We usually share the river with very few people, even on holidays. This is beginner/family friendly. Rental boats available.
IF YOU HAVE NEVER PADDLED THIS SECTION OF THE ETOWAH, DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE. THIS SECTION IS ONE OF THE PRETTIEST RIVERS IN GEORGIA.
This 10-mile paddle may be the most scenic and popular paddle on the Etowah River in Bartow County. The paddle path crosses no less than 6 Native American fish weirs and winds beneath riverside bluffs. The highlight is a 0.2 mile rock garden followed by a series of island and shoals. With many places to stop and play, this is a favorite paddle for families. No obstacles exceed Class 1 in difficulty.
We watch the weather and river levels very carefully. The decision to go or cancel due to weather is made the night before at approximately 6:00 pm the night before so check your email for updates the night before and again before you leave your house in the morning.
If you have your own boat the cost of the guided trip is $35.00 per person. If you need a rental boat the cost is $70.00 total for the day and the boat is delivered and picked up for you so it is very convenient. Just put in the appropriate amount when you are prompted to pay. When you sign up, if you need a boat just change the amount to $70.00.
BRING: lunch (no hard sided coolers, soft 6 pack size works fine), plenty of water, a snack/protein bar, and sunscreen.
What to WEAR: water shoes (no flip flops), quick-dry clothing (not cotton or denim), hat (optional),,DRESS FOR THE WEATHER!!!!!
All GLASSES/Sunglasses should be secured by a cord. There is a possibility of loss.
This is not a race. We will be moving slow, playing in eddies, watching for wildlife, etc, etc.
Please arrive at the put in NO LATER than 8:45 am. If you have a boat to unload, you need to be unloaded and ready to shuttle no later than 9:00 am. We will organize our shuttle arrangements at that time and plan on being out of the parking lot between 9:00 and 9:15. We normally get off the river between 4:00 and 5:00.