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GA Park Paddlers Club Series - Paddle 5 Reed Bingham State Park
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Nov 19 2017 1:00 pm >> Sun, Nov 19 2017 5:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Nov 2 2017 12:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Nov 16 2017 6:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||4 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate (Exploratory)|
|Trip Leader(s):||Jerry K|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||2|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.
Your TL's are experienced paddlers and enjoy planning and experiencing areas outside of metro Atlanta. Both have kicked around the idea and 2017 is the year we get the shirt offered by GA State Parks.
Join us for our quest to earn the coveted Park Paddlers Club T Shirt! The GA State Park system has identified 6 waterways, 22 miles total, at various locations around the state, that comprise the Park Paddler Club. These parks are Chattahoochee Bend, Crooked River, George L Smith, Reed Bingham, Stephen Foster, and Sweetwater Creek. If you’re familiar with the Canyon Climbers Club or Muddy Spokes Club, this is the same idea. We will be scheduling various paddles/camping events based on locations and weather throughout the year. The official number is 22 miles, we see this as a minimum and intend on doing much more dependent on parks and conditions.
How it works: You purchase a Park Paddlers Club card ($10) from a ranger station at any participating park or online at http://gastateparks.org/ParkPaddlers then visit each park and paddle the specified waterway and minimum length. The ranger will then stamp your card. Once all 6 stamps are collected, you send the card in and receive a Paddlers Club T-shirt by mail.
At each event all paddlers will be expected to have their own boats and equipment and be able to paddle a strong D3 or D4. Our paddles will involve currents, wild animals, and many hours in a boat – it is not an advanced series of events, but the paddles also will not be beginners’ paddles in most cases. We hope to complete the series within 2017, but dates will be subject to locations and geographical considerations (i.e. we won’t paddle the swamp during yellow fly season, etc.). So join us for one, join us for all, just join us and paddle!
Paddle number 5 – Reed Bigham State Park / Adel area. Bigham is another paddle needed to receive a punch in our cards. This paddle is a 7 mile river paddle with a slight current. There will be no shuttle. The website suggests Paddle "Roundtree Run" from Red Roberts Landing to the park's main boat ramp. Club members who have a shuttle may put in at Rountree Bridge/Red Roberts Landing and paddle 3.5 miles downstream to the park. Without a shuttle, paddlers can travel from the park's main boat ramp up to Red Roberts Landing, then back to the park for a total of 7 miles. The current is typically not very strong, so traveling upstream is not very difficult. Call the park to ask about water flow. Canoe and kayak rentals available.Details for the paddle requirements can be found online at http://gastateparks.org/ParkPaddlers .
Due to the location of this paddle, we we are not securing group lodging. Your leaders will be camping at Bingham Sunday night after they leave the Okeefenokee (see separate write up for paddle #4)
All members are welcome to register and participate in this event. When registering all members will go to a wait list. However, those who have participated in the first 4 will have priority followed by those who completed one of the first 2. After those registrants have been added, other registrants will be added in the order they have registered. It is not unusual for people to sign up and not pay by the deadline, at which point we will offer their spots to others, so be sure to remain on the waitlist.
|How to Get There:|
Reed Bigham State Park
542 Reed Bingham Road Adel, GA 31620
75 S to exit 41Roun Tree Br Rd - turn right
Right onto Sparks Cutoff Rd
Right onto GA 37
Right onto Evergreen Church rd
Left onto Reed Bigham Rd
May cancel in case of inclement weather
If bringing a dog, be sure your friend is well versed in your boat
Dogs must have PFDs also
Please realize other paddles in this series are not suitable for dogs, especially when we visit the Swamp areas which are inhabited by many predators.
We will meet at the boat ramp
Park Paddlers Club Cards may be purchased in advance online or at Ranger Stations http://www.georgiastatepark s.org/ParkPaddlers
Please feel free to set up your own carpool - plan on being 30 minutes early to the event.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
This event may be cancelled due to inclement weather
$5 State Park fee or State Park Pass required