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August 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
“Way Down Yonder on the Chattahoochee” Paddle
You’ve heard Alan Jackson’s song, now go paddle the section of river that inspired 1994’s Grammy-award winning “Chattahoochee.” Join Georgia River Network as we participate in Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s 25th anniversary Relay Down the Hooch celebration. The 15-mile paddle route from Chattahoochee Bend State Park to Franklin takes in some of the best of the Chattahoochee shoals, rapids and islands downstream from Atlanta and will include stops at beautiful waterfalls on tributaries that spill into the river in Heard County. Along the way, Chattahoochee River User’s Guide author Joe Cook will regale you with tales of desperate Union soldiers escaping death along this section of river during the Civil War to mid-19th century logging operations at Bushhead Shoals Islands. You’ll be surprised at the beauty and adventure found on this forgotten and recently revived section of the river. This trip is mostly flatwater with several Class I shoals. Bring your own lunch and drinks.
Boat rentals and shuttle service provided by Blue Heron Adventures in Whitesburg.
Rental Fees – Kayaks $30, Tandem Kayaks $50, Canoes $50
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$35 adult/ $10 youth
Meet at Chattahoochee Bend State Park at 8am.