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Georgia whitewater, Towaliga River

Monroe county, High Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III+(V)     2 miles
 
I've kayaked from just below the falls at High Falls lake to Georgia 42. It was a fun little run, but there were some schoals that I had to drag the kayak across. Keep in mind, I went in July, so the the river was down a little. There are a few small rappids and drop offs along the way, but nothing major. Overall, it's the best in the area. Says Zach C.

The put-in is not too far from Thomaston, please print out a copy of the road
    map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The nature scenery of Monroe County and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive
a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Georgia is often tougher than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The High Falls section of Towaliga River in Georgia is 2 miles long and has been  
rated as a class I-III+(V) section by American Whitewater. The campgrounds here at Towaliga River are pretty good. This is a pretty short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a pretty small number of paddling rivers. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the High Falls section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Towaliga River there are plenty of people from Jackson; going for a hike along the Ocmulgee River Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this vicinity.

Towaliga River, High Falls road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Towaliga River.
 Whitewater Near Towaliga River:
Towaliga River, Monroe County, 1 miles away
      Class I-III+(V) - 2 miles long (High Falls)
Little Towaliga River, Monroe County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 2.4 miles long (Rocky Creek Road to Higgins Mill Road)
Big Sandy Creek, Butts County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.51 miles long (Chief McIntosh Lake to GA 42)
South River, Newton/Henry County, 18 miles away
      Class III - 0.5 miles long (GA 81 to Snapping Shoals Creek)
Alcovy River, Newton County, 21 miles away
      Class III - 2.4 miles long (Factory Shoals)
 Marinas Near Towaliga River:
Martin's Marina, Monticello , 15 miles away
Sandy's Highway 36 Marina, Jackson , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Towaliga River:
Days Inn Jackson, Jackson , 8 miles away
Econo Lodge Forsyth, Forsyth , 9 miles away
Days Inn Forsyth, Forsyth , 9 miles away
Super 8 Forsyth, Forsyth , 10 miles away
Ramada Forsyth Hotel And Conference Center, Forsyth , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Towaliga River:
High Falls State Park, Jackson, 0 miles away
High Falls State Park - Lakeside Camp Ground, Jackson, 0 miles away
High Falls State Park - River Camp Ground, Jackson, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Towaliga River:
Ocmulgee River Trail, Jasper , 13 miles away
Kinnard Horse Trail, Jasper , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Towaliga River:
Ocmulgee National Monument, Macon - GA , 38 miles away
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 51 miles away
High Falls State Park, Georgia , 1 miles away
Indian Springs State Park, Georgia , 7 miles away
Oconee National Forest, Georgia , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Towaliga River:
Forsyth Golf Club, Forsyth , 9 miles away
Hickory Hill Golf Club, Jackson , 10 miles away
Morgan's Dairy Golf Club, Griffin , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Towaliga River
High Falls Lake, Monroe , 0 miles away
Akin Lake, Lamar , 13 miles away
Jackson Lake, Butts , 15 miles away

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