Apr
8
Fri
Ohoopee River Adventure
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 10 @ 5:00 pm

On this weekend adventure, we’ll spend two days paddling some 20 miles of the Ohoopee from Ga. 152 to James Tolar Road. The intimate Ohoopee is a blackwater river that at low water winds between white sandbars and at high water spreads into beautiful river bottom swamp forest and backwater sloughs. Camping will be at Ohoopee River Campground with tent camping and limited indoor bunk accommodations available. Each night we will gathered for catered meals, education programs and fellowship.

Registration fees ranging from $200-$355 include campsite/indoor accommodations, six catered meals, shuttle and guide service, Paddle Georgia swag and decal and river maps.

Click here to learn more and register.

Apr
14
Thu
Kayak Fishing Trip Planning 101
Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Kayak Fishing Trip Planning 101 @ Georgia River Network's Facebook Page

Kayak Fishing Trip Planning 101

Learn how the experts fish Georgia’s rivers

Take your kayak fishing trips to the next level! Tune in to Georgia River Network’s Facebook Page (@georgiarivernetwork) at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 to learn top tips from kayak fishing experts Nick Adams, Georgia Kayak Fishing board member, and Miriam Thomas, Vibe Kayaks retail manager. 

You will learn what to think about when planning your next kayak fishing trip, favorite river spots for fishing, how to find equipment, key safety considerations and trip planning tools. This webinar is LIVE, meaning participants will be able to view and answer audience questions in real time!

So head over to Georgia River Network’s Facebook Page and give it a follow and we will see you on April 14 for Kayak Fishing Trip Planning 101!

Helpful Links:

Georgia River Network’s Georgia River Guide mobile app: https://garivers.org/georgiariverguide/

Georgia River Network’s river user guide book series authored by Joe Cook: https://garivers.org/guidebooks/

Join the Georgia Kayak Fishing community: https://www.georgiakayakfishing.com/

Check out Vibe Kayaks’ latest kayak fishing gear: https://vibekayaks.com/

May
1
Sun
Intro to Kayaking
May 1 @ 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!

May
6
Fri
Yellow/Alcovy River Adventure
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – May 8 @ 5:00 pm

This two-day, two-night paddle camping adventure features excursions on headwater streams of the Ocmulgee River–the gentle Yellow River as it flows into this historic mill village of Porterdale and the shoal-filled Alcovy as it winds through Newton County en route to Jackson Lake. The two routes will cover a total distance of about 16 miles. The Yellow features flatwater while the Alcovy features numerous Class I shoals. The event features special activities for “kids of all ages.” 

We’ll camp at historic Salem Campground, site of the annual Salem Campmeeting which has been held annually since the 1820s and evening programs will include tours of this historic structures at the campground and programs about this unique institution.  Participants can choose between rooms in the campground’s historic hotel or tent camping. RV sites are also available.

Full weekend registration fees include campsite/accommodations, shuttle and guide services, educational programs, Paddle Georgia swag and decal and river maps. Participants may also choose to join us only for the paddle portion of the weekend by registering for a day trip on the Yellow or a day trip on the Alcovy. 

Click here to learn more and register.

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. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER!

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

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER!

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.

 

Click here to learn more & register!

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.

Click here to learn more and register.