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    Etowah River

    Dahlonega, Georgia

    Etowah River

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    Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

    "Tumbling out of the southern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Etowah starts out as a strikingly beautiful mountain stream suitable for beginning whitewater paddlers during most seasons of the year.

    The river—one of the most biologically diverse rivers in the country—winds through forests and valley farmland and even makes a brief subterranean plunge through a mining tunnel. After being impounded by a dam that forms the reservoir at Lake Allatoona, the lower Etowah emerges as a larger river that curls through gently rolling farmland rich with historical sites. The Etowah River Water Trail covers 163 miles of the river, starting in the headwaters in Lumpkin County and ending where the river meets the Oostanaula River in Rome, forming the Coosa River."

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    Canoeing and Kayaking Georgia

    27.9-65.6 miles
    Easy to Difficult
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    Campbell Mountain, Dawsonville, Coal Mountain, Matt, Ballground East, Ballground West, Canton, South Canton, Allatoona Dam, Cartersville, Kingston, Wax, Rome South, Rome North (USGS); Lumpkin, Dawson, Forsythe, Cherokee, Bartow, Floyd (County)
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