.............................ETOWAH RIVER ............................ .............................Castleberry Bridge...........................
NOTE TO KAYAKERS: October 22, 2018,
Kayaking "from" the Etowah Castleberry Bridge to RT 136.. (RULE OF THUMB)...The cloudier and faster the water is moving the more dangerous it is. The slower and clearer the water the safer it is.
TODAY!! Water temp is about 62 degrees. Temps in high 60's . Conditions are good.
FORECAST: Sunny with temps in the low to mid 60's.
NOTE: DANGER!!!!! Tree across river 100 yards past the bridge. Stay to your right to pass under it. Low clearance!! Picture below.
The Tunnel: CAUTION!! Passing through the tunnel is always in question. This is dependent on the tunnel safety rules, your experience and the present water level. Make sure you familiarize yourself with the tunnel safety rules below.
NOTE: "Kayaker's route reports" : WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK!!! email@example.com or call 727-204 3932. Last report was from September. Other trees in the river along your route. This situation changes every time the river rises and falls. It is up to you to keep this report updated. Please report any dangers or concerns that you experience along the route. From: Start.. Castleberry Bridge to End... RT 136. I will post your reports here. NOTE: No reports since early September.
TUNNEL SAFETY RULES...What you must know!
(1) Stop before the tunnel and make sure you can see all the way through. You will be able to stand up at a safe water level. (2) One person/Kayak at a time all the way through. (3) Do not send the second person/ third...etc in until the previous person has gone through all the way and you can see the light at the other end. Walkie talkies recommended to relay info from the first person through to the others following. (4) You can not paddle all the way through the tunnel because it becomes to narrow part way through. Turn your paddle parallel to your craft. (5) Do not touch the sides of the tunnel with your hands for this may turn you sideways resulting in you getting stuck sideways. Relax let the water guide your craft through. (6) If you are thrown from your craft lay back, chest up, and keep your feet out in front of you. (7) If you are able to see through the tunnel you will be able to stand up in the tunnel if you capsize. (8) If you choose not to go through the tunnel go to the right around it.
NOTE:Be aware of the forecast for the day/afternoon that you are planing to go. Rain can cause the river level to rise quickly...keep this in mind. This is always a concern!
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AAS on the Etowah
...........Click on the pictures below to enlarge!
Since AAS could no longer rely on the support of the Army Corp of Engineers after 10 years of work on Lake Lanier, we have moved our efforts to the Etowah, and Chasettee rivers. This page is dedicated mostly to the Etowah River, but some pictures are from the Chasettee that we have adopted. After several months of cleanup ( march of 2017) and installing trash barrels and bags this particular area is one of the most natural and beautiful spots on the Etowah river. Many people visit to swim, fish , and kayak. The river bank flora is a marvel of wild flowers and plants and there is a verity of wildlife. The best time to see the wild rhododendron flowers is late June ,July. Other flowers are view from April through October. Hope you're enjoying your day!
NOTE: Please visit the lower part of this page to view our pictures taken throughout the year at our adopted river areas. Click on the middle aero for a slide show or click on the right or left arrow to view the pictures at your leisure, or you can click on the individual picture. Hoping you're having a great day!! G
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