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BYO-Boat & Shuttle

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Gerrards Landing Park, Roswell, GA 30076   Water: BYO-Boat & Shuttle   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 14 2018  9:30 am >> Sat, Apr 14 2018 2:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Mar 18 2018 10:05 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 6 2018 8:00 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:13.5 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Bring Your Own Boat & Shuttle for this point to point 13+ mile kayak/canoe event on the Chattahoochee River that is sure to be a blast! First of all you'll need a shuttle partner to join, usually a friend, loved one or just someone that's cray-cray enough to drop you off and pick you up at TWO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS.

The paddling part of this event may START at Gerrards Landing (GL) Park, but the shuttle cars will have to be dropped off at the Morgan Falls (MF) Landing parking lot (where the event ENDS), prior to our with that being said both vehicles will require the means to haul your two kayaks (or one canoe - if you double up). We'll drop off the cars at 9:30 a.m. at MF then scurry over to GL to get rev'ed up for a 13+ mile down the Hootch paddle. We'll go all the way to the dam just to get the extra view in, then reel things in with the gang at the MF & the HCO Paddle Shack. We'll probably be a little tired so I vote for an optional bite to eat somewhere close before heading back to the starting lot in GL.

This will be a 13+ mile paddle on mostly flat water. We will be going downstream, but there are some fast moving sections along Island Ford. This paddle trip is suitable for beginners, but remember, you will be paddling the entire trip and it's about 4 hours. Use caution if you have an aluminum canoe or carbon boat...the shoals near Island Ford have been known to ding, dent & puncture fragile materials.

Please arrive at Morgan Falls lot about 15-20 minutes early to do a meet & greet for new (or returning) AOC members and go over final details and what to expect. We'll be back on the road right away and hopefully be in the water at 10am! I'm not listing this as a "carpool" event, although it could fall in to that category...I just say two up with a fellow paddler and let's ditch the carpool tape, that is, unless we have 2 folks join in that can tote 6-8 boats ;) anyone....anyone, Bueller?

::: The Paddle Map :::

Yak map


::: The driving route :::

shuttle map



Required Items to Bring:

Kayak or Canoe



Drinking Water

Emergency change of clothes and towel



Recommended Items to Bring:
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Sunscreen & Sunglasses




How to Get There:
Event Directions:


Morgan Falls:
200 Morgan Falls Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Gerrards Landing:
8000 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30022 (although it's on the Roswell side of the Hootch)

Restrooms and water fountains are at both locations and parking is free.


If you bring your dog, please make sure to have plenty of water for him/her even if the temps are cooler!

::: This is not an event that will proceed in inclement weather, if the threat of storms is in the area we'll reschedule :::


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