Driving from FL to GA for a concert and want to find one or two rivers fairly close to Atlanta (clearly not in atlanta but even 2 hours away is fine), hopefully on or near a decent campground as we're bringing our camper. Any thoughts?
2-3 Canoe/Kayak Trailer
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Posted by: rnsparky on Apr-04-13 10:13 AM (EST)
Looking for mild or wild?
Chattahoochee Bend State Park|
Posted by: mikeingeorgia on Apr-06-13 5:35 PM (EST)
Chattahoochee Bend State Park is an almost brand new state park located near Newnan, which is roughly an hour from Atlanta. The state park has a very nice boat ramp with a trough beside it lined with artificial turf. When you drag your boat up the trough it cleans any mud off of the boat. You can put in a couple miles upstream from there where GA-16 crosses the river. The put-in also has a nice ramp, port-a-potties and a nice parking lot. There are some mild rapids but the riverbank through there is mostly undeveloped so it's got a nice wilderness feel to it.
It's hard to tell you much about rivers,|
Posted by: g2d on Apr-06-13 7:12 PM (EST)
because I don't know your experience level. But even though our drought is semi-broken, stream runnability is dependent on recent rainfall. The only exception is the Chattahoochee from Buford Dam through Atlanta.