Section IV of the Chattooga begins where the Wildwater Section III trip ends. This run covers the steepest section of river currently being run on a commercial basis in the Southeast. In a 1/4 mile gorge, the river drops more than 75 feet through the famed Five Falls: Entrance, Corkscrew, Crack-In-the-Rock, Jawbone, and Sock-Em Dog. Recommended for Guests with previous rafting experience, Section IV can be the ultimate challenge for whitewater paddlers. On Section IV trips there is a skilled guide in each raft. All summer Friday trips include our BBQ dinner with all the fix’ins at our Chattooga Pavillion. Easy day trip for things to do from Atlanta,GA, Charlotte, NC, Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC.
*All Chattooga trips require that guests hike into and out of the 1/4 mile protected corridor. Guests should consider the strenuous nature of the trip and expect to assist in carrying equipment.
Facilities: Changing rooms and shower, river store, picnic area, horseshoes, volleyball, ropes course, free Wi-Fi, deluxe cabins, group yurts and rental cottages, canopy tours.
Minimum Age: 12 years.
Intensity Level: Strenuous. Good health and previous whitewater experience strongly recommended. Fully guided.
Trip Length: Approximately 7 hours.
Meals: Buffet lunch on the river.
Equipment Furnished: Raft, paddle, PFD, helmet, paddling jacket, rental wet suit (free during March, April, October & November), and rental booties.
Transportation Provided: To and from the river from our Adventure Center in Long Creek, SC.
Season: March 1- November 15
Wildwater Chattooga Lodging
Jawbone Deluxe Cabin- 3 bdrm w/loft, full kitchen, sleeps 8
Cottages- Futon & loft w/twin beds, full kitchen, sleeps 4
Group Yurts- Bunk lodging, group kitchen & bath house, great for groups
Dillard House Dillard, GA (800) 541-0671
Kingwood Resort Clayton, GA (866) KINGWOOD
Noel’s Horseshoe Lake Cabin, Long Creek, SC (864) 710-2926
Chattooga Belle Farm- Events Center, Long Creek, SC (864) 972-1026
Chattooga River Resort & Campground- Long Creek, SC (864) 873-7310
1251 Academy Road
Long Creek, SC 29658
GPS Coordinates: 34 47′ 36 N, 083 14′ 47 W
Wildwater Chattooga is housed on the grounds of the Historic Long Creek Academy, two miles north of US 76 between Westminster, SC and Clayton, GA in the community of Long Creek, South Carolina.
***Internet mapping and some car GPS systems do not give the correct directions to some of our rural locations. Please have a copy of our directions as your primary source or as a backup.