Water Trails & Paddling

Yellow River Water Trail

GA Water Trails

Water Trail Information

An intimate river with a piedmont flavor, the Yellow River Water Trail stretches from suburban Atlanta to Lake Jackson covering the counties of Gwinnett, Dekalb, Rockdale and Newton with put-in and take-out points located approximately every 5-10 miles. The 53 mile river is mostly flatwater, and has a wide array of wildlife and a rich history from prior mill towns and Native American Indian settlements. The upper suburban stretches offer locals a quiet, peaceful, paddling get-a-way from hectic life.

River Basin
Ocmulgee

Location
Yellow River

Distance
53 miles

Number of Access Points
3 established access points (17 potential access points).

Classification of Trail
Flatwater to Class II, depending on the section and water level

Website
www.YellowRiverWaterTrail.org

Contact Information
Yellow River Water Trail
info@yellowriverwatertrail.org

Nearest Population Center
Counties: Newton, Dekalb, Rockdale and Gwinnett
Cities: Porterdale, Covington, Conyers, Almon, Milstead, Lithonia, Stone Mountain, Lilburn, and Stewart

Outfitters
Roth Wild Adventures
https://www.rothwildadventures.com
2210 Main St
Porterdale, Ga 30014
404-444-3378

Overnight Trip Options
No

Community Partners
Georgia River Network
City of Porterdale, Ga.
Newton County Water & Sewer Authority
City of Covington
Newton County
Jackson Lake Homeowner’s Association
Keep Covington Newton Beautiful
Newton Trails

Water Trail Section Maps ~ Produced by GA River Network and NE GA Regional Commission
Section 1: Five Forks Rd Bridge Access to Highway 78 Access
Section 2: Hwy 78 Access to Yellow River Park Access<
Section 3: Yellow River Park Access to Norris Lake Drive Access
Section 7: Mt. Tabor Access to Highway 81 Bridge Access
Section 8: River Front Road Access to Hwy 212 Access

Illustrative Watershed Map ~ Produced by GA River Network and NE GA Regional Commission

Georgia River Network

126 South Milledge Avenue, Suite E3, Athens, Georgia 30605 | (706) 549-4508 (phone) | (706) 549-7791 (fax) | info@garivers.org