Water Trails & Paddling

Chattooga River Wild and Scenic Section

GA Water TrailsWater Trail Information

58 miles of the Chattooga River were designated as a National Wild and Scenic River in 1974. Wild and Scenic designation keeps rivers in a free-flowing condition by protecting them from bedrock and flow alteration, and development
within ¼ mile of the river. There are multiple access points along the Wild & Scenic River Corridor. The Chattooga River includes calm sections and extreme whitewater, so knowledge of the river’s different sections is advised. Most of the land surrounding the Wild & Scenic Chattooga River Corridor is managed by the US Forest Service.

River Basin
Savannah

Location
Chattooga River

Distance
58 miles

Number of Access Points
5

Classification of Trail
Flatwater to Class IV, depending on the section

Website
Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests
Chattoga Conservancy

Outfitters
Wildwater Ltd. Rafting
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Southeastern Expeditions

Overnight Trip Option
Yes

Brochure
Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area Brochure

Sponsoring Organization
US Fish and Wildlife Service;
Chattooga Conservancy

Contact Information
Chattooga Conservancy
info@chattoogariver.org

Nearest Population Center
Toccoa, Clayton

Georgia River Network
Earth Share
Paddle Georgia
Georgia Water Trails
Hidden Gem
Georgia Water Coalition

 

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