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Chattooga Wild Life Trip

52 Weekends on the Water
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Chattooga Wild Life Trip


Bodies of Water to Explore

Chattooga River to Weiss Lake

Best Season

Summer, Fall

Skill Level

Paddles: 1 – no skill, desire to learn; 2 – moderate, knowledge needed; 3 – advanced, know whats up


16 miles

Trip Duration

2 Day

Recommended Put In & Take Out

Put-In: Private Shuttle point of Tooga Yaks near Price Bridge in Georgia
Take Out: Public Ramp 0n causeway above Cedar Bluff, 31.23739, -85.60249

Outfitters Nearby

Trip Summary

Cool steady current in remote setting. In the mid 1800’s Civil War era, part of the river was diverted into a mill race, then in an underground tunnel to operate a waterwheel that cooled the flames in Cornwall Iron Furnace. Use Tooga Yaks Company as place to park your vehicles and shuttle to their private put-in near Prices Bridge in Georgia. This waterway averages 100-feet wide with enjoyable current for miles where it meets Weiss Lake. Camp on some islands and at Tooga Yaks shady location. Visit Cornwall Iron Furnace and take out on a causeway above Cedar Bluff. Bass. Catfish and Bream abound in these waters. Enjoy this easy going float through some of Alabama’s most beautiful scenery.

Trail Highlights

Day 1

  • Stop 1: 6.61 miles, Tooga Yaks primitive campsite, 34.281859, -85.52591
  • Stop 2: 367 feet further, Jonah Island primitive campsite, 34.28097, -85.52629
  • Stop 3: 2.12 miles, Andrew Escapade primitive campsite, 34.26985, -85.54375
  • Stop 4: 4.0 miles, Walter Resort primitive campsite, 34.24418, -85.56812
  • Stop 5: 1.8 miles, Jerby Island primitive campsite, 34.25303, -85.5902

Day 2

  • Stop 6: 0.3 mile, Cornwall Iron Furnace, 34.24694, -85.5886
  • Stop 7: 1.0 mile, Cedar Bluff public boat ramp

Side Ventures & Optional Activities to Add to Your Trip

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Bonus Sightings

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Non-Paddler Recommendations

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