Water Trails & Paddling

Chattooga River Wild and Scenic Section

Water 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.

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

River Basin

Chattooga River

58 miles

Number of Access Points

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

Wildwater Ltd. Rafting
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Southeastern Expeditions

Overnight Trip Option

Nearest Population Center
Toccoa, Clayton

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