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Georgia River Network
Annual Georgia River Challenges

CONGRATS 2012 Finishers!

GRN Presents the 2013 Georgia River Challenge:

~ Take 13 People Paddling in 2013 ~

Share the joy of paddling Georgia’s rivers with friends and family who otherwise would not go on their own!

Georgia River Network is encouraging river lovers to celebrate Georgia’s rivers – from wild places to urban waterways – by taking 13 people paddling in 2013 who might not otherwise go on their own. Set your New Year’s resolution to get outside, get active and get to know your home state with friends and family. Georgia’s rivers offer a variety of experiences including family friendly afternoon paddles, riverside hikes, exciting whitewater and blackwater experiences.

The goal of this year’s ‘Take 13 People Paddling in 2013’ challenge is to promote Georgia’s growing water trail movement and send more people to the Georgia Water Trails Website to identify water trails to paddle, locate outfitters, find organized paddling trips or plan their own trip with friends and family who have little to know paddling experience.


To join the list of paddlers participating, just send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and address to sign up.

When you have successfully completed the challenge by taking 13 people paddling on Georgia’s rivers, who otherwise would not go on their own, send in documentation about your trip including photos, stories, videos and/or poems about the rivers you explored and with whom.

Send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to Georgia River Network, 126 South Milledge Ave. Suite E3, Athens, GA 30605. GRN will send you a sticker for your boat.

GRN reserves the right to reprint and reuse any documentation submitted. Georgia River Network’s Water Trails Website can help you find outfitters, events, organized trips, resources and a list of Georgia Water Trails to plan your own adventure.

Congratulations to the 12 in 2012 Challenge Finishers!

Every year Georgia River Network devises a new challenge for Georgians and beyond and 2012 was the year to paddle 12 different Georgia rivers! Over 60 people took on the challenge initially. While not every person finished and not every river below fits the exact criteria established, it's more about just getting out on the water and paddling, paddling, paddling.
Congratulations to the individuals who completed the challenge!
If you click on the links below you will be directed to their rivers, stories, blogs and photos. Enjoy!

  Kyle & Andrea Camp                                        Joe Cook


 Gerry Cowart                                                     Allison Hughes


  April Ingle                                                          Anne Ledbetter


 Bobby Marie                                                       Lonny & Rhonda Martin


 Suzi Parron                                                         Patrick Phelps


Mary Siceloff & Liz Williams                                 Glen Smith


Current River Issues
At Georgia River Network, we envision a clean water future for Georgia. Find out about the issues we're working on now to make this dream a reality. Learn about it here.
Water Trails
Our Water Trails Clearinghouse is designed to help you find great places to paddle in Georgia and also to give you the tools to create paddling opportunities in your community. Learn more here.
Paddle Georgia
Paddle Georgia is a 7 day trip on a different river each June. Be sure to sign up for the Paddle Georgia newsletter to stay in touch with the going on! Visit the official Paddle Georgia website or our YouTube channel to learn more.