Water Trails & Paddling
Toccoa River Canoe Trail
Water Trail Information
The Toccoa River Canoe Trail located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia begins at the Deep Hole Recreation Area and flows 13.8 miles to the take out at Sandy Bottoms. This 13.8 mile beginner-level trail along the Toccoa River is perfect for those looking to experience a few rapids and relax amid beautiful scenery. Primary uses of the trail are canoeing, paddling, kayaking, and fishing. The cool mountain stream attracts recreation enthusiasts of all interests and is perfect for trout fishing. Enjoy viewing forested public lands, pastoral private lands, laurel and rhododendron thickets, and their associated wildlife.
The put-in of the trail is location at the Deep Hole Recreation Area, a U.S. Forest Service campground off of highway GA 60, south of Blue Ridge and north of Suches, GA. The canoe trail begins on the north bank of the river, flowing west and north toward Blue Ridge to its end at the Sandy Bottom Canoe Take-Out.
Launch and parking costs $5 per vehicle. A portion of the recreation fees that are paid for use of these areas are invested back into the area and go toward maintenance, operation, and improvement of the facilities. It is important to remember to respect private lands and property. Please practice “Leave No Trace” ethics and leave areas in better condition than you found them. This helps to preserve the beautiful resources that you enjoy for the next person and ensure that these cool mountain streams and natural resources will be around for generations to come.
Deep Hole Recreation Area
Number of Access Points
2 take out points (U.S. Forest Service public lands)
I-II, one small spot at III
USDA Forest Service, Blue Ridge Ranger District
Nearest Population Center