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.

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.

Check out the paddle route below!

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. Link to registration site coming soon!

Check out the paddle route below!

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. Link to registration page coming soon!

Check out the paddle route below!

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!

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!

Okefenokee-Suwannee River Adventure
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm

Way down upon the Suwannee River is where you’ll find us the second weekend of November when the cypress trees turn golden brown and the drupes of tupelo trees litter the swamp’s blackwater enmasse. It’s really one of the special times to visit the swamp as cooler temperatures transform the swamp foliage and (hopefully!) knock down the mosquito count! On the first day of the journey, we take in an 8-mile run of the swamp through the Suwannee River Narrows and continue past the Suwannee River Sill into the Suwannee River proper. Alligators lurk seemingly around every corner while overhead a host of birds entertain. The scenery, of course, is like nothing else in Georgia. The swamp is, after all, one of the state’s natural wonders! Day two will take us from our campsite at historic Griffis Fish Camp, home of legendary Okefenokee story teller Lem Griffis, down 14 miles of the Suwannee to Fargo. Tent camping is at Griffis, with RV sites available for additional charges. Restrooms with showers are included. Registration fees are expected to range from $205-$355 and include guide and shuttle services, river maps, Paddle Georgia swag, six catered meals, campsites and loads of fun. Click here to learn more and register.

Check out the paddle route below!