Etowah River Water Trail

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The Etowah River Water Trail stretches 163 miles from Lumpkin County in north Central Georgia to Floyd County in Northwest Georgia passing through or near the towns of Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Cumming, Canton, Cartersville, Euharlee and Rome. The Etowah River Water Trail Stakeholders Group, a consortium of local governments, non-profit organizations, businesses and individuals is working to coordinate development of the trail by installing information kiosks/maps at established public access points, erecting road signage directing paddlers to access points and assisting local governments with the construction of new public access points. As of January 2015, there are 10 developed boat launches on the trail; 3 upstream of Lake Allatoona (Ga. 9 and Kelly Bridge in Dawson County and Brown Industrial Parkway in Canton) and 7 downstream of Allatoona Dam (Allatoona Dam, Ga. 113, Floyd's Landing on Euharlee Road, Euharlee Road, U.S. 411 in Bartow County and U.S. 1 Loop, and Heritage Park in Floyd County). In the near future, the Stakeholders Group expects new launches to be established upstream of Lake Allatoona at Ga. 136 in Dawson County, Old Federal Road in Forsyth County and at additional locations in Cherokee County. For a complete set of maps of the Etowah River Water Trail and information about upcoming events, visit
River Basin
Etowah River
163 miles
Access Points
Currently 10, 2 more proposed for 2014/2015
Classification of Trail
Mostly flatwater with some sections including Class I-II rapids, with one optional Class IV rapid
Appalachian Outfitters
2084 South Chestatee/Highway 60
Dahlonega, Georgia 30533
706.864.7117 / 800.426.7117
Coosa River Basin Initiative
408 Broad St.
Rome, GA 30161
Euharlee Creek Outfitters
102 Covered Bridge Rd
Euharlee, GA 30120
Forsyth County Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 2417
Cumming, GA
The Outside World
471 Quill Drive
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Guide Book
Partnering Organizations
Bartow, Forsyth, Cherokee, Dawson, Floyd Counties, Cities of Canton, Cartersville, Euharlee and Rome.
Coosa River Basin Initiative, Upper Etowah River Alliance, Georgia Canoeing Association
Contact Information
Joe Cook
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Nearest Population Centers
Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Cumming, Canton, Cartersville, Euharlee and Rome.