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Etowah River Paddle - Eagles Beak

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Dawsonville   Water: Etowah River Paddle - Eagles Beak  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 11 2018  8:30 am >> Sat, Aug 11 2018 1:30 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Aug 7 2018 11:59 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 10 2018 8:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate (Exploratory)
Distance:7 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Jerry K
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
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

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.


Join us as we paddle the "Eagle's Beak" section of the Etowah river.

This section of river lies between the take out of the Dawson Forest section and the new Forsyth park Eagle's Beak where there is a newly constructed launch ramp. It is a fairly mellow section, only requiring 60 cfs to navigate comfortably.  

Though the river leaves behind the protected corridor formed by the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area, the seven miles from Kelly remains rural and the river banks undeveloped. Perhaps for that reason it and the land surrounding it are the play places for some unique recreational pursuits, including gold mining, gun clubs and remote control airplanes clubs. The river runs calm with no significant shoals or rapids, though occasionally strainers can block all, or a portion, of the river.

We will begin our day by meeting at The Outside World outfitters in Dawsonville (471 Quill Dr.
Dawsonville, GA 30534). We will then drive to the put in and set up a shuttle down river, approximately 7 river miles.  


We will paddle approximately half way and then look for a lunch spot.


This is a BYOB event - you must have your own kayak/canoe



Required Items to Bring:

boat - there are no rentals





great attitude

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

The Outside World Outfitters

471 Quill Dr. Dawsonville, GA 30534

Travel 400 North to Dawsonville once you enter the access controlled section of 400 you will pass the light at Whimire / Carlisle Dr, the Outfitter is on the right next to Northstar bikes. Directions to the put in / take out will be shared there, Please contact your leaders if you have any questions. 

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