Tackle a Class V rapid on the ’Hooch

Make a splash

Illustration by Katie Carey

Since a dam-blasting in 2012, the Chattahoochee has run wild through uptown Columbus. After some man-made channels and rapids were engineered—just for fun—the 2.5-mile stretch became the world’s longest urban whitewater course, featuring a whooshing rapid called Cut Bait, the biggest wave east of the Colorado. Georgia Power controls the flow from a dam upstream, so you can opt for a lazy float on the same stretch before the water is released each afternoon. whitewaterexpress.com

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