A good takeout option is to carry back up to the top of the rapids on river left and paddle to GA 219. If you only run part of the last rapid the carry up is easy.

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Steve Flanagan
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14 years ago

Joe Whitener & I ran this creek once or twice a week from June - August 2005 at various water levels and did every section (except Mammoth Falls). Luke Swenson joined us on 3 AUG 05 as we ran all the falls. I have posted pictures & videos of every section we did (except the Gauntlet) with by best descriptions of the falls. I have also posted a diagram that I hope is of some use to future paddlers. Although we did get to run the falls at flood stage after a big week of storms in early June, I still don't think there was enough water to do Mammoth Falls (but we honestly didn't even think to scout it at the time). Every other time we went, there wasn't even a trickle over there. GA 219 Bridge is obviously the best put in location. We found a workable take out location at the end of Terry Lane - just past a house you can paddle through a swampy area and hike up a small hill to get to the road. Be careful not to anger the land owner(s).

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wreeves
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14 years ago

It looks like a new generation of boaters found the Mulberry. This is a great run with some terrific rapids that let boaters practice creeking moves. The map looks mostly correct. Back in 1992 when we started running this section often we had other names for the rapids, but times change. What we used to call Mammoth Falls on far river right (right and downstream of 3rd falls) is missing from the map, but I suspect this is because they have not run the river at high enough flow to do the really big drop. The top right is sometimes open and not full of strainers.

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BradR
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17 years ago

I love the topo map for this one.

http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?z=16&n=3612871&e=681375&s=25

Some pretty serious gradient.

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BradR
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18 years ago

Will Reeves, David Tillman, and Scott McKlesky have run all the falls. This was back in 1993. At the time they ran the falls in both open boats and C-1s.

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