Paddle Morgan Falls Dam to Paces Mill - Sat, Jun 18 2016

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Paddle Morgan Falls Dam to Paces Mill

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Morgan Fall's to Paces Mill   Water: Paddle Morgan Falls Dam to Paces Mill  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 18 2016  8:00 am >> Sat, Jun 18 2016 1:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Jun 13 2016 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jun 17 2016 9:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:9 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Thomas W.
Heidi W.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Come join us for a paddle down the Hooch.  We'll meet by the boat ramp at the end of Morgan Falls Rd, by the Sandy Springs dog park (just below the dam). We'll drop our boats and shuttle cars to the take out at Paces Mill Park (aka West Palisades).  Please be on time, as this shuttle will be 45 minutes round trip, and we want to be on the water as close to 9 a.m. as possible.

2.5 miles into our paddle we will pass the Johnson Unit CRNRA, on the right; this is another popular put-in location and also offers some nice hiking trails. After another 2.5 miles, we will reach the Cochran Shoals Unit CRNRA, another popular hiking and biking area.  An additional 1.5 miles later, we will arrive at the Powers Island CRNRA, on the left. Here we will stop briefly to have a quick snack.  After leaving Powers Island, we will pass under I-285 and begin the Palisades Unit CRNRA on the left.   After the final 2.5 miles, we will reach the take-out at the Paces Mill Unit CRNRA, on the right.

This is a BYOB (bring your own boat) event.  See notes below for rental information.


Required Items to Bring:

Kayak or canoe




Recommended Items to Bring:
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Change of clothes 

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Put-in coordinates:

33.965459, -84.382157

Take-out coordinates:

33.870354, -84.452505


Information on boat rentals: idpage=3



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