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.
Check out the paddle route below!