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Canoeing into Okefenokee Swamp

The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Hide from Calendar
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge   Water: Canoeing into Okefenokee Swamp  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Jan 31 2019  6:00 pm >> Sun, Feb 3 2019 6:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:00 pm   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, Dec 21 2018 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 18 2019 12:00 pm
Event Duration:3 Days
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:35 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Mike Pawloski
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Member Cost:$75.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

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.


- I need to thank Myra Kincaid for giving me information on this trip. 

About the Swamp:

"Visiting the Okefenokee Swamp Park instantly transports you into a prehistoric environment, populated by living dinosaurs – our alligators, as well as unique species of carnivorous plants, rare birds and the opportunity to learn more about the ancient Okefenokee cultures" Click Here

Here is an NYTimes article about canoeing into Okefenokee click here


This is a 3 days canoeing trip into Okefenokee Swamp. We start driving on the evening of Thursday 31st. We will stay the night at a campsite near the swamp (TBD). Friday early morning we will pick up our canoes at Suwannee Canal Recreation Area (Okefenokee Adventures) and start paddling. After 12 miles paddling, we camp at Round Top shelter for the night. The next day we will paddle 15 miles and settle down for the night at Monkey Lake campsite. For the last day, we paddle out 8 miles and finish where we started. Then get into our cars and drive back to Atlanta. We may stop to grab a bite on our way back (this will be group decision). 


 Please read the following information:

1: Okefenokee National wildlife refuge wilderness canoe guide: Clik here 

2: Map: Click here 

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.

Required Items to Bring:

• Food for 3 days

• Tent

• Sleeping Bag, Pad

• Water container (3 liters capacity)

• appropriate cloth 

• Raingear

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

• Gas stove

• water Purification

• Hat, Sunscreen

• Insect repellent

• Camera

• Map

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):550Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:00 pm
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $220.00 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.

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

Member Cost:$75.00/Person
Cost Includes:

Summary of costs:

• Canoe Rental - 3 days per canoe: $75.00 - I will reserve 3 or 4 canoe

• Camping fees - 2 nights: $30 per person 

• Park reservation Fee: $10 shared between all participants

• AOC Service fee: $5 per person 

 • Thursday night camp reservation - TBD 


Payments will be made directly to the trip leader. I will send you payment instruction after the registration cut off. 


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.

Cancellations prior to 1/18/2019 will be refunded in full less the $5 administrative fee.  Cancelations 1/19/2019 and after will only be refunded if a replacement participant can be found, if another AOC member can take your spot the refund will be less the $5 admin. fee.