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Fish traps on the Etowah just past the confluence with Pumpkinvine Creek
Etowah
Tallulah River roars through the gorge
Tallulah
Fog on the Chattahoochee River
Chattahoochee
  • Conasauga - rises in Fannin County. About 60 miles long, it merges with the Coosawattee to form the Oostanaula River.

  • Coosawattee - formed in downtown Ellijay at the confluence of the Ellijay and Cartecay River, forms Carters Lake to it's merger with the Conasauga to form the Oostanaula River. Once one of the best whitewater runs in the eastern United States. About 25 miles long.

  • Ellijay - rises in Gilmer County, flows to downtown Ellijay where it combines with the Cartecay to form the Coosawattee. About 20 miles long.

  • Tallulah River - headwaters near the Georgia-North Carolina border, it flows 20 miles and merges with the Chattooga River to form the Tugaloo. Along the way contributes to Lake Burton, Seed (Nachoochee) Lake, Lake Rabun, and Tallulah Lake before emptying into Tallulah Gorge.

  • Chattooga River - Starts near the tri-state area of North Georgia where it meets with North and South Carolina, and empties into the Tugaloo River. About 25 miles long, it forms the uppermost portion of the boundary line between Georgia and South Carolina and is one of the headwaters of the Savannah River. This river is considered to be one of the best whitewater runs in the world Chattooga Whitewater Rafting. A second Chattooga Rivers flows in west Georgia, crossing the Georgia-Alabama border and emptying into Weiss Lake.

  • Oostanaula River- rises in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Gordon County, zig-zags southwesterly for 47 miles to junction with the Etowah River at Rome, Floyd County, to form the Coosa River.

  • Coosa River - is formed at Rome by the Oostanaula and Etowah Rivers, flows westward about 30 miles through a wide valley between high ridges before it reaches the Alabama state line.

  • Etowah River - begins in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Lumpkin County, falls steeply for about 60 miles in a random pattern that is south southeast and then west southwest, gradually leveling in slope before its junction at Rome with the Oostanaula River to form the Coosa River.

  • Tugaloo River - is formed by the Tallulah and Chattooga rivers. About 25 miles long, it forms a portion of the boundary line between Georgia and South Carolina. Empties into Clarks Hill Lake.

  • Tallapoosa River rises near the boundary line between Paulding and Carroll counties. It arches northerly and then southwesterly through hilly terrain for about 45 miles before crossing into Alabama.

  • Chattahoochee River rises in the Chattahoochee National Forest near the boundary of Union and White counties and flows southwest about 410 miles where it forms the Georgia-Alabama border.



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