The Topo map put in and take out location indicators are incorrect. The indicated put in is actually the Highway 36 take out and the put in is the next highway up stream,i.e. Hwy 74.
There is an upstream put in that will cost you some flat water but, you will come to a 70\30 split with the 70% going over a fall to the right and the rest down a 100 yard slide that drops into a pool just in time to set up for a 10 ft drop with 15 ft to get back right or else the main flow there pushes into a rock wall. I went by the store right by the bridge and quickly found a local that took 2 guys & 2 canoes to the put in while leaving our truck by the bridge for take out. I think I paid the guy 10 bucks but that was 20 years ago. the time to go is 2 days after a heavy thunderstorm in the area. ther water will be up enough to make it exciting
The gauge is almost 40 miles upstream near Atlanta. Note: this site used to list 5.2 feet as a minimum, but that level would be very close to cfs. If anyone has good beta on runnable levels, please add a comment to this page.
From Mark Hicks, March 2003:
There is a painted gauge on a center pillar of the GA Hwy 74 bridge. A water level that is even with the pillar's slab platform is considered zero. Zero is what I consider the lowest fun level, but you can still get down at -4" and I have even done a -6" in my Topolino but I would not recommend it. I consider a high-water run to be anything above 1' on the gauge.
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74 rapid river left drop
(RM) GA 36 Rapid Bottom
(RM) GA 36 Rapid Middle
(RM) GA 36 Rapid Top
(RM) Now things get flat
(RM) Rapid after Dudley's Demise
(RM) Mark Hicks at Dudley's Demise
(RM) Peter Horne Side Surfing
(RM) End of the Slides Section
(RM) Peter Horne Boofing Small Ledge
(RM) More Slides below the Hwy 74 Falls
(RM) Slides below the Hwy 74 Falls
(RM) Hwy 74 Put-In Rapid River Left
(RM) Hwy 74 Put-In Falls
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