The Conasauga - River of Life


The Conasuaga River supports more rare species and is in better condition than most of the other rivers draining through the Coosa River system of northwestern Georgia. Surrounded by extensive wilderness and national forest land, the upper third of the river is in almost pristine condition. The waters of the Conasauga are home to over 90 different species of fish including the amber darter, the blue shiner, and the frecklebelly madtom. Of all of the fish, mussels, and other aquatic species of the river, 25 species are considered rare. The river also provides recreational opportunities like snorkeling, canoeing and outstanding fishing, and most important, water for agricultural, residential and industrial use.


Related Links

Conasauga River Alliance

More information about the Conasauga River


The Landowners Guide to Conservation Options

If you are a landowner and you would like more information about what you can do.


Nature Conservancy

An organization that works to save the Earth's Last Great Places, among them the Conasauga River.


Georgia Wildlife Web

Learn more about the rare and endangered fish and mussels that live in the Conasauga River.



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