Aug
11
Sun
Intro to River Kayaking
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Aug
16
Fri
GRN ACA L2/L3 River Kayaking Instructor Upgrade/Update
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm
Aug
17
Sat
Oostanaula River Adventure
Aug 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Venture into the one of North America’s most biologically diverse river basins and embark on a “mussel hunt” with Georgia River Network as we run 10 miles of the Oostanaula River. With any luck, you’ll get a chance to see a washboard, a pocketbook, a wartyback and an orb…just some of the common freshwater mussels found along the Oostanaula. The upper Coosa River basin is known for its aquatic biodiversity. It is home to 30 different aquatic spieces (fish, crayfish, snails and mussels) that can only be found in the Upper Coosa and no where else in the world. The 10-mile journey takes in some of that habitat running mostly along flatwater with occasional small shoals as the river runs from Calhoun and into rural farmland.  Registration fees range from $35-$70 and include guide and shuttle services, river maps, educational programs and lots of good times. Canoe and kayak rentals are available for additional fees.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

Check out the paddle route below!

Aug
18
Sun
Intro to Kayak Fishing
Aug 18 all-day
Aug
22
Thu
Georgia Rivers Gala: Freedom to Float
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Georgia Rivers Gala: Freedom to Float @ Atlanta History Center

Honor Georgia river conservationist President Jimmy Carter, celebrate the Okefenokee Wilderness Canoe Trail and support public access to Georgia’s waterways at the Georgia Rivers Gala on August 22nd at the Atlanta History Center.

Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, old-fashioned fish fry, brief program, and live music by Rob Jordan & Friends.

Click here to visit the event webpage.

Aug
24
Sat
Tugaloo River Adventure
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Formed by the fabled Chattooga and Tallulah rivers in far Northeast Georgia, the Tugaloo’s life as a free-flowing river is short, thanks to Hartwell and Yonah dams, but in that short run it packs a beautiful punch. That’s why local boosters have long promoted the Tugaloo River Water Trail as a premiere paddling destination. This 10-mile route begins near the base of Yonah Dam and takes in the river’s last free-flowing miles before entering the backwaters of Lake Hartwell. Beautiful scenery along the river itself and a top notch side trip up Longnose Creek to visit the spectacular falls on this tributary make this a paddle to remember (as does the uniquely-built home overlooking the falls!). Registration fees range from $35-$70 and include guide and shuttle services, river maps, educational programs and lots of good times. Canoe and kayak rentals are available for additional fees.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

Check out the paddle route below!

Rescue for Rec Boaters
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm
Sep
6
Fri
Chattahoochee River Paddle & Camp Adventure
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm

Currently, multiple partners–from non-profits like the Trust for Public Land (TPL) to local governments like the City of Chattahoochee Hills and the City of Atlanta–are working together to create “paddle in” campsites along the Chattahoochee River between Atlanta and McIntosh Reserve in Carroll County. These unique campsites are set to be ready for use sometime in the spring or summer of 2024, and Georgia River Network, which assisted TPL in securing state grants for the project, wants to be among the first groups to utilize these facilities.

Thus, we’ve planned a two-day, two-night journey for the new water trail amenities for the first weekend in September. Our route will depend upon the facilities that are completed and opened to the public by that date.

The event planned will include catered meals, vehicle support for camp gear as possible, shuttle services, evening educational programs and loads of fun. Participation will be limited by campsite capacity. Canoe and kayak rentals will be available for additional fees.

Check back periodically as we secure more information about the progress of the Chattahoochee River Water Trail’s “paddle in” campsites!

Sep
7
Sat
ACA Level 1 Kayak Instructor Certification Course + PSF Kayak/PAIE Instructor Endorsements
Sep 7 – Sep 10 all-day
Oct
4
Fri
Fall Float on the Flint
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm

A fall favorite for more than a decade, Fall Float on the Flint features the best of the lower Flint River’s playful shoals, beautiful blue hole springs, soaring limestone bluffs and abundant wildlife. We do it every year because, well, it’s just a great paddle trip. Over two days of paddling, the route takes in some 36 miles of the Flint from Rocky Bend Flint River Retreat in Newton to the backwaters of Lake Seminole. Along the way, we stop at deceptively-named springs like Hog Parlor and Bovine. Don’t let the names fool you, they are breathtakingly beautiful. If the temperature and timing is right, some of us have been known to take a plunge from one of those riverside limestone bluffs. Long miles make this a challenging paddle for beginners, but the scenery makes the effort worth it. Camping is at Rocky Bend Flint River Retreat situated on the west bank of the river with tentsites, RV sites and rental cabins. Showers and restroom facilities and indoor dining are provided, along with delicious catered meals. Registration fees are expected to range from $205-$360 and includes tentsites with showers and restrooms, six catered meals, Paddle Georgia t-shirt or other swag, shuttle service, educational programs, Fall Float boat decal, river maps, guide service and lots of good times! Click here for more information and registration.

Check out the route below!