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Chattooga Section 3


Chattooga Section 3
Sun, 28. May 2017, 9:30am
Class III
Created by:
Les Case


Chattooga Section 3, level dependent

Coordinator: Sean Cook   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Section 3 of the Chattooga is SE boater favorite. Wild wilderness with Class 2 to 3 plus whitewater (1 easily walkable class 4 plus at the end).

American Whitewater Chattooga III Description

If water level holds, we will put in at Earl's Ford and takeout at Bull Sluice.

Meet at Humble pie restaurant in Long creek SC at 9:30 AM.  Carpooling from the Columbia area may be available.  An early start is essential due to the length of this trip.

*** Intermediate boating skills are required. ***   This is a Class III+ river with no roadside access.  Qualified first-timers are welcome, but participants should have a combat roll and be comfortable paddling a relatively long route (13-miles, with several flat water stretches).

Required equipment: PFD, helmet and whistle. Whitewater kayaks need spray skirts. Recreational boats are not permitted. A towel and dry clothes for afterwards are recommended. Bring drinking water and sunscreen. 


Weather dependent gear: At this time of year, cool air temperatures may dictate a drysuit or a drytop and appropriate underlayers.  Check the weather forecast closely.


Please do not just show up on the day of the trip; you must first contact the trip coordinator. Space will be limited, depending on your abilities and how many safety boaters sign up. Please inform the Coordinator in a timely manner if your plans change and you can no longer attend.


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