Chattooga River

Walhalla, South Carolina 29691

Chattooga River

Chattooga River Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This float traverses the most doable section of the wild and scenic Chattooga River, which forms the boundary between Georgia and South Carolina. The protected river corridor offers unspoiled mountain scenery at its finest.

The trip is challenging for the novice paddler, though it’s much tamer than other sections of the Chattooga downstream. That being said, it does have several solid Class II rapids with one Class III rapid, Big Shoals. Be apprised that the takeout from the river at Earls Ford requires a 0.25-mile uphill carry to the parking area."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
4 hours
Mountain whitewater river worthy of its designation as a Wild and Scenic River. Chattooga River near Clayton—1.2 feet minimum runnable level, 3.0 maximum runnable level. Gradient is 11.2 feet per mile.
Tidal Information
Big shoals and one class 3 rapid.
Apr through Nov
Wildwater Rafting, Ltd., PO Box 309, Long Creek, SC 29658, (800) 451-9972,
Local Contacts
Chattooga Wild and Scenic River; USGS Quadrangle Map: Satolah
Local Maps

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Dec 2018