Water Trails & Paddling
Chattooga River Wild and Scenic Section
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.
Learn even more about points of interest along the river, see the latest data from water gauges and access a handy guide to wildlife in the area on the Georgia River Guide app.
Number of Access Points
Classification of Trail
Flatwater to Class IV, depending on the section