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CHATOOGA RIVER

Take a Georgia rafting trip on the “Wild and Scenic” Chattooga River!

Flowing freely through the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains is the Chattooga River in Georgia, rafting on a top white water rafting destination in the southeast US. Forming the boundary between South Carolina and Georgia and protected as a resource by its 1974 congressional designation as a "Wild and Scenic River", the Chattooga River is a rafting experience offering unparalleled wilderness beauty, lying deep within the Ellicott Rock Wilderness area. To the East, the Chattooga River is banked by the Sumter National Forest and to the west by the Chattahoochee National Forest. Georgia rafting is the activity of choice in the area!

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Chattooga River Section III

Section III of the Chattooga is the perfect trip for novices and family groups. Most of the rapids on this section are Class II and III, gradually increasing in difficulty as the trip progresses. Bull Sluice is the highlight of the trip.

  • Trip Length: 7 hours, 5 hours on river
  • Minimum Age: 8
  • Season: March - November
  • Intensity Level: Moderate. No previous whitewater experience needed.

Chattooga River Section IV

Chattooga begins where the Wildwater Section III trip ends. This run covers the steepest section of river currently being run on a commercial basis in the Southeast. In a 1/4 mile gorge, the river drops more than 75 feet- Section IV can be the ultimate challenge for whitewater paddlers

  • Trip Length: 7 hours, 5 hours on river
  • Minimum Age: 12 years
  • Season: March - November
  • Intensity Level: Strenuous. Good health and previous whitewater experience strongly recommended

Chattooga River Mini Trip

the perfect trip for novices, families with younger children, and older guests wanting to spend a half day rafting. The trip features a portion of our regular Section III fully guided trip, includes a snack and concludes with the exciting challenge of Bull Sluice Rapid (optional).

  • Trip Length: 4 hours total, 2.5 hours on river
  • Minimum Age: 8 years
  • Season: March - November
  • Intensity Level: Mild to moderate. No previous whitewater experience needed.

Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tour

More than just a zipline, Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours takes you through multiple ecosystems and into grand old white oak and maple treetops. Take flight above the forest floor blanketed with mountain laurel, rhododendron, flame azalea, and other native plants. Share in the cultural history of the Long Creek Academy and the Chattooga River region.

  • Trip Length: 2 to 3 hours
  • Minimum Age: 10 years, 70 - 250 lbs.
  • Season: March - November
  • Intensity Level: mild

Chattooga River Overnighter

Chattooga Overnighters offer a trip for those wanting the ultimate 2-day challenge. Raft Section III the first day, Overnight Camp in tents near the river and Raft Section IV the next day.

  • Trip Length: 2 days of rafting, one night-overnight camping
  • Minimum Age: 12
  • Season: late March - October
  • Intensity Level: Good physical condition strongly recommended. No previous whitewater experience necessary.

Chattooga Cottages

Wildwater's Cottages are a convenient place to stay when you visit the Chattooga. The Chattooga Cabins sleep 4, feature a queen futon downstairs and loft with a set of twin beds, satellite TV with DVD player, a spacious deck, linens and towels, and a waterfall shower. Charcoal grills and a gazebo provide outdoor enjoyment and relaxation during your visit. Two duplex cottages are available with a capacity of 16.

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  • Season: March - November
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Chattooga Yurts

Wildwater's Chattooga Group Yurts are a convenient place for groups to stay when you visit the Chattooga. These yurts sleep up to 34 within 5 yurts with access to a full kitchen and bathhouse

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  • Season: March - November
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Jawbone Cabin

Located within walking distance of the Wildwater Chattooga Adventure Center, this timber frame cabin has 3 bedrooms with Queen beds and a loft with 2 single beds. Perfect for 3 couples or multiple families with kids, Jawbone Cabin also offers a full kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances and granite counters, 2 bathrooms, washer/dryer, gas fireplace, large flat screen TV with DirecTV, covered outdoor deck, covered front porch and patio with outdoor grill. All linens included.

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  • Season: March - November
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