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Paddle the CRNRA Park in 4 parts,,,, Part Four, 8.5 miles
Cost of the trip is $35 if you have your own boat, $70 if you need a rental. Just change the price when you register. This is a beginner friendly trip. Rental boats available. ************************************************************************************ The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) is, in my opinion, one of the best kept secrets in Atlanta. Yes, a lot of people do visit it, but many, many more just drive over the Hooch and ignore it. I am from Atlanta and was guilty of that for the first 55 years of my life. Once I finally visited the river and experienced her first hand in a kayak I fell in love. I am doing my best to introduce people to this hidden jewel in a fun and safe way. (This from the official CRNRA website) An Ancient River in a Modern City Today the river valley attracts us for so many reasons. Take a solitary walk to enjoy nature’s display, raft leisurely through the rocky shoals with friends, fish the misty waters as the sun comes up, or have a picnic on a Sunday afternoon. Get Outdoors and experience your Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area as you have never done before. The park is spread over a 48 mile section of the Chattahoochee River and consists of the river and 15 land units beginning downstream from Buford Dam at Lake Lanier and ending at Peachtree Creek in metro Atlanta. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) is rich in natural and human history, each influenced by the river's pervasive force. Usually clear, cold, and slow moving, the river sometimes plunges as a muddy torrent through its rockbound shoals. For centuries people have been drawn to the river for a source of water, food, and transportation, and in more recent times for power to sustain the mills, factories, and homes built along its banks. Enough of the government propaganda, this is from me. The park is one of the greatest treasures we have in the Atlanta area so come on out and visit it first hand. We are going to tour the park one section at a time broken down into manageable sections. In this trip, PART 4 of 4, we are going to paddle from Morgan Falls Dam to CRNRA Paces Mill, the last boat take out in the park. A total of 8.5 miles. There are 4 more miles in the park but no place to take out past this ramp.. This section starts off below the dam. Google Morgan Falls Dam for some very interesting history. The first few miles are flat and calm with a very good chance of seeing some muskrats. There is a very small rapid, Cochran Shoals, before our lunch stop at CRNRA Cochran Shoals. After we pass 285 we will be in the best rapids in the Park. They are all class 1 but a lot of fun. We will be paddling slow and enjoying the peace and quite. We will see some more big homes and some pretty impressive rock cliffs. We will pass the famous JUMP OFF ROCK if you decide you want some action photos! WE always have time for those who want to jump! Each of these trips will have a primary guide who is a certified Kayak Instructor as well as Swift Water Rescue and Wilderness First Air certified. There will be a minimum of 1 additional guides for safety. Personal Flotation Devices (PFD/Life Jackets) are required to be worn at all times fully fastened. If this is a problem, then do not sign up for these trips. If you have your own equipment the cost of this trip is $35.00. If you need to rent a boat, the cost of the trip is $70.00. If you need a rental, CHANGE THE AMOUNT FROM $35.00 TO $70.00 WHEN PROMPTED TO PAY. A boat, PFD and paddle will be delivered and picked up so you do not have to worry about transport. Rental boats are limited so sign up early if you need a boat. Once everyone checks in we organize a "self shuttle". That means ALL vehicles are moved to the takeout. We then use the minimum number of cars to take everyone back to the boats. At the end of the day everyone with their own boat will have their car at the takeout, the drivers will be transported back to their cars. These trips are usually over between 4 and 5:00 pm. More details we be emailed to all enrolled prior to the trip. Questions are always welcome. John Miller[masked]

Morgan Falls Overlook Park

200 Morgan Falls Rd · Sandy Springs

Respond by: 9/22/2018

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)

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

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