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Coosa River

Rome, Georgia

Coosa River

Coosa River Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Coosa River is formed as the waters of the Etowah and the Oostanaula Rivers merge in downtown Rome. As it chugs along toward Alabama, the river largely leaves the industrial development of Rome behind and the surrounding land reverts to gentle farmland hills. Upon nearing the Weiss Lake backwaters near the state border, the river adopts the meandering habit of a coastal plains stream.

With its tributaries, the Coosa River Basin is the most biologically diverse river system in North America. The headwaters rivers start deep in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest and stretch as far north as Tennessee. The Coosa itself is one of the major rivers of Alabama. The river is largely impounded throughout its entire length, creating eight large lakes and attendant power-generation capabilities. Fourteen miles of the river’s run in Georgia remain free-flowing."

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Trail Information

Rome
Nearby City
29.2
Distance
Easy
Skill Level
Up to 4 days
Duration
I
Class
Rome North, Rome South, Livingston, Rocky Mountain, Melson, Chattoogaville (USGS); Floyd (County)
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