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Hollis Q. Lathem Reservoir paddle

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Dawsonville, GA   Water: Hollis Q. Lathem Reservoir paddle  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Mar 19 2017  1:00 pm >> Sun, Mar 19 2017 4:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Mar 16 2017 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Mar 19 2017 12:00 pm
Event Duration:3 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:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


We will be flat-water paddling at Hollis Q. Lathem Reservoir in Dawsonville, GA.

The Reservoir encompasses 334 acres with about 15 miles of shoreline and is surrounded by 150 foot buffer. The lake is located in Cherokee and Dawson Counties; the entrance address is 5436 Cowart Road in Dawsonville, GA 30534.

For some history on the reservoir go to


There is a daily use fee of five ($5) dollars per vehicle, with on site pay box and instructions.  A yearly pass is also available (onsite only during business hours) for $50/year.

Thanks to AOC members Richard and Joanne Roberts for introducing us to this hidden gem!

This paddle is suitable for beginners, but remember that it is flat water, so consistent paddling will be required.  

Here is a map of the approximate route we will be paddling.


Required Items to Bring:

Kayak or Canoe




Change of clothes in a dry bag

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

The address to Hollis Q. Lathem Reservoir is

5436 Cowart Road in Dawsonville, GA 30534.

The coordinates are:

34.355403, -84.255724

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We'll leave it up to you to determine your best route.  If you need some help, feel free to reach out to us.

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