We watch the weather and the Dam release schedules very closely. Sometimes we do have to reschedule. The decision is usually made the night before the trip around 6 pm. It is imperative that you check your email late the night before or first thing in the morning of the trip for any last minute changes.
Cost of the trip is $35 if you have your own boat, $70 if you need a rental boat. CHANGE THE AMOUNT WHEN YOU SIGN UP IF YOU NEED A RENTAL BOAT.
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 1 of 4, we are going to paddle from Settles Bridge Park to Abbotts Bridge Park, a total of 8.5 miles. The water is typically cold and clear in this section and this is prime trout fishing country. On a good day we might sight Bald Eagles or Osprey enjoying a meal of fish!
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 guide for safety.
Personal Flotation Devices (PFD/Life Jackets) are required to be WORN, FULLY FASTENED, at all times. 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. 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.
More details we be emailed to all enrolled prior to the trip.
Questions are always welcome. John Miller[masked]