Jul
24
Sat
Chattahoochee River
Jul 24 all-day
Chattahoochee River

EVENT DETAILS: Way down yonder on the Chattahoochee, it gets hotter…but we’ll cool off in the river and its tributaries as we make a 12-mile run on an historic section of the river featuring Bushhead and Daniel shoals and Hilly Mill and Redbone Creek Falls. We’ll start by dropping our boats at historic Hollingsworth Ferry and then drive our vehicles to Franklin’s boat ramp. From there we’ll shuttle back to Hollingsworth Ferry to begin our paddle. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

Registration Fees: $60 ADULTS/$30 17 & UNDER 

Registration fees include shuttle service, river map/guide, liability insurance fees, on-river guide and sag vehicle.

Event Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Paddling: The paddle route is Class I-II water with two significant shoals–Bushhead Shoals and Daniel Shoals. Bushhead Shoals is a series of small ledges. Daniel Shoals, a borderline Class II shoal, is the most challenging rapid on the Chattahoochee downstream of Peachtree Creek in Atlanta. Safety boaters will be stationed here to direct paddlers to the best route to navigate this 2-foot ledge. Arrangements may also be made to visit Hilly Mill Falls, a beautiful waterfall on the creek of the same name located a short distance from the creek’s confluence with the river. The 12.2-mile route will take between 5 and 7 hours to complete.

Boat Rentals: Need a boat? We’ve got ’em. Tandem sit in kayaks and solo sit on top kayaks are available. You can reserve your boat when you register.

COVID-19 Protocols: All participants must follow social-distancing guidelines. This includes wearing face coverings during shuttles, at the launch site, at the take out site and other locations during the event in which appropriate social distancing is not possible. Additionally, participants must…

Not share equipment, food, water and other supplies.

Maintain social distancing of 6 feet at all times when not wearing face coverings.

Maintain strict hygiene by washing or disinfecting hands frequently; do not touch eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands.

Finally, do not participate if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or you are feeling ill. Full refunds will be provided.

 

Once you are registered, complete logistical details will be e-mailed to you prior to the event.

Aug
14
Sat
Etowah River with Outdoor Afro
Aug 14 all-day
Etowah River with Outdoor Afro

This adventure features a 9-mile paddle on a scenic and historic stretch of the Etowah River with a visit to the historic Euharlee Covered Bridge built in 1886 by Washington King, the son of freed slave and renowned bridge builder, Horace King. The trip explores one of the most popular sections of the Etowah River that features multiple Native American fish weirs, historic Island Ford and playful shoals. It is suitable for novice paddlers.

 
 
NOTE: All Atlanta Outdoor Afro members receive a 20 percent discount on registrations for Georgia River Network sponsored paddle trips.
Aug
21
Sat
Oostanaula River
Aug 21 all-day
Oostanaula River

EVENT DETAILS: We’re going on a mussel hunt in the Coosa River basin of Northwest Georgia! This 13.3-mile paddle explores this river that’s known for its robust population of freshwater mussels as well as interesting navigational structures built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers more than 100 years ago. We’ll begin our trip by dropping our boats at the Ga. 156 boat ramp, and then driving to the Ga. 140 boat ramp to park our vehicles. From there, we’ll shuttle back to our launch site. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

Registration Fees: $60 ADULTS/$30 17 & UNDER 

Registration fees include shuttle service, river map/guide, liability insurance fees, on-river guide and sag vehicle.

Event Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Paddling: The paddle route is Class I water with mostly flatwater with some small shoals. It is suitable for novice paddlers. The 13.3-mile route will take between 5 and 8 hours to complete.

Boat Rentals: Need a boat? We’ve got ’em. Tandem sit in kayaks and solo sit on top kayaks are available. You can reserve your boat when you register.

COVID-19 Protocols: All participants must follow social-distancing guidelines. This includes wearing face coverings during shuttles, at the launch site, at the take out site and other locations during the event in which appropriate social distancing is not possible. Additionally, participants must…

Not share equipment, food, water and other supplies.

Maintain social distancing of 6 feet at all times when not wearing face coverings.

Maintain strict hygiene by washing or disinfecting hands frequently; do not touch eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands.

Finally, do not participate if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or you are feeling ill. Full refunds will be provided.

 

Once you are registered, complete logistical details will be e-mailed to you prior to the event.

Sep
1
Wed
Hike Inn Retreat
Sep 1 – Sep 2 all-day

Join Georgia River Network for a retreat to the Len Foote Hike Inn. 
Come enjoy this backcountry lodge at a special discounted rate.  Bring your family, a friend or just enjoy time to yourself.

Wednesday, September 1 – 2
Hike in on your own over a moderate 5 mile trail which originates at the top of the beautiful Amicalola Falls. Enjoy a special tour of the LEED Certified Gold Inn and grounds, a delicious dinner and breakfast and an evening program. Meals will be served family style. It will be a great time to relax, spend time together and have fun.

Cost and How to Sign Up:
The Hike Inn is generously offering a special rate for our group! $75/person for single occupancy and $106 double occupancy.

To make your reservation, follow the directions below once you visit  www.hike-inn.com
Click on RESERVATIONS
Click on RATE OPTIONS
Promotional/Group Code: type in GARN21, click apply (this will change the dates on the left to your groups dates)

Click on the 1 room, 1 adult, no children menu and change the count to what you need it to be. If you need more than one room, click the plus sign and change that count to what you need it to be. Room count can be no more than 3, with at least one person being a child aged 12 or under.

Then click check availability.  If there are rooms available you will see a box that says book it, click it to complete the reservation form. Double check the right hand side for rooms and amount of people in each room.  If you need to make changes there is a box with an arrow that will take you back to the first page.

Once all the guest info, special info, payment info, the booking and privacy policy are agreed to, click book now.

Hike-Inn Reservations
1-800-581-8032

Sep
11
Sat
Oconee River
Sep 11 all-day
Oconee River

EVENT DETAILS: Athens and the Oconee River is our destination on this adventure. This 11-mile paddle takes us to historic Barnett Shoals and Scull Shoals to explore historic ruins of old mill villages. We’ll begin our adventure by dropping our boats at historic Barnett Shoals Dam, take a tour of the ruins of the mill village that was once powered by the dam, and then drive our vehicles to our take out site in the Oconee National Forest. From there we will shuttle back to Barnett Shoals to begin our paddle. Along the paddle route, we’ll stop to see the the ghost town of Scull Shoals, a 19th century mill village where ruins of the mill buildings remain.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

Registration Fees: $60 ADULTS/$30 17 & UNDER TBD.

Registration fees include shuttle service, river map/guide, liability insurance fees, on-river guide and sag vehicle.

Event Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Paddling: The paddle route is Class I–mostly flatwater. It is suitable for novice paddlers. The 10.8-mile route will take between 4 and 6 hours to complete.

Boat Rentals: Need a boat? We’ve got ’em. Tandem sit in kayaks and solo sit on top kayaks are available. You can reserve your boat when you register.

COVID-19 Protocols: All participants must follow social-distancing guidelines. This includes wearing face coverings during shuttles, at the launch site, at the take out site and other locations during the event in which appropriate social distancing is not possible. Additionally, participants must…

Not share equipment, food, water and other supplies.

Maintain social distancing of 6 feet at all times when not wearing face coverings.

Maintain strict hygiene by washing or disinfecting hands frequently; do not touch eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands.

Finally, do not participate if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or you are feeling ill. Full refunds will be provided.

 

Once you are registered, complete logistical details will be e-mailed to you prior to the event.

Sep
18
Sat
Ochlockonee River & Spring Creek
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day
Ochlockonee River & Spring Creek

Join us on the Ochlockonee River Water Trail and Spring Creek for two days of paddling in Southwest Georgia with camping, catered meals and full amenities at nearby Birdsong Nature Center. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

Oct
9
Sat
Fall Float on the Flint
Oct 9 – Oct 10 all-day
Fall Float on the Flint

Another long-time Paddle Georgia favorite, Fall Float on the Flint includes 36 miles of paddling featuring some of Georgia’s most beautiful blue hole springs with two nights of on-river camping at Rocky Bend Flint River Retreat. Catered meals and full amenities included! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER!

Oct
23
Sat
Flint River with Outdoor Afro
Oct 23 all-day
Flint River with Outdoor Afro
This adventure features a 14-mile paddle on one of the most scenic stretches of river in Georgia.  The route explores the Pine Mountain region where in places you’ll think you are boating through the mountains of North Georgia. Time permitting, a riverside stop and hike to Dripping Rocks–a beautiful waterfall located at Camp Thunder, a Boy Scouts Camp–will be incorporated into the trip. In the 1970s, this section of river was threatened by a proposed hydropower dam. Local opposition to the proposal was significant and when Gov. Jimmy Carter visited the Flint and paddled this section of river, he became convinced that the scenic beauty of the river should be preserved. The trip is suitable for novice paddlers with some small Class I shoals.
NOTE: All Atlanta Outdoor Afro members receive a 20 percent discount on registrations for Georgia River Network sponsored paddle trips.
Nov
5
Fri
Sapelo Island Adventure
Nov 5 – Nov 7 all-day
Sapelo Island Adventure

We’re going coastal on this adventure! A three-day paddle camping adventure near the mouth of the Altamaha River. The weekend features a ferry ride to Sapelo Island and three full days of paddling, bicycling, hiking and educational programs on and around the storied barrier island. Catered meals and full amenities included! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER!

Nov
13
Sat
Suwannee River – Okefenokee Swamp
Nov 13 @ 6:54 pm – Nov 14 @ 7:54 pm
Suwannee River - Okefenokee Swamp

This two-day adventure begins in the Okefenokee Swamp. We’ll venture through the southwestern corner of the swamp and then ride out the Suwannee River as it leaves its swamp birthplace. On river camping, catered meals and full amenities included! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER!