Lower Cartecay Road to Stegall Mill Road
Class 1-3 • 2.1 miles
Average Gradient 28 fpm • Maximum Gradient 50 fpm
The gauge for this rive is located in the City Limits if East Ellijay on Highway 52 one mile east of Highway 515 Bridge.
Note: The Cartecay River runs through a residential area. There are no bathrooms at the put in or at the takeout and keep in mind that the sides of the river are private property.
Put in: Put in at the bridge on Lower Cartecay Road. The put in is managed by Commercial Outfitters and they have their own set of rules to follow by. You can also put in at Highway 52 and paddle an extra mile to Lower Cartecay Road.
Take out: The Stegall Mill Road take out is right past the bridge down river from Blackberry Falls on the river right. The take out has 2 parking spots, and one is for the handicapped so if you plan to float the river, you may want to have someone pick you up.
Sexton’s • Class 2
River mile 1.0
Rock Garden • Class 2
River mile 1.2
Surfing Rapid • Class 2
River mile 1.5
S-Turn • Class 2+
River Mile 1.8
Whirlpool • Class 2+
River Mile 2.0
Blackberry Falls • Class 2+
River Mile 2.2
Stegall Mill Road to DNR
Minimum Suggested Level: 1.8’
The gauge for this rive is located in the City Limits if East Ellijay on Highway 52 one mile east of Highway 515 Bridge
Note: The Cartecay River runs through a residential area. There are no bathrooms at the put in and takeout and the sides of the river are private property.
Rooster Tail • Class 1
River Mile 0.5
Mr. Twister • Class 2+
River Mile 1.5
The Narrows • Class 2
River Mile 3.0
Clear Creek Falls • Class 3
River Mile 3.0
GA Route 5 to Carter’s Lake
Minimum Suggested Level: 300 cfs
GA Route 282 to Ridgeway Park
Highway 52W to Highway 282W
Talking Rock Creek
GA Highway 136 to Carters Lake Reservoir
Minimum Suggested Level: 1.8 feet
GA Highway 5 in Blaine to GA Highway 136
Minimum Suggested Level: 180 cfs
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