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Paddle to the Picnic: Earlier start time! Island Ford to Morgan Falls Overlook Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Island Ford   Water: Paddle to the Picnic: Earlier start time! Island Ford to Morgan Falls Overlook Park  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 26 2017  1:30 pm >> Sat, Aug 26 2017 5:30 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Jun 8 2017 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Aug 26 2017 12:00 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7 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:12
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Come paddle with us down the Chattahoochee River to the AOC Picnic! We will begin at Island Ford and end at Morgan Falls Overlook Park.  There are a few small ripples at the beginning of the paddle, but then it will be calm the rest of the way. If we have gotten recent rain, the river may be moving faster than normal.  

This will be a BYOB event and will involve a short shuttle. 


Rental Information for spring and summer months only:

High Country Paddle Shack at Morgan Falls Overlook Park



Rentals year-round:

Go With The Flow-Roswell


Required Items to Bring:

Kayak or canoe




Change of clothes in a dry bag

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





Waterproof Camera

Dry Bag

Anything you want for the picnic

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Park Address:

1978 Island Ford Parkway

Sandy Springs, GA 30350

We will meet at the boat launch.  

Coordinates: 33.98689, -84.32356



Bring a change of clothes in a dry bag, just in case you go into the water, or want to change for the picnic. Also, don't forget to register for the picnic and bring what you need for it, if you plan to stay for the picnic!

Note: There is an approx 350 foot walk from the unloading area to the boat ramp at Island Ford (over a grassy area) and an approx 700 foot walk from the dock to the parking lot at Morgan Falls Overlook Park (up a paved, ascending path).   If you have a boat cart, we recommend bringing it.  If not, there will be carts among the group for shared use.  The take-out at Morgan Falls Overlook Park is a dock, and you will need to make a dock exit.  If you are not familiar with this technique, there will be someone who can assist you.

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

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