The Chauga heads up on the eastern slopes of Chattooga Ridge in Sumter National Forest, wherein flow the first two sections. It moves south, then sharply east and south again, until it reaches the backwaters of Lake Hartwell.
The 9.8-mile path of the Chauga River offers much of the same scenic beauty and cool waters found on Chattooga and is accessible from Hwy 290 north of Seneca. Both whitewater and relaxing flat water are found on the Chauga. A popular destination is the Narrows, a 200-foot run accessible from a short hiking path west of Walhalla off Hwy 28 on Whetstone Road. Both rivers are popular places for picnics and day hikes. Be sure to bring protective clothing and shoes for the river.
The Chauga is also popular with anglers; trout can be caught in many of the smaller streams. Good access and parking are available adjacent to Cassidy Bridge on Hwy 290.
- CategoryKayaking, Play, Rivers
- LocationChauga River, Mountain Rest
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