The Yalobusha River water level is controlled by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Before paddling, check the Whaley gage for river level at rivergages.com.
|9 – 10 ft||Low Sluggish knee-deep water. Snags. Sandbars are plentiful.|
|11 – 15 ft||Med Ideal paddling. Decent current. Sandbars are plentiful.|
|16 – 20 ft||High Swift current. Most sandbars are submerged.|
|21 + Flood||Not advisable for paddling.|
- Long distances between landings. Be prepared for emergencies.
- Fallen trees, sloughing banks, logjams.
- Use extra caution to explore woods during hunting season. Wear bright orange and make loud sounds if venturing into forest.
- Be aware of poison ivy, stinging nettle, insects and reptiles.
- River levels may fluctuate. Tie boats down. Use caution when camping on sandbars.
NOTE: This river is classified as navigable, which permits public use of the streambed, and, if necessary, the banks to portage any hazard. Any other use of private riverbanks without permission of the landowner can be considered trespassing.