Chattooga River Wild and Scenic Section

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58 miles of the Chattooga River were designated as a National Wild and Scenic River in 1974. Wild and Scenic designation keeps rivers in a free-flowing condition by protecting them from bedrock and flow alteration, and development
 within ¼ mile of the river.   There are multiple access points along the Wild & Scenic River Corridor.  The Chattooga River includes calm sections and extreme whitewater, so knowledge of the river’s different sections is advised.  Most of the land surrounding the Wild & Scenic Chattooga River Corridor is managed by the US Forest Service.
River Basin
Chattooga River
58 miles

Chattooga Wild and Scenic Water Trail

Chattooga Map
Number of Access Points
Classification of Trail
Flatwater to Class IV, depending on the section
Contact Information
Chattooga Conservancy
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Overnight Trip Option
Sponsoring Organizations
US Fish and Wildlife Service; Chattooga Conservancy
Nearest Population Center
Toccoa, Clayton