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.

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Check out the paddle route below!

May
5
Sun
Intro to Kayaking
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
May
11
Sat
Paddle Georgia Safety Team Certification – PSF-Kayak Class May 11
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Paddle Georgia Safety Team Certification - PSF-Kayak Class May 11 @ Lake Allatoona

INVITATION ONLY

This class is available by invitation only to experienced Paddle Georgia paddlers to allow them to become ACA certified Paddlesports Safety Facilitators for Kayak. Contact Andrea White or Joe Cook for more information.
Andrea@GArivers.org
Joe@GArivers.org

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. 

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Check out the paddle route below!

Jun
15
Sat
Paddle Georgia Primer – a class just for Paddle Georgia participants
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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
13
Sat
Intro to River Kayaking
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jul
20
Sat
Intro to Kayaking
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 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!