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

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER!

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!

Aug
6
Sat
Flint River Adventure
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

On this 13-mile adventure we will celebrate the Flint River Water Trail as it winds through Meriwether County from Joe Kurz Wildlife Management Area to Woodbury. The route is mostly flatwater but punctuated by numerous shoals. It is highlighted by Flat Shoals, a one-time haunt of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The trip is organized in conjunction with water trail developers in Meriwether County.

The route is mostly flatwater, but includes Class I shoals and rapids approaching Class II in difficulty at Flat Shoals.

Registration fees include shuttle and guide service, educational programs and river maps. 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:

Aug
20
Sat
Conasauga River Snorkel & Paddle Weekend
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am – Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm

On this weekend excursion to Northwest Georgia, we will explore the incredible diversity of the Conasauga River, getting up-close-and-in-person with dozens of species of fish in the Conasauga River Snorkel Hole within the Chattahoochee National Forest on one day and then exploring an eight-mile section of river the other. No previous snorkeling experience is necessary to participate.

The paddle route is on a narrow and intimate section of the Conasauga with mostly flatwater and some Class I shoals. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER.

Map of Paddle Route:

Sep
2
Fri
Kayaking Instructor Course
Sep 2 – Sep 4 all-day
Kayaking Instructor Course

Are you interested in becoming a certified kayaking instructor who can teach paddlers on lakes and Class I rivers? By attending this 3 day class you will have the opportunity to work with Level 4 Whitewater Kayaking Instructor Trainer Francheska Hebden to earn up to Level 2 ACA River Kayaking Instructor credential, based on your performance in the class.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER!

Sep
10
Sat
Oconee River Harvest Moon Adventure
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This 6-mile twilight paddle on the Oconee River from Oconee River Campground to Dyars Pasture in Greene County is highlighted (and lighted) by the Harvest Moon. We’ll launch from Oconee River Campground at dusk and catch the Harvest Moon as it rises and lights our way down river. The route is all flatwater.

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

Specific logistical details 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:

Sep
28
Wed
Hike Inn Retreat
Sep 28 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm

Join your Georgia River Network friends for this one-night, mid-week getaway to the mountains and a stay at The Hike Inn. The trip includes a five-mile hike to the inn which is located near Springer Mountain and the start of the Appalachian Trail. While at the inn, enjoy two hot meals (dinner and breakfast) served family style in the inn dining hall. Educational programs are featured following dinner. The inn features private rooms, restrooms with showers, and of course, great views of Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The adventure ends with a five-mile return trip, or, for the more ambitious, a side excursion to see the southern terminus of the Applachian Trail.

Registration fees include stay at The Hike Inn with private room and meals. To book your room:

Go to www.hike-inn.com
Click on RESERVATIONS
Click on RATE OPTIONS

Promotional/Group Code: type in your group code, click apply (this will change the dates on the left to your groups dates)
Group code is:    GRN22

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.

Oct
7
Fri
Fall Float on the Flint
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm

Back by popular demand, Fall Float on the Flint is an annual favorite of Paddle Georgia participants. The event features two days of paddling the lower Flint River with on-river camping. The 36-mile route is highlighted by playful shoals, unique limestone bluffs, beautiful blue hole springs and abundant wildlife. Our campsite is Rocky Bend Flint River Retreat with tentsites, RV sites and cabin rentals. The route is mostly flatwater with some sections of Class I swift-moving water.

Registration fees include campsite, six catered meals, shuttle and guide services, Paddle Georgia swag and decal and river maps.

Click here for more information and registration. 

 

Oct
28
Fri
Ossabaw Island Adventure
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm

We’re going coastal on this three-day, two-night excursion to Ossabaw Island near the mouth of the Ogeechee River. The trip begins Friday morning, Oct. 28, at about 10 a.m. at Fort McAllister State Park as we paddle Redbird Creek and the Ogeechee River with the outgoing tide to Ossabaw Island’s north end. From there we will set up camp and continue exploration of the island. Saturday will be a day of paddling, hiking and touring this famed barrier island. Sunday, after breaking camp, we will follow the incoming tide back to the mainland, arriving with the high tide about 1 p.m.. This trip is a rare chance to experience one of Georgia’s wildest barrier islands and the unique natural and cultural history associated with the island.

This paddle route is in tidally-influenced coastal water along the intercoastal waterway and the Ogeechee River. Participants should have strong open water paddling skills.

Registration fees include campsite/accommodations, guide services, six catered meals, island tours and educational programs, Paddle Georgia swag and decal and river maps.

Click here for more information and registration.