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Kayaking on the Etowah (E. Cherokee to Etowah River Park) - BYOB!

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Kayaking through Cherokee County   Water: Kayaking on the Etowah (E. Cherokee to  Etowah River Park) - BYOB!  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 7 2018  8:30 am >> Sat, Jul 7 2018 5:30 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Jul 1 2018 7:27 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 6 2018 8:27 pm
Event Duration:9 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:13 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No



Join us for a fun summer paddle along a flatwater section of the Etowah river.   The Etowah River is a 164-mile-long waterway that begins northwest of Dahlonega, Georgia. We will be doing a section (13 miles) above Lake Allatoona starting near Ball Ground and finishing at Etowah River Park.

There will be plenty of time to stop and swim as well as a rope swing (assuming it is still there)!! And if the water levels are right we have some shoals to play in that were created by old fishing weirs. 

You will be required to bring a PFD! 

Car Shuttling:

We'll be running our own car shuttle and your TL's will direct everyone once we drop the boats off at the put-in location.  The drop off location doesn't have an official launch or parking area, but it's a good place to start. There's a small dip down from the main road (E. Cherokee) to the really short road that goes to a dirt area where we'll be.  If you drive a low profile vehicle, you might want to park on the main road temporarily and we'll help get your boat to the river.  From here, all drivers will drive to the take-out and we'll bring one or 2 vehicles back depending on how many people we have.

Here's a snippet of what the put in location looks like: (GPS Coordinates and Google map is further down this page)

Required Items to Bring:

Good attitude
Kayak or Canoe (No rafts/blow up pool toys as your main transportation down the river)
Water/beverage (No glass on the river)
Water/River shoes or footware you don’t mind getting wet or dirty

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Dry Bag
Change of clothes

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Put In Location:
GPS Coordinates: 34.299462,-84.397733

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This event is rain or shine, but we will not paddle in severe weather. Your TL's will watch weather as it gets closer to the event.

Etowah River Park - 600 Brown Industrial Parkway


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