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Hiawassee River

Hiawassee, Georgia

Hiawassee River

Hiawassee River Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Hiawassee River begins as a coldwater mountain stream with its headwaters on the northern side of Unicoi Gap in Towns County. Flowing north, the river enters a broad valley before becoming the major feeder stream for Lake Chatuge near the town of Hiawassee. "No Trespassing" signs are posted prominently at many potential access points, and strung across the river itself are at least two signs warning against entry.

The most easily accessed trip through the gentle valley portion of the river is described below. Downstream of the dam, the river emerges in Tennessee with a new spelling: Hiwassee. The broad Hiwassee below the powerhouse is a far more interesting and welcoming destination for Class II whitewater paddlers than the Georgia stretch."

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Trail Information

Hiawassee
Nearby City
6
Distance
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
5 hours
Duration
I-II
Class
Tray Mountain, Macedonia (USGS); Towns (County)
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