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Beat the heat - Kayaking on the Etowah (Allatoona Dam to Floyds Landing)

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Allatoona Dam - Riverside Park   Water: Beat the heat - Kayaking on the Etowah (Allatoona Dam to Floyds Landing)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 15 2015  8:00 am >> Sat, Aug 15 2015 4:30 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Aug 7 2015 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 14 2015 7:00 pm
Event Duration:8 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:10.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Paula Schubert
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No



 Come paddle with us on one of the coolest sections of the Etowah River. Ok, well your TL's think it's cool. :-)

Our flatwater paddle will begin at the bottom of Allatoona Dam. We'll meet, drop gear/boats, run a car shuttle, and at the end of the day take out at Floyds Landing. In the past we've taken out more than a few miles downstream, but this time, we are planning to paddle and play the day away.

We'll be paddling by and playing in some pretty cool sites along this section of the Etowah.
- You'll paddle by large stone pilings early on in the trip, which are what is left of the Western and Atlantic Rail Road bridge that was burned and rebuilt over 6 times.
- We'll portage around the Thompson Wienman dam that was used for electrical generation in the early 1900's. After the portage, we'll stop and play if the water is not too high. :)
- You'll see numerous remnants of the old fishing weirs in the river. Plan to swim/play in a few of the rapids. :)
- We are going to be stopping at the Etowah Indian Mounds for lunch and exploring the park.


Required Items to Bring:

Kayak or Canoe (No rafts/blow up pool toys will be acceptible as your main transportation down the river)
Water/beverage (No glass on the river)
Water/River shoes or footware you don’t mind getting wet or dirty

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Dry Bag
Change of clothes

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Riverside Day use Area at Allatoona Dam

We'll be putting in at the parking lot to the left just past the restrooms.

34.162065, -84.737712

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 Here's a snippit of what the parking area looks like


This event is rain or shine, but we will not paddle in severe weather. Your TL's will watch weather as it gets closer to the event.

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.