Paddle Trip Descriptions

Descriptions of 2021 Guided Paddle Trips

CLICK HERE to register for a trip.

Registered participants will receive an email outlining the final details prior to each paddle trip.  Typically, participants will meet between 9-10 a.m. on the morning of each paddle trip and be off the water by 4 p.m. although details may change.

July 17—Etowah Paddle from Euharlee Rd to US 411

Where: Etowah River near Euharlee

This 9-mile jaunt from Euharlee to US 411 is arguably the most scenic stretch of the Etowah in Bartow County featuring numerous Native American fish weirs, the Island Ford island complex and a beautiful “rock garden.” Bald eagles and otters have been spotted on this section.

Aug. 21—Calhoun’s Oostanaula Paddle (from 136 to the 156 ramp) 

Where: Oostanaula River near Calhoun 

This 10-mile paddle takes you from the City of Calhoun into the rural countryside of Gordon County, taking in some of the best freshwater mussel habitat on the Oostanaula River.

Sept. 18—Etowah Paddle from Leake Mound Site to Euharlee Rd

Where: Etowah River near Cartersville

This 8-mile journey on the Etowah outside of Cartersville will take paddlers over several Native American fish weirs. We will also pass two very different tributaries – Richland Creek and Raccoon Creek. One has been protected by years of hard work by many partner groups while the other is heavily impacted by a reservoir.

Oct. 20—Harvest Moon Paddle (Night Paddle)

Time: 8-12 p.m.

Where: Coosa River near Rome

Catch the Harvest Moon over the Coosa River on this 6-mile, moonlight paddle from Heritage Park in Downtown Rome to Lock and Dam Park on the Coosa.

Nov. 20—Dawson Forest Paddle on the Etowah

Where: Ga. 9 near Dawsonville

This 8-mile paddle on the Etowah takes you through Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area and past Shoal Creek, the proposed site of a massive dam & reservoir project that would impact flows on the Etowah and habitat for endangered fish species.

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