Water Sources & Availability
The Georgia Appalachian Trail Club (GATC) is an all volunteer organization and is not able to monitor water availability on a daily basis, but does monitor the availability of water as a part of the Trail Management Plan.
It is recommended that hikers filter, boil or chemically treat all water before consumption or use. Water purity in the backcountry cannot be guaranteed. The GATC does recommend that hikers replenish personal water supplies while on trail whenever water is available.
Please note that in colder months, some springs may freeze.
For the latest weather conditions and forecast, check the Appalachian Trail Planner site or the Appalachian Trail Weather site.