Water Sources & Availability

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Water Sources on the Georgia AT

Georgia Appalachian Trail Club (GATC) monitors the quality of water as part of its Trail Management Plan.  Best practices recommend that hikers filter, boil, or chemically treat all water before consumption or use. Water purity in the backcountry cannot be guaranteed.

GATC is an all volunteer organization so is not able to monitor water availability on a daily basis.  Water information is updated as often as possible based on reports from credible sources but may not always be completely current.  GATC recommends that hikers replenish water supplies wherever water is available.

Location Miles from
Amicalola
Report Comments Updated
Black Mountain 6.9 Good   4/6/13
Black Gap Shelter 7.3 Good   5/20/13
Springer Shelter 8.8 Good   5/21/13
Davis Creek 10.2 Good   4/6/13
Stover Creek
(2 crossings)
11.3 & 11.5 Good   6/2/13
Stover Creek Shelter 11.4 Good   6/2/13
Three Forks 12.9 Good   4/8/13
Hawk Mountain Shelter 16.4 Good   6/1/13
Justus Creek 22.4 Good   6/1/13
Blackwell Creek 23.2 Good   6/1/13
Gooch Shelter 23.4 Good   6/3/13
Gooch Gap (North FS42>0.1mile) 25.2 Good   6/3/13
Woody Gap Spring 28.8 Good   6/9/13
Miller Gap 31.7 Good   6/9/13
Lance Creek 32.0 Good   6/9/13
Jarrard Gap (<0.3miles) 34.1 Slow Drip   5/24/13
Woods Hole Shelter 35.4 Weak   5/26/13
Slaughter Creek 35.8 Good   5/25/13
Neel Gap (Mountain Crossing) 39.5 Potable
Good
   
Rock Spring Top 42.3 Slow  Not Dependable 5/20/13
Whitley Gap Shelter
(>1.2 miles)
46.9 Good   6/7/13
Hogpen Gap 45.9 Flowing   6/8/13
Low Gap Shelter 50.1 Good   6/8/13
Stream on Trail 50.4 Good   5/20/13
Chattahoochee Gap (>0.1mile) 55.1 Good   5/4/13
Rocky Knob (Spaniards Knob) 56.4 Flowing  Intermittent 5/4/13
Blue Mountain Shelter 57.3 Slow   5/19/13
Stream on Trail 60.1 Good   5/5/13
Cheese Factory 63.1 Good   5/5/13
Tray Mountain Shelter 65.0 Good   5/18/13
Steel Trap Gap 65.6 Good   5/3/13
Addis Gap
(0.5 miles)
70.3 Good   5/3/13
Deep Gap Shelter 72.1 Good   5/18/13
Moreland Gap 73.8 Good   5/18/13
Dicks Creek Gap 75.6 Intermittent   5/18/13
Cowart Gap 76.7 Good   5/18/13
Plumorchard Shelter 79.9 Good   5/17/13
Bly Gap 91.6 Good   3/17/13

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 11:08