May
21
Sat
Etowah River Adventure
May 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The 9-mile day trip takes in a scenic and historic stretch of the Etowah River immediately downstream of Allatoona Dam. The route features a short portage around a dam, Native American fish weirs, historic Civil War sites and a visit to the Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site. The trip is mostly flatwater with some Class I shoals.

Registration fee includes shuttle and guide service, educational programs and river maps.  Boat rentals are available.

Specific logistical information will be e-mailed to all registered participants in the week leading up to the adventure. 

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CLICK HERE TO SIGN ONLINE AMERICAN CANOE ASSOCIATION LIABILITY WAIVER

Map of Paddle Route:

May
28
Sat
South Chickamauga Creek Adventure
May 28 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This adventure, a favorite from our 2021 schedule, features 13 miles of beautiful paddling on the South Chickamauga Creek Water Trail highlighted by playful shoals, soaring limestone bluffs, underground sinks, creekside springs and abundant wildlife. The route takes us from Ringgold to historic Graysville.

Registration fees include guide and shuttle service, educational programs and river maps. Rental boats are available.

Specific logistical information will be e-mailed to all registered participant in the week leading up to the adventure. 

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CLICK HERE TO SIGN ONLINE AMERICAN CANOE ASSOCIATION LIABILITY WAIVER 

Map of Paddle Route:

Jun
4
Sat
Rescue for Rec Boaters
Jun 4 – Jun 5 all-day
Rescue for Rec Boaters

Rescue for Rec Boaters is an entry-level safety and rescue class for paddlers who plan on paddling flat water lakes and slow moving rivers. A comprehensive Safety & Rescue class for lake and Class I river paddlers is a rare offering in this region, so we are excited to offer it to you!

This class is a game changer for new and experienced paddlers alike. The curriculum is built from tried and true techniques utilized in higher level training for sea kayakers and whitewater paddlers which has been dialed in to the most useful information and techniques for entry level paddlers in Georgia.

This class is not intended for paddlers who plan to paddle advanced ocean conditions or Class II or higher whitewater rivers. This is not a paddling class; if you do not have basic paddling skills, you are welcome in this class but we also encourage you to sign up for Intro to Kayaking or Intro to River Kayaking to learn techniques for boat control.

 

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Jun
12
Sun
Intro to River Kayaking
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Intro to River Kayaking @ Lower Chestatee River

This is a full day class to introduce you to the skills, hazards and fun to be had on class I rivers!

By the end of the day you will feel more in control of your boat, know how to paddle all day without wearing out your arm muscles, have some tips and tricks for reading the river and avoiding hazards, and be more confident about exploring class I rivers with your friends and family.

  • Basic paddle strokes and boat control
  • Introduction to river reading and hazard identification
  • Moving water skills like edging, ferrying, and peel outs
  • Legally, what’s required in a non-motorized craft
  • An introduction to gear, trip planning and prevention
  • Introduction to hazards plus some tips and tricks for boat control in dicey situations

 

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Jun
19
Sun
Paddle Georgia Lite – Day 1
Jun 19 all-day
Paddle Georgia Lite - Day 1 @ Chattahoochee River

Join us for the first day of our Paddle Georgia journey on this 15-mile run through the tailwater section of the Chattahoochee below Buford Dam where the water is trout-chilling cold and the scenery is beautiful as the river winds between sections of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. The trip is mostly flatwater with occasional Class I shoals.

 

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Paddle Georgia 2022 on the Chattahoochee River
Jun 19 @ 8:00 am – Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm

This year’s Paddle Georgia, our 17th, returns to the place of Paddle Georgia’s birth–the Chattahoochee River. This small-group trip limited to 30 people will run from Settles Bridge through Atlanta and on to the Heard County seat of Franklin. The trip will feature on-river camping, catered meals, education programs and, of course, seven days of great paddling and camaraderie. The Chattahoochee in this 100-mile section is mostly flatwater interrupted regularly by Class I shoals. From the soaring bluffs of the Palisades in Atlanta to beautiful tributary waterfalls in Heard County, each day of this journey is bound to surprise you. The trip is reserved for Georgia River Network supporters willing to raise at least $1000 through our annual Canoe-a-thon.

Registration fees include three meals a day, shuttle service and sag vehicles, campsites, education programs, Paddle Georgia swag, decal and river maps.

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Jun
25
Sat
Paddle Georgia Lite – Day 7
Jun 25 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Paddle Georgia Lite - Day 7 @ Chattahoochee River

Join us for the last day of our seven-day Paddle Georgia journey on this scenic 15-mile trip through Coweta and Heard counties. Visit beautiful waterfalls on tributary streams and thrill to some of the Chattahoochee’s biggest whitewater downstream of Atlanta (Class I Bushhead Shoals and Daniel Shoals).

 

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Jul
9
Sat
Intro to Kayaking
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Intro to Kayaking @ Bear Creek Marina, Lake Jackson

This is a half day, introductory level class to get you more familiar with the features of your boat and paddle and give you more confidence on your adventures.

By the end of the day you will feel like your boat is less tippy, know how to paddle all day without wearing out your arm muscles, know how to avoid tennis elbow, know how to help yourself or your friend in a capsize situation at the lake, and other basic information that will prepare you to be a better paddler or trip leader for your family.

  • Basic paddle strokes and boat control
  • A couple of options for self or assisted rescue to climb back into your kayak if you capsize in deep water
  • Legally, what’s required in a non-motorized craft
  • An introduction to gear, trip planning and prevention

 

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Jul
23
Sat
Chattahoochee River Adventure
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This 11-mile adventure on the Chattahoochee courses along the state line between Alabama and Georgia from West Point Dam to the mill village of Riverview. The trip includes portages around two historic mill dams that, in the near future, the Georgia Power Company plans to remove, restoring natural flows on this section of river. We’ll get to see the river before the dismantling of the dams and set ourselves up for a return trip once the dams have been removed.

The trip is mostly flatwater with some Class I shoals. The portage routes, though short, are along undeveloped paths.

Registration fees include shuttle and guide services, educational programs and river map. Rental boats are available.

Specific logistical information will be e-mailed to all registered participants in the week leading up to the adventure. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN ONLINE AMERICAN CANOE ASSOCIATION LIABILITY WAIVER 

Map of Paddle Route

Jul
30
Sat
Intro to River Kayaking
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Intro to River Kayaking @ Lower Chestatee River

This is a full day class to introduce you to the skills, hazards and fun to be had on class I rivers!

By the end of the day you will feel more in control of your boat, know how to paddle all day without wearing out your arm muscles, have some tips and tricks for reading the river and avoiding hazards, and be more confident about exploring class I rivers with your friends and family.

  • Basic paddle strokes and boat control
  • Introduction to river reading and hazard identification
  • Moving water skills like edging, ferrying, and peel outs
  • Legally, what’s required in a non-motorized craft
  • An introduction to gear, trip planning and prevention
  • Introduction to hazards plus some tips and tricks for boat control in dicey situations

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER!