Rivers and Creeks in North Georgia Mountains
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Rivers and Creeks in Habersham County, North Georgia Mountains
fishing, rafting, kayaking, canoeing and tubing.

Chattahoochee River

Section 1
Upper Upper Hooch

Class 2-4    7 miles
This River takes a lot of rain to get going. Look for the Chattahoochee in Helen to be at or over 400 cfs

Caution: The upper end of this river has a lot of fallen trees but the lower half of the run is good but only a class 2-3.

Section 2
Robertson to GA Route 115
The Hooch thru Helen

Class 1-2
16 miles
Minimum Suggested Level 100 cfs    Maximum Suggested Level 2500 cfs

A USGS gauge is located on the downstream side of the bridge on
Georgia Highways 17 and 75 in Helen, and 1.1 miles downstream from Smith Creek

Section 3
GA Route to Duncan Bridge

Upper Hooch    Class 2-3
4 miles
Average Gradient 25 fpm    Minimum Suggested Level 2.0

Put in: From Atlanta Take I-985 42 miles. Take a Left at Duncan Bridge Road, GA 384 at the light. Take a GA 254, and another right on GA 115. The put in will be the first stream you come to. Parking is very limited.

Take out: From Atlanta Take I-985 42 miles. Take a Left at Duncan Bridge Road, GA 384 at the light. The take out is 4 miles down.

The land at the put in and take out is owned by a Commercial Outfitter, and their will be fees applied.

Buck Island Shoals    Class 3+
River Mile 1.0

Canoe Eating Rock    Class 2+
River Mile 1.2

First Ledge    Class 2+
River Mile 1.5

Second Ledge    Class 2+
River Mile 1.6

Third Ledge    Class 3
River Mile 1.8

Washboard    Class 2+
River Mile 1.9

False Horseshoe    Class 2
River Mile 2.1

Horseshoe    Class 3
River Mile 2.5

Take out
River Mile 4.0

One More for the Road    Class 2+
River Mile 4.1

Section 4
Duncan Bridge to Belton Bridge (Lake Lanier)    Class 2-3
11 miles

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