What we're about

Our group is for people who are interested in learning how to kayak but just do not know where to start. And for people who have a little experience but want to improve and get on the water more.

No boat? No problem, we have them. All necessary equipment is part of our package, We offer classes taught by American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instructors with an emphasis on having fun while staying safe. Our sessions are not in a class room but are taught under the trees and on the river in your own personal floating work station. (a kayak of course)

We also guide fun adventure trips on southern water ways. All trips are lead by certified guides.

There is no age limitation on this sport, people are kayaking across the country and around the world from age 4 to 80! We will also be offering guided trips on various rivers throughout the year for folks who do not have boats or who just do not feel ready to paddle on their own.

Thank you,

John Miller

Upcoming events (5)

Brews, Boats and Bands for Rivers, (Georgia River Networks)

Pontoon Brewing Company

Please respond on here so we know where you heard about the event but YOUR MUST GO TO : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brews-boats-bands-for-better-rivers-tickets-89773451811?fbclid=IwAR0Wtd649EFP7oDQHxBdZ1_5OY17X0VCkAcHiZjQDgONYAOCcjKDan26DB0 purchase tickets. I hope to see our entire river family there!!! Celebrate World Water Day with Georgia River Network at Brews, Boats and Bands for Better Rivers, Sunday, June 14, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. We're raising our mugs to toast our supporters and clean water at Pontoon Brewing, our presenting sponsor located at 8601 Dunwoody Place, Building 500, Suite 500, Sandy Springs, GA 30350. Pontoon's family friendly venue offers free parking and allows friendly dogs. Purchase Advance Tickets: $30 per adult, $15 per child. Adult Tickets include one chance to win Outside World Outfitter's kayak raffle, live music by Rob Jordan and friends, 2 brew tickets, your choice of cuisine with beverage from gourmet food trucks, a silent auction featuring great gear and Outside World Outfitter's Boat Demo all while you party with river lovers! Extra Raffle Tickets may be purchased when you buy your event tickets online for $10/each or 6 for $50, you MUST be present at the event to win this raffle! Boat to be raffled is a Nucanoe Flint in the Nuclear green color which retails for $999. This boat is an excellent choice for fishermen or regular recreational boaters and has the ability to be outfitted however the owner wants. Family-friendly event: kids and friendly dogs welcome! This event is an opportunity to come together to: 🍺 - Hear about the issues that face all of the rivers in Georgia 🍺 - Talk to members of Georgia’s many paddling groups 🍺 - Meet the staff and board of Georgia River Network as well as new paddling friends 🍺 - Learn about boats, boards, and equipment from other paddlers and knowledgeable outfitters 🍺 - Tour Pontoon Brewing and learn how important water is to the process 🍺 - Have a chance to win some cool door prizes and bid on some awesome silent auction items For more information and registration visit: https://garivers.org/brews-boats-and-bands HUGE THANKS to our AUCTION SPONSORS: Atlanta Contemporary, Publix, The Rain Barrel Depot, Recreational Equipment Incorporated (REI), Atlanta Fly Fishing School, Salud Cooking School Johns Creek, American Spirit Works, Atlanta History Center, Fernbank Museum, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia Swarm Lacrosse, Zoo Atlanta, Art Farm at Serenbe, Center for Puppetry Arts, Chattahoochee Nature Center, Booth Western Art Museum, Pikes Nurseries, Stone Summit Climbing and Fitness Center, Tellus Science Museum, Blue Heron Glass Art, Broad River Outpost, Altamaha Coastal Tours, Jim Fountain & Debbie Fountain, Bonny Putney, and Lynn Morgan McIntyre!

Paddle Georgia 2020

Camp Thunder - Boy Scouts of America

Join Georgia River Network and Flint Riverkeeper June 20-27 for a 7-day paddle trip on the Flint River (2-day options also available). The trip features nightly camping, catered meals and the chance to explore, relax, and learn about rivers. This adventure is open to paddlers of all skill levels and ages. Our route on the Flint is one of the premier paddling destinations in Georgia. Nowhere else in Georgia can you get the scenery and landscape along a river that you find in the Pine Mountain and Sprewell Bluff areas. Lively Class I shoals, the haunts of the world-famous shoal bass and lesser-known Halloween darter, are frequent for the first four days of the journey followed by three days of flatwater, Coastal Plain paddling. The trip features one short portage around Class III Yellow Jacket Shoals. We’ll have three campsites: Camp Thunder, a Boy Scouts of America Flint River Council facility, is where you can tent camp or rent private platform tents with mattresses. The camp features an air-conditioned dining hall, where we’ll have breakfasts, and a beautiful open-air pavilion, where we will serve dinner and hold evening programs. Our second campsite is Taylor County High School in Butler, which is small-town Georgia at its best. The school is within walking distance of downtown, with restaurants, grocery stores, and more. Tent camping will be on lawns surrounding the school and on the school’s athletic practice field. Indoor “camping” will be available in the school gymnasium. Our final night, for those who choose to stay overnight, is Oglethorpe City Park with tent camping in the park and indoor camping at an adjacent gymnasium. This will be the site of our River’s End Celebration with live music, a fish fry from Flint Riverkeeper, games, the Vibe Kayak Ducky Derby, and more. The event will run from Saturday to Saturday in 2020. Our kick-off day will be Saturday, June 20, with our first day of paddling on Sunday, June 21, with our last day of paddling on Saturday, June 27. This should help participants who want to avoid taking an extra day off work to arrive for kick-off day activities on Friday. As in previous years, two Paddle Lite options are available: June 21-22 and June 26-27. And, through special shuttle services, paddlers will, for a small fee, be able to easily shuttle their vehicles from campsite to campsite. Thru-Paddler Options for those Registering For All 7 Days Adult: $425.00 Youth: $230.00 Children: $30.00 Sponsor: $0.00 Paddle Lite Options For Those Registering for the First Two or Last Two Days Adult: $120.00 Youth: $70.00 Children: $10.00 Sponsor: $0.00 (Special options included for Sponsors, Staff, Legislators, Professionals, Youth, & Teachers) For more information and registration visit https://garivers.org/paddle-georgia

Sweep the Hooch, MASSIVE ANNUAL CLEANUP Sat April 4th

Chattahoochee River

Every year the Chattahoochee River Keeper (CRK) coordinates hundreds of volunteers that pick up several TONS,,,,,YES, TONS of trash from the river and the parks along the river. Volunteers are walkers, waders or paddlers I will be the Paddle Team Leader for the section of the river from Powers Island to Paces Mill. I need a solid team of paddlers to help me clean this very "loved" section of the park. You can respond on here that you want to help but you must go to: https://chattahoochee.org/cleanups/ to register. Once you register there you will receive any needed information. VERY IMPORTANT. PUT THIS ON YOUR CALENDAR BUT YOU CANNOT REGISTER ON THE CRK SITE UNTIL FRIDAY THE 14th. There is a cutoff limit for each section so enroll early Friday to make sure you get the section you want. You do not have to paddle with me. You can work on one of many sites. You pick your site when you register on the CRK site. Remember, you can walk, wade or paddle. We try to get the trash before it makes it to the waterways. PLEASE, PLEASE come out and help with this great cause. Happy paddling, John Miller[masked]

September on the Satilla

Satilla Lodge

Join Georgia River Network and Satilla Riverkeeper for September on the Satilla - the ultimate south Georgia river adventure. U.S. Center for Disease Control recommended the cancellation of all events that involve 50 or more people. Thus, to do our part in helping alleviate this global healthcare crisis, we have rescheduled the event for Sept. 4-6, Labor Day weekend. We will gather on the evening of Friday, Sept. 4 and complete our paddle on the afternoon of Sept. 6. While we will miss the wild azalea blooms of the spring, it will be warm enough to enjoy refreshing dips! For two nights, you’ll tent camp atop Long Bluff at the rustic Satilla Lodge. For two days, you’ll paddle nearly 21 miles of this blackwater gem, where moss-draped cypress and tupelo crowd the banks and where it seems oxbow lakes and sloughs radiate from every bend. Educational programs, catered meals, campfires, and camaraderie round out a weekend of leisurely paddling and first-rate camping. Cost varies by age: $235 for adults, $185 for children 8-17-years-old, and $120 for children 7 & under. Your Spring on the Satilla registration includes all meals, shuttle services, and campsites as well as a T-shirt, boat decals, maps and river descriptions, a year-long membership to Georgia River Network, entertainment, activities, and educational programs. We’ll enjoy locally brewed Brackyard Ale provided by the Brackish Beer Company during our Saturday meal and camp. It’ll be the perfect pairing for the low-country boil that evening! Check-in at Satilla Lodge on Sept. 4: 2-8 p.m./ Sept. 6: 7-8:00 a.m. For more information and registration visit https://garivers.org/spring-on-the-satilla We hope you will be able to join us for this re-scheduled version of September on the Satilla! Kayak Raffle The Spring on the Satilla kayak raffle will also be postponed until our September date. If you've already purchased tickets, no worries! Your tickets will remain in the hat for the drawing. You can continue to purchase tickets at https://www.satillariverkeeper.org/spring-on-

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