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REGISTRATION & PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page. This is a paid event with payment managed by the trip leader(s) and NOT the AOC. Please read the event description carefully for payment details and instructions.

Broad River Kayaking

The Basics:
Event Type:Whitewater
Event Location: Danielsville, GA (23 Miles NE of Athens GA)
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Aug 26 2018  10:00 am >> Sun, Aug 26 2018 3:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, Aug 10 2018 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 24 2018 7:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
John Christopher
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Member Cost:$20.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Join use for kaying on the beautiful Broad River northeast of Athens Georgia. The total river distannce is 70 miles and winds it's way through the scenic countryside. The section of the river we'll be kayaking is suitable to beginers while still being fun for experienced paddlers. We'll be kaying for about 6 miles total distance over a number of class II rapids. There is one larger ... but avoidable... 5ft drop toward the end of this section. See the following link for the outfitters description of this section of the river. The only restriction for this event is that you should be a confident swimmer.

The outfitters website suggests 3-5 hours, including a stop for lunch, as the total kayaking time. I've set this event at 5 hours but we may finish in about 3 or 4 hours. Paddling on the river does require some upper body and arm strength. No preparation is required but you should expect that you'll get a good workout from all the paddling. The only other caution is sun exposure. Being on a river for 4 hours means you'll be in the direct sun for a long time. Also, the sunlight will be reflecting off the water for additional exposure. Sunscreen and appropriate clothing such as long pants and long sleeve shirts made of wicking material are recommended. NOTE: The degree of sun exposure can be deceptive. Please be cautious and use sunscreen.

The outfitter is well equiped with kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. You should bring a dry bag to store your lunch and personal items (keys, wallet, cash, etc. etc) while on the kayak. The shuttles bring kayakers back to the outfitters & parking area after the event. Also, the outfitter  has changing 'rooms' ...they look like shacks...for changing clothes after the event. Parking available at the outfitters but carpooling is recommended.

RAIN FORECAST: Since this is a water event, the event will be canceled if there is a high chance (50% or more) of thunderstorms and rain. The tripleader will send out information in advance on the forecast and will give 24 hour notice if the event is canceled.

OPTIONAL: For those who are interested, we will stop in downtown Athens GA after the kayaking for a bite to eat.


Required Items to Bring:

Sunscreen, Appropriate Clothing (hat, swiming gear, etc.), and Water Shoes (tevas, etc.)

Lunch, Snacks & Water

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

Drybag for Personal Items (Walmart has a cheap set for $10 that works well - Outdoor Products Pack Ultimate Dry Sack)

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):70Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $28.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


The Trip Leader(s) for this event has (have) elected either to personally collect the funds that event participants are required to pay, or to require participants to pay funds directly to a third party. No funds will be paid to the Atlanta Outdoor Club for this event. Therefore, by registering for this event, you acknowledge and agree to the following: (1) the monies paid by registrants will not be monitored, managed, or otherwise accounted for by the Atlanta Outdoor Club; (2) that the Atlanta Outdoor Club bears no financial responsibility for this event; and (3) you waive any and all claims against the Atlanta Outdoor Club, and hold the Atlanta Outdoor Club harmless for the loss of any monies you paid for this event.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, any paying registrant may request directly from the Trip Leader, prior to the event, a breakdown of funds collected, estimated expenses, and deposits made in anticipation of the event. Following the event, the Trip Leader must complete his or her financial accounting for the event, with supporting documentation, within 30 days of the completion of the event, and a paid registrant may request a breakdown of funds collected, money spent and supporting documentation after that time. If you are unable to obtain requested documentation, please contact the Director of Paid Events.

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

Member Cost:$20.00/Person
Cost Includes:

KAYAK RENTAL:The kayaks are reserved for this event and the outfitter offers a $5 discount if we pay as one group. Please bring $20 cash and give it to the trip leader at the carpool or once we meet in the parking area at the outfitter. If you cannot bring cash, you'll have to pay the standard $25 fee separately.

BYOB: You can bring your own kayak and the outfitter will charge of $5 for the shuttle.

NOTE: There is no payment to be made thorugh the AOC

Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

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

See AOC website for cancelation policy.