Tag Archives: North Georgia Rivers Creeks & Lakes

Ocmulgee River, Jasper County

This is the headwaters area of the Ocmulgee River, below the confluence of the Yellow, South, and Alcovy Rivers and Tussahaw Creek at Lloyd Shoals Dam on Lake Jackson.

A public park owned by Georgia Power affords access to the river here, on the Jasper County side off Highway 16; if you cross the bridge (driving west) into Butts County you can access Lloyd Shoals Dam.

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Toccoa River, Union County

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The Toccoa River is one of the most picturesque mountain streams in North Georgia.

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It’s a favorite among fishermen and nature lovers.

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The river follows Georgia Highway 60, one of the most beautiful drives in Georgia.

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Etowah River, Lumpkin County

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Tallulah Gorge, Rabun County

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Tallulah Gorge is a nearly thousand-foot-deep canyon which follows the Tallulah River for two miles resulting in one of the most beautiful natural areas in Georgia. The spectacular site is accessed at Tallulah Gorge State Park and is a mecca for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. I didn’t have much time when I was here, but even a visit of a couple of hours is one of the most rewarding trips in Georgia.

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The first thing you’ll see if you plan on the strenuous descent to the Hurricane Falls suspension bridge, is L’Eau d’Or Falls, actually a series of several smaller falls. It’s a mere 350 feet below.

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If you make it to the bridge, you’ll be rewarded with this spectacular view of the top of Hurricane Falls.

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Oconee River at Milledgeville

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The Oconee River Greenway near downtown Milledgeville is a great place to enjoy nature.

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South Fork of the Broad River, Madison County

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This magnificent river is one of Georgia’s wildest and among the last free-flowing waterways in the state. This shot was made just below the Watson Mill Bridge, where it’s easily accessed. For more about this natural landmark, and to assist in efforts to protect it, please visit the Broad River Watershed Association.

 

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Sprewell Bluff, Flint River

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Sprewell Bluff Park, operated by Upson County, is one of the most interesting natural areas in the Piedmont region, straddling the Fall Line and providing a mountain-like environment in west central Georgia.

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The Flint River here is quite different than at its southern extremes in Georgia, characterized by rocky shoals and sheer rock walls along its banks.

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The protection of and accessibility to this natural wonder are a real credit to Upson County.

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Parking at the site is $5 per vehicle, but it’s well worth it. Kayaking and rafting are popular pursuits here.

 

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