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Toccoa River Canoe Trail

Distance: - 13.8 miles
Class: I-II(III)
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Lon: - W ?? ??'??"



Please be aware of the laws regarding private property. It is illegal to fish in the Toccoa River where both sides of the river are private property, unless you have permission from the land owner. 


The Toccoa River Canoe trail is the only designated canoe trail in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests.

May - June are peak laurel, rhododendron bloom with usually good water flow.

Directions: from Blue Ridge, Georgia

Deep Hole: take Georgia Highway 515 east for approximately 4.5 miles to the first traffic light, which is Georgia Highway 60. Turn right on Georgia Highway 60 and go 0.5 miles to old U.S. 76. Turn left and continue south on Georgia Highway 60 for 14.8 miles to Deep Hole Recreation entrance, which will be on the right.

Sandy Bottom Canoe Take-Out: From McDonald's restaurant at the intersection on Georgia Hwy. 515 and Georgia Hwy. 5 north in Blue Ridge. Follow Georgia Hwy. 515 east approx. 0.8 miles to Windy Ridge Rd., Turn right at Windy Ridge Rd. Go 0.2 miles to dead end with Old U.S. 76. Turn left, go 0.2 miles to Aska Road on right. Turn right, go south 8.5 miles on Aska Rd. Turn left, go across Shallowford Bridge, and turn right on Shallowford Bridge Rd. Go 1.3 miles to Old Dial Rd. Turn right on Old Dial Rd., go 0.6 miles to the Sandy Bottom Canoe Take Out on the right.


Questions, answers and tips about canoeing or kayaking can be found in our Paddling Discussion Forums.


The above information from the U.S. Forest Service.

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