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Paddle Lake Rabun

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Lakemont, GA   Water: Paddle Lake Rabun  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 29 2016  10:30 am >> Sat, Oct 29 2016 4:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Oct 20 2016 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 28 2016 9:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Heidi W.
Ray S
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Come on out and join us for a first time AOC paddle on Lake Rabun in Lakemont, GA.

Lake Rabun is a twisty 835-acre reservoir with 25 miles of shoreline located in the Northeastern corner of Georgia in Rabun County. It is the third lake in a six-lake series that follows the original course of the Tallulah River.

The lakes are owned and operated by the Georgia Power Company to generate hydroelectric energy for Atlanta. At one time these lakes were the largest producers of electricity in the state of Georgia. Now, they only provide peak power supply.

Due to the large growth of Atlanta in recent years, Lake Rabun has become a second home to some of the most wealthy and politically connected individuals in the state of Georgia. Although Lake Rabun has experienced a huge housing boom due to leased lots by the Georgia Power Company, most home owners are summer weekend residents. Due to the small size of the lake and strong home owners association, and powerful board members, the lake has resisted many attempts to further commercialize and potentially damage its quaint appeal.

Our itinerary will be as follows:


Depart Indian Trail Park & Ride (please plan to arrive by 8:45am).


Arrive at Lake Rabun Beach Recreation Area and unload boats.


Put-in and paddle 1.25 mi west towards the Dam for Lake Seed.  Return to Recreation Area. (total of approx 2.5 mi)


Lunch at Recreation Area.


Paddle east approximately 2.25 mi. Return to Recreation Area and take-out. (total of approx 4.5 mi)


Depart Lake Rabun Beach Recreation Area and return to Park & Ride.

Please be flexible, if we need to adjust this itinerary as the day progresses.

This paddle is suitable for beginners, but remember that it is flat water, so consistent paddling will be required and wind conditions can effect the level of difficulty.

This is a bring your own boat (kayak or canoe) event and you must be able to obain your own equipment.

Thanks to Ray Steed (PTO) and his wife, Jeanne, for introducing us to this fabulous gem!

NOTE: Lake Rabun Beach Recreation Area has a $4.00 daily vehicle fee.

Required Items to Bring:

Kayak or Canoe





Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Lake Rabun Beach Recreation Area

Address5315 Lake Rabun Rd, Lakemont, GA 30552

meet at boat ramp:


34.754803, -83.479178





Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):160Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $64.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


Restroom facilities are available at Lake Rabun Beach Recreation Area.

This is a bring your own boat (kayak or canoe) event and you must be able to obain your own equipment.

NOTE: Lake Rabun Beach Recreation Area has a $4.00 daily vehicle fee.


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

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