Diving Rock - Swim near Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta,Georgia
33.89152760094043, -84.44508298100097
10.4 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia
GPS: 33°53'29.5"N 84°26'42.3"W
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State: Georgia

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There’s a big hunk of granite along the Chattahoochee River, about twenty-five feet off the water, just downstream from Charlie’s Island where tubers and kayakers beach themselves for lunch. For years people—well, kids, mostly, though we’ve seen a few beer-bellied men flailing midair—have been leaping from the rock into the cool, shaded, slow river below. Diving Rock, it’s called, and that title doesn’t apply to the ledge seven feet lower. The water is about fifteen feet deep where you land, but no guarantee that you won’t touch bottom or bruise yourself. A few have died.Courtesy of atlantamagazine.com

 

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Atlanta, Georgia

  1. Head north on Capitol Ave SW (230 ft)
  2. Turn right onto M.L.K. Jr Dr SE (0.2 mi)
  3. Turn left to merge onto I-75 N/I-85 N (3.3 mi)
  4. Keep right to continue on I-75 N (7.3 mi)
  5. Take exit 258 for Cumberland Boulevard toward SunTrust Park (0.4 mi)
  6. Keep right at the fork and merge onto Cumberland Blvd SE (0.7 mi)
  7. Turn right onto Akers Mill Rd SE (0.3 mi)
  8. Sharp right onto Akers Dr SE (0.2 mi)
  9. Turn left onto Akers Ridge Dr SE
    Destination will be on the right
    (0.5 mi)
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Sam ambrose

5/6/20 5:50 pm
How do i get to the cliff jumping spot from the white water creek parking lot? Where is the "diving rock" located from the parking lot?
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endovereric

5/6/20 7:34 pm
As I understand it, most swim the river from the beach on the West side, which is probably really dangerous in the spring. It seems like you should be able to get to it from the E Palisades trail as well though.
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Cliff Jumping at the Chattahoochee (Diving Rock, R by Kyra Perry

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