The Waterfalls of Oconee County

Bee Cove Falls
Big Bend Falls
Blue Hole Falls
Brasstown Falls
Cedar Creek Falls
Chau-Ram Falls
Chauga Narrows
Crane Falls
Dar Shoals
Hikers Peril
Issaqueena Falls
King Creek Falls
Lee Falls
Licklog Falls
Little Brasstown Falls
Long Creek Falls
Lower Fall Creek Falls
Lower Sloan Bridge Falls
Lower Whitewater Falls
Miuka Falls
Opossum Creek Falls
Pigpen Falls
Reedy Branch Falls
Riley Moore Falls
Spoonauger Falls
Station Cove Falls
Upper Fall Creek Falls
Yellow Branch Falls

Waterfall Index


Height: 25 Feet
Latitude: N 34 ° 49.617
Distance: 0.6 Mile
Longitude: W 83° 10.369
Total Elevation Change: 40 Feet

Chauga Narrows

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     Chauga narrows is more of a rapid than an actual fall. During higher periods of water, whitewater enthusiasts run this Class VI rapid. The Chauga River drops 25 feet in the course of a 200 foot run through the rapid.

Directions to the falls:
  1. From the Junction of S.C 28 and HWY 183 in Walhalla, drive west on SC 28 for 6.2 miles.
  2. Turn left onto Whetstone Road (Oconee County S-193), just before The Mountain Top Trading Post.
  3. Drive 3.8 miles to Blackwell Bridge (this bridge crosses the Chauga River) and park just beyond the bridge, there is room to park on either side of the road here.
  4. Hike 0.6 mile downstream to the falls on a faint path that parallels the river. (Use caution approximately 0.5 miles down the trail, the river curves to the right and the dirt path becomes rock. The rocks are very slippery when wet.)