Snorkel the Hiwassee River!

Join us as we explore the beautiful Hiwassee River with wetsuit, snorkel and mask. The Hiwassee has a wide variety of game & non-game fishes including the beautiful Tangerine Darter, and is also home to a healthy population of Hellbender; America's largest amphibian!.  This river contains more species of fish than the entire Colorado River watershed!!

This trip costs $25. $20 of which goes directly to the Forest Service for rental of a wetsuit, mask and snorkel, along with expert guides provided by the agency. We are tacking on a $5 fee to cover some of our organizational expenses. We will meet at 10am am at the gravel lot across TN30 from the Hiwassee Corner Market. We'll then drive less than 10 minutes to our put-in location.  Please bring a bag lunch, towel, and water shoes (tevas or chacos, or old sneakers) and prepare to be blown away by the underwater world in the Hiwassee.

There is an age limit of 12 imposed by the Forest Service. Children 12 and up are strongly encouraged to attend.

Registration for this outing will open on July 3 at 9 am.

There will be a carpool / caravan from the Chattanooga area leaving the Starbucks at 2217 Hamilton Place Blvd, Chattanooga, TN at 9:00 am. This is off I-75 at exit 5 (Shallowford Road).

 

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  • Johnny A.

    Had a blast today snorkeling with the worst Navy Seal team ever! (that joke was stolen from someone today). Thanks for sharing the pics!

    August 3, 2013

  • Terri P.

    Incredible! :) What a great time with some great folks!

    August 3, 2013

  • Michael S.

    Fantastic experience!

    August 3, 2013

  • Lisa F.

    I had so much fun. The group was amazing. Learning about all the fish from Casper and Jeff was great. I will do this again.

    August 3, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Jeff,
    I will leave Knoxville in the morning and meet up with you at the gravel lot at 10:00.

    August 2, 2013

  • Puspa

    Jeff,
    I wanted to let you know, my guest will not be joining this event. I will be there.
    Puspa

    August 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are looking good for tomorrow! It's gonna be hot, so a perfect day to be in the H2O! Don't forget to bring water shoes, a towel, a bag lunch, and your sense of adventure! Call with any questions.
    Jeff[masked]

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • Lisa F.

    Since I live on Cleveland I will meet you at 10am am at the gravel lot across TN30 from the Hiwassee Corner Market.

    July 31, 2013

  • Terri P.

    I won't join the caravan since I'm coming from Knoxville, but will see you at the gravel lot at 10.

    July 31, 2013

  • Janet

    I plan on bringing my own wetsuit. Do you know which kind they rent out 3mm or 7mm? I have both. Thanks.

    July 29, 2013

  • Puspa

    Jeff,
    My guest needs to be back by 4 p.m. what time this event will be over? she wants to know. Thanks
    Puspa

    July 29, 2013

  • Puspa

    Thanks, will see you on Sat.

    July 28, 2013

  • Puspa

    Jeff,
    I do not have Pal pay account. Can I pay either with credit card or cash on the day?
    Puspa

    July 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Cash is fine Puspa. Just come.

      July 28, 2013

  • Natasha

    Won't be able to make this one. Happy snorkeling! Stay safe.

    July 28, 2013

  • Erin T.

    I will be out of town for a wedding. If any snorkel outings are planned for September, please let me know. Looks like fun!

    July 19, 2013

  • angela a.

    Paypal is giving me a fit and not letting me charge it to either card. Can i work out another payment? I'll glady send you a check.

    June 26, 2013

    • angela a.

      Put the check in the mail today.

      1 · July 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you!

      1 · July 9, 2013

  • Jim P.

    Wish I could sign up for this. I will be in Wisconsin that week. Y'all have fun!

    May 30, 2013

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