Cliff Diving in Georgia
Cliff Diving in Georgia
Locations to Jump, Quarries, Safety Precautions
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Cliff diving (cliff jumping) is a very popular sport. The locations above are just a few of the locations for cliff diving in Georgia. The cliff jumping locations listed are to help guide you to a suitable place to jump. This means the areas listed throughout the site currently or at one time have contained one or more locations which match the requirements (being deep enough, etc.) for cliff jumping and diving. This may not hold true year round as water levels can recede. We cannot stress this point enough, always prepare and survey the area before cliff jumping. Serious injuries can occur; even when you are prepared.
There are most likely hundreds of locations to choose from elsewhere in Georgia and multiple locations within a specific area. We are listing cliff jumping locations that are popular. If we were to list every water hole, it would be extensive. Instead, we’d rather focus on areas that are worth your time as opposed to a small body of water which doesn’t offer the best landscape for cliff jumping.
Are you familiar with an unlisted location which is suitable for cliff diving in Georgia? Please recommend a location.
Cliff Diving at Lake Tugaloo in Georgia
Hartwell Lake is a man-made reservoir located on the border of Georgia and South Carolina. It was created by the Hartwell Dam. It has about 962 miles of shoreline and over 80 public boat launch ramps, recreation and park areas. Lake Hartwell is conveniently located near Atlanta, Charlotte and Greenville. Boating, water skiing and fishing are popular water sports at this lake.
Lake Allatoona is located in northern Georgia. The lake is very popular for water sports including swimming, cliff jumping, water skiing, wakeboarding, fishing and more. Millions of people visit the lake each year. The lake has over 270 miles of shoreline and covers over 12,000 acres.
Lake Tugaloo is located in northeastern Georgia on the border of South Carolina. The lake has 18 miles of shoreline. The lake was formed by the Tugalo Dam from the Tallulah and Chatooga Rivers.
The Diving Rock is located in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area just north of Atlanta. GPS coordinates to the area are latitude 33.87732 and longitude -84.44212. Although it’s called the “diving rock”, do not dive here as it is very dangerous. Be cautious while jumping at this location.
Cliff jumping is a dangerous sport and all precautions must be taken. Many people have died cliff jumping; even from a low height. Others have altered the rest of their lives due to injuries obtained from cliff jumping. Use common sense. Just because your friends dare you to jump is no reason to do so. That’s normally how serious injuries occur as one tries to out-do the other. You may think jumping from a higher cliff is cool but know that the higher you go you are increasing the risk of injury. It is never recommended to jump from a height of over 40 feet.We are not responsible for any injuries, legal issues, or anything else associated with your cliff diving experience. We only provide locations we learn about from various sources. We post necessary precautions throughout the cliff diving section and it’s up to the cliff jumper to follow those rules.
Locations on the map are for the general cliff diving area and are not to be viewed as the exact location to dive from. DO NOT DIVE FROM THE EXACT MAP LOCATION! Never dive or jump at an illegal location. That area is illegal for a reason. That reason is generally due to the area being dangerous (a large occurrence of underwater rocks, high accident rate, inadequate water depth, water depth that changes frequently, etc.) or that it is private property. We ask that jumpers research the area to determine if jumping is legal before going. Many locations are now illegal due to their dangerous conditions.
Follow all safety rules as described throughout the site, be careful and have fun!
Cliff Diving at Lake Allatoona in Georgia
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