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REGISTRATION & PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page. This is a paid event with payment managed by the trip leader(s) and NOT the AOC. Please read the event description carefully for payment details and instructions.

Chattahoochee River Canoe/Kayak

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Johnson Ferry   Water: Chattahoochee River Canoe/Kayak  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 4 2016  10:00 am >> Sat, Jun 4 2016 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, May 4 2016 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jun 4 2016 8:00 am
Event Duration:5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Grant Brown
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Member Cost:$39.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Let's get on the water in an astonishingly beautiful float that is within a major metropolis!  We will paddle downstream from Johnson Ferry to Paces Mill.  We will stop mid-way for lunch and a swim.

We will be working with Nantahala Outdoor Center's Atlanta operation for this event. This is an easy float and perfect for beginning paddlers.  You can bring your own boat or rent one from them.

For those bringing their own boat:

You will just pay a $7 fee for a shuttle ride back to your car from Paces Mill.  They will shuttle people and boats.  No need to make a reservation, you will pay the fee at the beginning of the trip to NOC.  

If you wish to rent a boat:

You will need to call NOC directly to reserve a boat for that day.  The number is 800-232-7238.  When you call:

1.  Choose the general reservation line in the phone menu

2.  When you speak to the NOC representative you will tell them you wish to reserve a boat for June 4, 2016 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm for the Chattahoochee River.  Put-in is at Johnson Ferry and take-out is at Paces Mill.  You will need to choose your boat from one of the following:  ducky, double ducky, sit-on-top single kayak, or sit-on-top tandem kayak.  

3.  You will need to give them a credit card payment over the phone.  The fee will include your boat, paddle, PFD, and shuttle ride.  The fee will be about $39.

Sorry, tubes and rafts are not allowed due to their slower pace.  

Please no flip flops while boating and no glass allowed on the river.

There is a $3 parking fee at Johnson Ferry if you do not own an annual park pass.  We will meet at Johnson Ferry and return back to there.  No car pool needed!

Hope to see you out on the water!

Required Items to Bring:

PFD if bringing our own boat




sun screen

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

insect repellent

dry bag for personal belongings, phone

towel for after the trip

change of dry clothes if you desire once we get to Paces Mill

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Please use this link to our starting and ending point at Johnson Ferry Trail North.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Member Cost:$39.00/Person
Cost Includes:

-Shuttle service, paddles, and PFD are all included with boat rental.

-BYOB Shuttle service only: $7 per person

Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

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

For those renting boats in advance from NOC, please verify their cancellation policy with them.