Chattooga River kayakers and anglers each got some of what they wanted in the new recreational guidelines announced Tuesday by the U.S. Forest Service after years of study and discussion.
Upper portions of the river between Green Creek in North Carolina and Lick Log Creek in South Carolina will be opened to boating when water levels reach certain levels Dec. 1-April 30. Previously, boating was banned in those areas.
But boating won’t be allowed at any time between Lick Log Creek and S.C. 28, an area that includes the popular Delayed Harvest trout fishing area. Anglers didn’t want boaters intruding in that area.
The Forest Service estimates it will begin allowing boaters on the upper reaches in mid-March after it has printed new permits and installed permit boxes.