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Chatooga National Park

Chatooga National Park

The Chattooga is a free-flowing river no upstream dam to control the flow which quickly responds to rainfall or drought conditions. Love the trail? The trail rolls elevation through a forest rich with wildflowers, mosses, and ferns.

Chattooga River Trail

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The headwaters of the Chatooga National Park River are located southwest of Cashiers, North Carolinaand it stretches 57 miles 92 km [1] to its confluence with the Tallulah River within Lake Tugalowhich was created by the Tugalo Dam. Downstream from that point, the water flows into the Atlantic Ocean near Savannah, Georgia. Scenes for the film of the same name were shot along the Chattooga Rier. The Chattooga was not the original boundary line between South Carolina and Georgia.

A treaty of between the United States and the Cherokee extended Glacier National Park To Great Falls Mt South Carolina boundary to its current location.

Prior toGlacier National Park To Great Falls Mt Chattooga flowed through the ancient homeland of the Cherokee Indian Nation.

A Cherokee town known as Chattooga was located along the upper river. The people were forced to cede this territory to the United States. The Blue Ridge Mountainswhere the Chattooga starts, are considered to be ancient, even by geological standards. Geologists believe that the Chattooga may have made one direction change during its life. Originally, it probably flowed southwesterly into the Chattahoochee River and on to the Gulf of Mexico.

At some point, the Savannah River eroded its northern headland until it captured the Chattooga and diverted its waters to the Atlantic. The rocks in the riverbed probably fell from the ridge above, but such rocks do not necessarily remain where they fall. In times of great downpours, high water, Chatooga National Park fast currents, rocks can become dislodged and move downstream, taking other rocks and debris with them.

During Hurricane Ivan inthe wind force and waters knocked big boulders off the banks of the river. Tributaries[ edit ] Headwaters of the East Fork The river is split into three forks. The Chattooga River is the main fork, running along the state line. One of the largest tributaries in the Chattooga basin that flows Chatooga National Park through private lands is Stekoa Creekwhich flows primarily southeast for approximately 18 miles 29 km [1] from its headwaters in Mountain City, Georgiathrough Clayton, Georgiato its mouth at the Chattooga River.

Stekoa Creek has been identified as the single greatest threat to the Chattooga’s water quality. This is due primarily Chatooga National Park raw sewage leaking from the City of Clayton’s old sewage collection system, overflowing storm drains, runoff laden with sediment, poor agricultural practices, failing septic systems, and illegal dumping. Rafting and boating[ edit ] Whitewater rafting In the late spring, the river is lined with blooming pink and white mountain laurel.

Early spring is also a great time to go raftingkayakingor canoeing because of the higher flows and cooler temperatures. The Chattooga is a free-flowing river no upstream dam to control the flow which quickly responds to rainfall or drought conditions. As a drop-pool style river, rapids are followed by calm pools for Chatooga National Park.

Flowing through Cashiers as a small stream, the upper stretches Sections 00, 0, and 1 are excellent trout waters and, depending on water level, are either not boatable or restricted. Section 1, beginning at Burrell’s Ford, is very hazardous and restricted to certain months and water levels. The West Fork, sometimes incorrectly referred to as Section 1, is ideal for tubing and class II float trips.

It begins at the Overflow Road Bridge and terminates at the Section 2 put-in. The final rapid in Section 3 is Bull Sluice. A number of signature rapids on this river were featured in the motion picture Deliverance. The Forest Planissued in and revised in Januaryrestricted motorized craft, closed many roads to the river,…

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Due to the widening of U. The spring was recently restored. One of the largest tributaries in the Chattooga basin that flows mainly through private lands is Stekoa Creek , which flows primarily southeast for approximately 18 miles 29 km [1] from its headwaters in Mountain City, Georgia , through Clayton, Georgia , to its mouth at the Chattooga River. Terrain ranges from the Piedmont in the southern part of the district to Georgia’s second highest mountain, Rabun Bald at 4, feet above sea level.