Chattooga River

The Chattooga Wild & Scenic River begins at the base of Whitesides Mountain in North Carolina and flows in a southwesterly direction to form the border between South Carolina and Georgia. One of the wildest and most beautiful whitewater rivers in the country, the Chattooga was the first river in the Southeast to be designated "Wild and Scenic" in 1974 by Congress and was used as a location for the movie Deliverance. The Sumter and Chattahoochee National Forests surround you while on this wilderness adventure river.

Section III

  • Length: 7 miles
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Difficulty: Class I-IV
  • Best Rapid: Bull Sluice
  • Rec. Level: 1.2-1.8
  • Put-in: Thrifts Ferry
  • Take-out: Woodall Shoals
  • Season: March - October

Chattooga River with WildwaterSection 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. Dropping 14 feet over a series of two drops, this challenging rapid provides a resounding introduction to the technical rapids downstream. This is a fully guided trip. 

Section IV

  • Length: 7 miles
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Difficulty: Class I-IV
  • Best Rapid: Jawbone
  • Rec. Level: 1.2-1.8
  • Put-in: Hwy 76 Bridge
  • Take-out: Lake Tugaloo
  • Season: March - October

Chattooga River with WildwaterSection IV of the 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 through the famed Five Falls: Entrance, Corkscrew, Crack-In-the-Rock, Jawbone, and Sock-Em Dog.

Recommended for guests with previous rafting experience, Section IV can be the ultimate challenge for whitewater paddlers. On Section IV trips there is a skilled guide in each raft.

To book your trip on the Chattooga River call Wildwater Ltd. at 866.319.8870!