Withlacoochee and Suwannee Rivers

June 15-21, 2019

Registration for Paddle Georgia 2019 began Feb. 7.


To add yourself to the email list for information about Paddle Georgia, click below:

PADDLE GEORGIA Registration 2019 Information


Thru-Paddler 2019 Registration Fees:

$425 Adults
$230 Children (8-17)
$30 Children (7 & under)

PADDLE GEORGIA LITE 2019 Information
(June 15-16 or June 20-21)

Paddle Georgia Lite is our abbreviated trip for just the first two days (June 15-16) on the Withlacoochee River or the last two days (June 20-21) on the Suwannee River. of Paddle Georgia. Paddle Lite spaces will be available based on the number of registered thru-paddlers. 

Lite-Paddler 2019 Registration Fees:

$120 Adults
$70 Children (8-17)
$15 Children (7 & under)

ACA Member Discount

If you are an American Canoe Association** member you may present your ACA card during registration on June 14 or 15 to receive a $5 rebate on your registration fee. To become an ACA member visit A year’s membership in Georgia River Network is included in all registration fees.


* If requested, registration fees will be refunded to all paddlers who generate more than $850 in Canoe-A-Thon pledges to support river protection in Georgia. Prizes will be awarded to participants generating the most Canoe-A-Thon pledges, and the top fundraisers will receive priority registration status for Paddle Georgia 2020. Click here to read more about Canoe-A-Thon and to download a Canoe-A-Thon Pledge sheet.

Meal Registration

$250 includes breakfast and lunch for seven days and dinner for eight days, including Kick Off Day Feast and Journey’s End Feast. Participants may also select their meals by type during registration.

Expect hot and hearty fare with vegetarian options for breakfast and dinner. Sack lunches include sandwiches (several choices each day), chips, fruit and dessert. All participants will choose their lunch sandwiches via the Paddle Georgia registration forms. 

Coffee and breakfast tea are not included. Paddle Georgia sponsor Cafe Campesino will accompany the trip, providing coffee, teas and other treats in the morning and evening. 

Once You Have Registered:

1. In April, you will receive via e-mail (unless regular mail is requested) a packet of essential trip information including information about shuttle services, meals, campsites, and a liability waiver form. This packet will also be posted on the Paddle GA Home Page. Be sure to sign your waivers:

Adult 2019 Online Waiver
Minor 2019 Online Waiver

2. Start raising money for Canoe-A-Thon. Get started by visiting First Giving.

Paddle Georgia Policies:

For your safety and the safety of others.

  1. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed.
  2. All participants must attend the pre-launch safety briefing. Participants must adhere to the safety guidelines presented.
  3. Participants must wear a properly fitted U.S. Coast Guard approved personal floatation device at all times on the river.
  4. Participants under age 18 are the responsibility of, and must be accompanied by, a parent or guardian.
  5. Sorry, no pets allowed.
  6. All participants must sign a Medical and Emergency Contact Information sheet and a Waiver of Claims and Release of Liability form. Parents must sign for children under the age of 18. (These forms will be sent in the info. packet.)
  7. Person-powered watercraft only.
  8. All participants must respect private property along the river.
  9. All participants must have basic paddling skills and be capable of self-rescue in the water.
  10. No more than 2 children under the age of 12 per adult guardian.
  11. Georgia River Network is not responsible for any personal property that may be lost, damaged, or stolen during the trip.
  12. All participants, especially small children, must have a designated seat in the vessel in which they are traveling.
  13. No firearms are permitted on the trip.

Violations of these policies can result in the participant being removed from the event without refund.

Refund Policy

Changes can be made to Kick Off and Trip’s End shuttle, meals, and merchandise through May 31. Any registration cancellations made prior to June 1, will incur a 10% processing fee. As of June 1, no refunds will be granted.

I have made once a year friends that I enjoy seeing every June!

~ Laurel Sybilrud

Georgia River Network

126 South Milledge Avenue, Suite E3, Athens, Georgia 30605 | (706) 549-4508 (phone) | (706) 549-7791 (fax) |