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Chattooga River (Section 4)


Stretch: Route 76 bridge to Tugaloo Lake boat ramp
Difficulty: Class III+ to IV+
Distance: 5.9 miles (+2.5 miles on the lake)
Flows: 1.4’ to ~5’ (folks run it even higher, but there are other options if it is that high). Check out American Whitewater's current flow gauge.
Gradient: 51.7 fpm average (Five Falls drops 76 ft in 0.35 miles)
Put-in: Either right at the Route 76 bridge, or upstream a quarter mile at Bull Sluice
Take-out: Boat ramp on Tugaloo Lake
Shuttle: 12.5 miles, 30 minutes one-way.
Season: Year round, rain (much less likely in summer/fall, but it does go sometimes)
Featured in Video A Wet State #97
Written: © 2015

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