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Canoe Chestatee River

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Appalachian Outfitters
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 24 2004  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 9 2004 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Trip Leader(s):

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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:25
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 22 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Beginner (Class I)

The Chestatee River was once home to the Cherokee. When gold-hungry settlers came, they were forced west of the river, then marched on the infamous Trail of Tears. After the gold-rush, the river was returned to nature, once again. Today, a float along the rivers quiet beauty is a pleasant break from the frantic pace of everyday life. The trip downstream from our Outpost is our most popular trip, especially for first time canoers and kayakers, families and large groups. There are several fun but gentle rapids and great scenery. Something for everyone!

We will be canoeing about 6 miles which should take approximately 2 ½ hours. Highlights include remote and beautiful scenery and wildlife such as wood duck, great blue heron, beaver, deer, otter, osprey, turtles and turtles!

We may stop for a bite to eat afterwards.

Required Items to Bring:
On the river wear clothing you dont mind getting wet or dirty. Bring a change of clothes for after your trip.
Wear something on your feet for protection - old running shoes, sandals or river shoes - NOT flip-flops!

Dress according to the weather. Shorts, bathing suit and t-shirts are great for hot days and wind breakers, wool or nylon shirts for cool days.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Food or snacks in unbreakable containers.
Bring plenty to drink on hot days
sunglasses (with keeper cords)
change of clothes for ride home
waterproof camera
small cooler to attach to canoe (with bungee cords) Do not bring:

Alcoholic beverages.
Large coolers, styrofoam coolers, glass bottles.
Radios, non-waterproof cameras.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Dahlonega, GA 10:45 am at Appalachian Outfitters Take GA Hwy 400 North until it ends (a one hour drive from I-285) Turn left onto GA Hwy 60 (towards Dahlonega) Our Canoe Outpost is 3.5 miles on the left, turn in at the sign that reads River Trips


Are Dogs Permitted? According to the website, dogs are allowed. However, you must have the approval of the trip leader PRIOR to bringing your dog on the trip. We will limit the number of dogs that are allowed on the river. Additionally, your dog must be able to swim or has his own flotation device. It is required that all dogs be well behaved and their owners are in control of them at all times.

Will this event occur rain or shine? yes

Contact info for organizer for day of event: Contact information will be emailed the week prior to the event.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:Deposit of $10 within 10 days of sign up in order to hold your spot, balance due by April 9.

Share a canoe or kayak - $25.00 per person
Kayak for one $30.00
Includes paddles, lifejackets, and return shuttle.
Your own Canoe or Kayak $10.00
$5.00 any additional craft.

Cancellation policy: Cancellation prior to 04/01/04 will receive full refund minus any paypal fees incurred. After 04/01/04, and prior to 4/9, will forfeit deposit. After 4/9/04, there will be no refunds.

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