Yellow River Water Trail

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An intimate river with a piedmont flavor, the Yellow River Water Trail stretches from suburban Atlanta to Lake Jackson covering the counties of Gwinnett, Dekalb, Rockdale and Newton with put-in and take-out points located approximately every 5-
10 miles. The 53 mile river is mostly flatwater, and has a wide array of wildlife and a rich history from prior mill towns and Native American Indian settlements.  The upper suburban stretches offer locals a quiet, peaceful, paddling get-a-way from hectic life.
River Basin
Yellow River

53 miles
Number of Access Points
3 established access points (17 potential access points).
Classification of Trail
Flatwater to Class II, depending on the section and water level
Contact Information
Yellow River Water Trail
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Roth Wild Adventures
2210 Main St
Porterdale, Ga 30014

Overnight Trip Options
Community Partners
Georgia River Network
City of Porterdale, Ga.
Newton County Water & Sewer Authority
City of Covington
Newton County
Jackson Lake Homeowner's Association
Keep Covington Newton Beautiful
Newton Trails
Illustrative Watershed Map ~ Produced by GA River Network and NE GA Regional Commission

Nearest Population Centers
Counties: Newton, Dekalb, Rockdale and Gwinnett
Cities: Porterdale, Covington, Conyers, Almon, Milstead, Lithonia, Stone Mountain, Lilburn, and Stewart