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Flint River in Georgia

Trip Overview

Flint River-Yellowjacket Shoals - Please be advised that as with any river the Flint can become very powerful at high water levels. At 7000 cfs if Yellowjacket is not class 4 I will eat my boat. All my eddies were gone. My usual route center to river left and back to center contained some 2-3 foot waves with some impressive holes. The main chute, invisible from above, had two monstrous holes with 4-5 foot standing waves. It was all I could do to line up snout downstream as the canoe stood on her hind legs in the large waves. This is not the mild upper Flint at 8 feet. This is a warning to the unprepared.

Accommodations:

Flint River Canoe Post

Fees:

None

Directions:

Put-in at 36 bridge. Take out at Pobiddy Rd.

  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Group Rates: No

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