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Difficulty I-III
Length 7 Miles
Flow Range 200 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 40 minutes ago 52.4 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 07/24/2003 1:09 am

River Description

In the early 90's David Tillman, Scott McKlesky, and Will Reeves went exploring along the Brevard Fault Line to see if there was any good whitewater.
Some good runs were found, and some not so good ones. This was one of the not so good ones. The river would be fun and challenging but has a small watershed. Most of the rapids are ledges with the exception of one big boulder garden. If you live in Carroll County and are looking for something different to do, then this might be a good one.

Brad Roberts.

Rapid Descriptions


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gary debacher
10 years ago

It might be better to estimate this flow from the Snake Creek gauge, which is nearer. Even the Dog gauge is closer than the Nickajack guage. I have not run Whooping Creek, but I have hiked the length of it from the bottom end. With plenty of water, it should be a good run. Access is the main issue.

Gage Descriptions

"Requires an ungodly amount of water" according to Will Reeves, "everything else should be at flood".

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Claude Terry, paddler, outfitter, and conservationist, dies

Charlie Walbridge

Claude Terry, paddler, outfitter, and conservationist, died on November 20th, 2019. He was 83. A microbiologist by training, Terry began paddling in the mid-1960's while a professor at Emory University. He took to whitewater readily, and it became an important focus of his life. In 1969 he met veteran paddler Doug Woodward, and in 1971 the two became the technical advisers for the movie “Deliverance.” Afterwards, Terry and Woodward purchased the rafts Warner Brothers used in filming and bought 19 acres near the river. This became Southeastern Expeditions, one of the Southeast’s first whitewater outposts on the Chattooga. In 1974, Terry took then-Gov. Jimmy Carter on three trips on the Chatooga River, totaling 57 miles. This inspired Carter to get the Chattooga included in the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act and influenced later decisions protecting rivers across the U.S.“Terry adopted me as one of his students,” Carter told Outside Online in a 2017 interview. “it opened my eyes to the relationship between a human being and a wild river that I never had contemplated before that. When I got to be president I vetoed 16 different dam projects all over the United States.” Terry eventually quit his Emory University job and started full time career in environmental advocacy, including founding American Rivers, a principal U.S. conservation group. For the next 30 years he specialized in environmental projects involving rivers and wetlands and later, when he became a board-certified toxicologist, he developed an expertise in hazardous waste cleanups. He was an active paddler until sidelined by Parkinson's Disease. A passionate teacher and advocate, he is sorely missed by all who knew him. Click through for an excellent obituary and a photo of Terry taking Governor Carter over Bull Sluice!


Matt Muir


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