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Water Release Dates

Come watch world-class kayakers as they navigate the Tallulah River as it winds through Tallulah Gorge.  Five weekends out of the year, Georgia Power Company releases extra water over the Tallulah Dam to make this spectacular event possible.  The kayakers can be seen going over Oceana Falls from both the North and South Rim Trail at Tallulah Gorge State Park. They can also be seen paddling down the Tallulah River and going over Sweet Sixteen Falls from the overlook porch at Tallulah Point.  On Saturday, the expanded flow of water over the dam is 500 cubic feet per second and on Sunday it is 700 CFS. 

On a typical day, the water flow through the gorge is 35–40 CFS (cubic feet per second). During aesthetic releases, the flow is 200 CFS, and during whitewater releases, the flow is 500 CFS on Saturday and 700 CFS on Sunday.

For more information call the State Park at 706-754-7981 or The General Store at 706-754-4318