Mar
16
Sat
Satilla River Adventure
Mar 16 all-day

It’s March, and Spring has sprung on the Satilla River, long before the buds break out in North Georgia. Escape to the warmer confines of South Georgia and explore the beautiful, blackwater Satilla where, in all likelihood, the jasmine and azalea will be showing off along the river banks. This 12-mile day trip runs from U.S. 82 to Deep Bend Landing, a campground nestled along the banks of the river. Expect snow white sandbars, wildlife filled oxbow lakes and mirror-like blackwater reflecting the tupelo-cypress lined river banks. Registration fees range from $35 to $75. Price includes guided trip, shuttle service, river maps…and lots of good times. Canoe and kayak rentals are available for additional fees.  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

Here’s the river route!

Apr
5
Fri
Spring on the St. Marys
Apr 5 @ 2:19 pm – Apr 7 @ 3:19 pm

Georgia’s southern-most river is our destination for this annual rite of spring–a two-day, two-night canoe/kayak camping adventure on the blackwater St. Marys River as it winds along the Georgia-Florida border. The trip includes an optional third day of paddling in the nearby Okefenokee Swamp. Day 1 on the St. Marys will take us on a remote and rarely-visited portion of the river from Murray’s Landing to Traders Hill Landing. Day 2 will venture into the upper reaches of the tidally-influenced portion of the St. Marys, riding from Traders Hill to Camp Pinkney. Originating within the Okefenokee Swamp and known for its snow-white sandbars and mirror-like blackwater, the St. Marys is among Georgia’s most unspoiled and beautiful rivers.

You can also opt to come a day early and join us as we explore a portion of the Okefenokee Swamp noted for its open prairies, carnivorous aquatic plants and, of course, alligators! Camping will be in a grassy meadow beneath ancient live oak trees at historic Traders Hill Campground. Restrooms with showers, a large covered pavilion, catered meals and nightly educational programs round out the experience.

Registration fees range from $225-$375 and include camping, catered meals, educational programs, guided trips, shuttle service, river maps, Spring on the St. Marys t-shirt or other Georgia River Network swag, and loads of good times. Canoe and kayak rentals are available for additional costs. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

Check out the two-day route below!

May
4
Sat
Ocmulgee River Adventure Weekend
May 4 @ 8:00 am – May 5 @ 4:00 pm

The Ocmulgee River Water Trail and the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park (potentially soon to become Georgia’s first national park and the first national park in the nation co-managed by a removed native tribe–the Muscogee Nation) are the destinations for this two-day adventure in Macon-Bibb County. Hint: It’s more than just a paddle trip. While you’ll explore the Ocmulgee River from Pope’s Ferry to downtown Macon over two days of paddling, you’ll also visit the ancient Ocmulgee Mounds and learn its history from current citizens of the Muscogee Nation. You’ll also have the opportunity, on your own and through group tours, to sample all the Macon has to offer–from a host of craft breweries in downtown to historic Rose Hill Cemetery and the Big House Allman Brothers Band Museum.

Day 1 we’ll take a short four-mile paddle from Amerson Park to downtown Macon, providing time for a visit to the Ocmulgee Mounds and other Macon attractions. Day 2 we’ll explore a 10-mile section of the river from Popes Ferry to Amerson Park filled with playful shoals and beautiful scenery. Unlike Georgia River Network’s typical weekend trips, you’ll be on your own for securing your lodging and meals. We’ll provide the logistical planning, river guide service, shuttle service and educational programs. Registration range from $70-$150. Canoe and kayak rentals are available for additional charges.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

Check out the paddle route below!

Jun
1
Sat
Etowah River Adventure
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Head back in time on this favorite paddle route through the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area. Back in time because you’ll travel a route through wild, undisturbed forest that, strangely enough, once was home to the Georgia Nuclear Aircraft Laboratory–a Cold War-era facility that performed numerous experiments on the effects of radiation as workers there also attempted to build a nuclear-powered airplane. Needless to say, the effort was a bust, but remnants of the old facility remain hidden in the forest and are visible at abandoned railroad bridges over the river that once serviced the lab. The 9-mile route features intimate paddling down a shaded path. Flatwater paddling is interrupted on occasion by small shoals, including the the double ledge fun at Radioactive Rapid. Mid-trip, you can stop for lunch at a picturesque “Barefoot Falls,” a tumbling waterfall on a small, unnamed tributary of the river. Registration fees range from $35-$75 and include guide services, shuttles 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!

Jun
15
Sat
Paddle Georgia 2024
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm

The largest week-long, canoe-kayak camping adventure in the country returns to the Altamaha River, site of our endlessly fun Paddle Georgia 2012 that took us down nearly the length of Georgia’s largest river from near Baxley to Darien. This year’s seven-day adventure will go beyond just the Altamaha as our route will begin on the Oconee River, take in the mighty “Forks” where the Oconee and Ocmulgee collide to form the Altamaha and include an excursion on the beautiful, blackwater Ohoopee. We’ll finish the epic 107-mile journey by winding through the Altamaha Delta along Rifle Cut and Darien Creek to the historic coastal town of Darien where we’ll celebrate the completion of our journey with a feast of the coast’s bounty. Registration fees are expected to range from $25-$475 with discounts for families and young adults. Don’t want to do all seven days? No problem. 2-Day and other multi-day packages will be offered. Registration fees include campsites, shuttle services, educational programs, river maps, Paddle Georgia t-shirt or other Georgia River Network swag, Paddle Georgia boat decal and guide services. Meal plans (all meals will be catered) can be purchased for additional fees.

Check out the Paddle Georgia 2024 route below.

Jun
21
Fri
GRN ACA L2/L3 River Kayaking Instructor Upgrade/Update
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm
Jul
27
Sat
Toccoa River Adventure
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Head for the mountains and the Toccoa River Water Trail for a rousing ride on Class I-II rapids as we follow this North Georgia stream on its course through portions of the Chattahoochee National Forest. The 5-mile run is a good training ground for novice whitewater paddlers and play place for more experienced boaters. Registration fees range from $35-$70 and include guide and shuttle services, river maps, helmets (if you don’t have your own…helmets are required on this section of river) and good times! Canoe and kayak rentals available for additional fees.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

Check out the paddle route below!

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
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!

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!