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Paddle Island Ford to Morgan Falls Dam

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Island Ford   Water: Paddle Island Ford to Morgan Falls Dam  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 2 2016  9:00 am >> Sat, Apr 2 2016 1:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Mar 27 2016 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 1 2016 9:00 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Heidi W.
Thomas W.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Come paddle with us down the Chattahoochee River!  We will begin at Island Ford and end at Morgan Falls Overlook Park, after a short excursion to Morgan Falls Dam.  There are a few small ripples at the beginning of the paddle, but then it will be calm the rest of the way. If we have gotten recent rain, the river may be moving faster than normal.  If the water is high enough we may take another excursion along the way into a beautiful hidden cove that we recently discovered.

This will be a BYOB event and will involve a short shuttle.

Rental Information for spring and summer months only:



Rentals start at $25 per hour, or $55 for the day. If you decide to rent, please contact the outfitter prior to the event to reserve a boat.  

Rentals year round: idpage=3


Required Items to Bring:

Kayak or canoe




Change of clothes in a dry bag

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Waterproof Camera

Dry Bag

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Park Address:

1978 Island Ford Parkway

Sandy Springs, GA 30350

We will meet at the boat launch.  

Coordinates: 33.98689, -84.32356



Remember to dress for the water, not the weather.  Bring a change of clothes in a dry bag, just in case you go into the water. The water is very cold!

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