Etowah River Paddle Back Waters of Allatoona - Sun, Sep 16 2018

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Etowah River Paddle Back Waters of Allatoona

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Canton   Water: Etowah River Paddle Back Waters of Allatoona  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Sep 16 2018  8:30 am >> Sun, Sep 16 2018 1:30 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Sep 11 2018 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Sep 15 2018 7:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate (Exploratory)
Distance:9 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:12
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 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 "Back Waters of Allatoona" section of the Etowah river, led by Allison Carter, who is currently working toward becoming a Trip Leader. It will undoubtedly be an awesome paddle if the weather holds out. 

This section of river terminates into Lake Allatonna. It can be paddles all time of the year due to consistent depth along most of the river. It will however slow down the closer it gets to Allatoona.  

A river dies here. Allatoona Dam, some 25 miles downstream from the launch site, transforms the freeflowing Etowah into expansive Lake Allatoona which has a life of its own. For about six miles, a noticeable current persists; that current ceases altogether at Shoal Creek. However, the backwaters of Allatoona provide access to some unique natural and historic features, including the wetlands at the mouth of Jug Creek and Donalson Furnace on Shoal Creek. (Etowahwatertrail)

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

We will launch from Boling Mill Park and take out at Fields Landing - see below for details.

Those interested in going out for a bite after at a local place are welcome to join. 


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

 $5 or a pass to park

 **** Original post stated we were taking out at Knox Bridge, the army corp of engineers has closed Knox Bridge so we will be taking out at Fields Landing. A big Thank You to Kelly Burke for the update. 

Required Items to Bring:

boat - there are no rentals





great attitude

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Put in is at Boling Park - 1200 Marrietta Park, Canton There is no developed boat launch in Boling Park, but boats can be launched down the steep river bank near the riverside picnic tables located between the soccer fields and the tennis courts. Therefore we will meet at this location. 

The launch is located off Ga. 20 in Canton. From Exit 16 on I-575, go west on Ga. 20 0.7 mile. Turn right at light (Marietta Hwy/Ga. 140) cross over Etowah River and and turn left into Boling Park.


Take Out is at Fields Landing - 600 Fields Landing Dr, Canton  From entrance to Boling Park, Left out of park onto 140 stay right onto Hwy 20, follow to Fields Landing Dr, turn Left and follow to park. 

We will unload boats at Boling Mill, then drive cars to take out, volunteer drivers will then bring all drivers back to put in.  


$5 parking fee or pass

Paddle may be cancelled depending if sever weather is expected. 

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Event may be cancelled if inclement weather is expected.