Chestatee River

Dahlonega, Georgia 30533

Chestatee River

Chestatee River Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This section of the Chestatee retains its mountain characteristics—cool, clear, and rocky—yet doesn’t dish out the tough mountain rapids. Leave the outfitters along high wooded banks. Highway 60 is audible in the distance at this point. A few houses are sprinkled along the beginning of the trip.

The river is about 40 feet wide, moving in small riffles, and runs clear green over a rocky bed bordered with occasional fallen trees. The river is partly canopied nearly the entire distance. Yahoola Creek comes in on your right just 100 yards down and adds significant water to the flow. River birch, sycamore, and ironwood overhang the Chestatee, which widens to 60 feet in places."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Skill Level
3 hours
Mild section of mountain river. Gradient is 6.6 feet per mile. Chestatee River near Dahlonega; minimum runnable level 0.3 gauge height.
Tidal Information
April to October
Appalachian Outfitters, 2084 South Chestatee/Highway 60, Dahlonega, GA 30533; (706) 864-7117
Local Contacts
USGS: Dahlonega, Murrayville; DeLorme: Georgia Atlas and Gazetteer, page 15
Local Maps

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Dec 2018